I know how you feel with laptop dying. Mine went downhill this summer, and now only runs Ubuntu Linux without problems, not windows... meaning I can't use my art program on it anymore, and it's only good for a couple things I normally would do.
When I have a paypal set up, there is a very good chance I will be commissioning you! ^^
You're very welcome. ^^ If I'm lucky, I'll have a paypal set up before the 25th of this month. Oh man, that really sucks! *O* It might be your video card is dying... I'm not entirely sure though. D: Or problem with the Operating System. Have you tried a system restore? Or perhaps using the OS disk, and choosing the repair option from that? Wish I could help more, because it sucks when you have to go and buy a whole new comp, without having had plans to do it, or money. DX
You're lucky though, it actually gets to your desktop. When I had windows on my computer, when the problems happened, it would get to the Windows logo, and would then give me a blue screen of death. It's completely irreparable, unless I reinstall everything from scratch. DX Oh well, at least Ubuntu works! ^^
I have an HP Pavilion tx 2500, Its a "problem" with the motherboard because here is a chip (BGA (Ball Grid Array)) that controls some of the peripherals (videos, wireless...) and this chip uses the same heatsink as the processor, the problem is that the heatsink is about 3 CM far, and HP uses a kind of "thermal tape", but apparently it is not enough and the chip lose its solder, causing a bad contact
Sometimes when im working in drawings or chat in msn, the display turns red or purple, or pink, sometimes i can see color stripes and things like that xd and when i turn on again the laptop, sometimes fails Dx i dont know if is the OS
yo tambien tenia esa compu ;A;~!! y a mi se me descompuso en menos de un año LOL~!! supuestamente se me sobrecalento la tarjeta madre, he hizo que el wireless no le funcionara, y blha blah, ya no la pudimos arreglar, aunque si funciona todo bn, excepto que no tiene internet jamas ;A;~!!, le hemos puesto tarjetas wireless pero = no funciona u___u~!! y la llebamos a que la reparan en un sucursal HP, pero no le hicieron nada, y tenian otras dos computadoras como las nuestras u___u~!! desde ese momento ya no quiero una HP nunk mas *cry* pues suerte con tus comisiones eleo, si quieres te doy promocion en my journal para ayudarte pokito aunque sea ;w;~!!!
Oh crap, that is something I probably wouldn't be able to help much yet. I'm still studying into hardware, and it's not my strong point as of yet. DX I was say that sending it in would be a pretty good idea, because they should be able to fix the connection, but buying a new computer might be cheaper, if your current one isn't under warranty.
I think it's probably just a hardware issue at this point, especially if the connection has been worn down. I have yet to work with repairing that sort of thing, but if it was bad enough, some parts might need to be replaced. As for the cost of replacing said part... I'm not entirely sure. Ugh, but I feel so bad, being unable to help you. DX
Suerte con las comisiones, te deseo muchas comisiones, ando en las mismas, mi lap tambien esta muriendo y no creo que pase para el otro año, tambien ando ahorrando para una nueva. Saludos y abrazos de este zorrito.