raid_scsi Posted October 30, 2006 Report Share Posted October 30, 2006 (edited) I have an Asus z81sp. 3.2 GHz Pentium 4, 2 GB Corsair DDR2 533, 100GB 7200RPM Seagate Momentous. I powered on the laptop and the screen was blank! My first though was that the LCD went bad. However I hooked up an external monitor to the laptop and on power up, there is no POST! Where the default bios screens should be there is only scrambled hex characters. I hypothetically assume that the video card is bad, due to its inability to display text information from the bios, however could the bios itself be bad and still load the OS. After about 10 seconds of hex garble it starts the windows XP loading screens and boots successfully. Device manager shows no errors and everything is fine! SO is my video card bad? Or is it the Motherboard (BIOS), if the LCD was bad why would my screen be garbled? I have some pics of this I'll post after lunch. If it is simply the video card where can I go to get a new one? Its a MXM Type III and the case on my Asus is very spacious. I've only found two places that talk about MXM. Here and http://www.mxm-upgrade.com/ Here is a pciture of it when it was working:( Edited October 30, 2006 by raid_scsi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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