Vertical Lines


I have a dell xps m1330 for over a year now and the warranty is up. It originally came with vista and when windows 7 came out i bought it and installed it. I've used the hardware compatibility to make sure my notebook could handle windows 7 before i installed it and it all passed. After installing i updated all the drivers and got everything to work fine with the new os.

A few months go by and it starts acting up, freezing then shutting off, restarting. After it comes back from freezing it will be a black screen and all fuzzy then restarts and all i will see is vertical lines with 1 big thick black line towards the middle right of the screen. I've tried plugging in a vga cable to my notebook and switching it to my desktop monitor and it works but all i would see is a blue screen with a bunch of "s" all over the place and distorted writing.

I've done the fn+power button and went through the whole diag process and found no hardware or memory problem. I was told it was my screen/inverter so since the inverter was cheaper i replace that and it worked fine for about 30min and acted up again. So i assume it would be my screen, but how would the screen make the notebook restart?


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