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video is altering on it why? (2006 Vaio VGN)

i was on youtube surfing and my vaio was aliterating on the computer(hopefully the pic helps, i had a hard time documenting it on photo):

in case the pic is bad,

the video will jump on the computer itsself

i tested it with a external monitor and the monitor will not do this, but the laptop will with or without a monitor(when a monitors connected, it is not as bad or often)


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This could either be a problem with the graphics chip, or with the display/cabling. If you want, open it up and check the cables that connect from the screen to the logic board, and see if they are slightly dislodged or damaged. If the cables are ok, try connecting it to a monitor through it's VGA/DVI port (If yours has one, most of them do) and see if the problem persists. If the problem is still there, then you have a faulty logic board/GPU.

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i checked and it has a intel GMA GPU


if i decide not to fix it and sell it with no optical drive or HDD, at least i have my macbook pro:)


Since you said the problem went away when you connected it to your monitor, then it's probably just a problem with the screen or cableing which is roughly a $100 fix.


but it still happens with it but less and not as bad


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