Computer turns into blue screen with stripes and restarts itself?

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    batlhilz said:
    clean it up often, keep it in the open area where the air is floating nicely, use sleep / shut down mode whenever you dont use it etc. theres some sort of "cooling pads" sold in the market for few dozen of bucks that has different cooling systems (usb powered fans, for example) etc. ive never used those tho, so cant really tell how good they are :>
    Alright thanks. And I was doing some scan test on dell's website that said this:

    "Your hard drive is operating outside of normal parameters and should be replaced. This system no longer carries a hardware warranty. To purchase a replacement drive, please visit Dell Spare Parts for a compatible replacement part."
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    Can anyone advise me about the smart scan detection? it did not alert me to the graphics card being a problem. Would it have done that, if it is the graphics card? or do I have possibly 2 issues now.

    I think my hard drive is failing.
    Last edited by Bright Eyes; 31 Aug 2016 at 23:07.
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    Whatphoeb said:
    Most likely your graphics card has died. Typical cause for this is blown capacitors. Open up your computer, take graphics card out and take a closer look at capacitors.
    So, agree that its the hard drive and not the graphics card now? https://i.imgur.com/XpdIzW5.png
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    Your harddrive is definitely failing, but I cannot determine whether this is the only problem.
    You could end up that you buy a new HDD and the graphic card or other component are already damaged and the whole laptop won't make it.
    Frankly, from your description, my first thought was, there was liquid spilled on your laptop

    Cheers
    Tom
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    Tom886 said:
    Your harddrive is definitely failing, but I cannot determine whether this is the only problem.
    You could end up that you buy a new HDD and the graphic card or other component are already damaged and the whole laptop won't make it.
    Frankly, from your description, my first thought was, there was liquid spilled on your laptop

    Cheers
    Tom
    There was.... going back and I guess it messed it up over a few months time. Oh well, since then I got a desk cup holder to keep that from happening again.

    I was told that the graphics card probably cant be replaced as its likely soldered to the motherboard in other words. I guess best case scenario, I replace the hard drive and its smooth sailing. One of those things you think "please, Id have to be an idiot to do that!" one lonely night falling asleep on my recliner and bang! on the keyboard.

    I turned it upside down instantly half way folded, turned it off, and saturated anything I could and vacuumed the vents and keys for extra liquid.

    Cant afford another one... should have been more careful. Cant believe I spent 850 on the thing and spilled right on it!
    Last edited by Bright Eyes; 04 Sep 2016 at 00:22.
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    Bright Eyes said:
    There was.... going back and I guess it messed it up over a few months time. Oh well, since then I got a desk cup holder to keep that from happening again.

    I was told that the graphics card probably cant be replaced as its likely soldered to the motherboard in other words. I guess best case scenario, I replace the hard drive and its smooth sailing. One of those things you think "please, Id have to be an idiot to do that!" one lonely night falling asleep on my recliner and bang! on the keyboard.

    I turned it upside down instantly half way folded, turned it off, and saturated anything I could and vacuumed the vents and keys for extra liquid.

    Cant afford another one... should have been more careful. Cant believe I spent 850 on the thing and spilled right on it!
    Just an FYI in case you spill again Immediately turn the power off and take out the battery when you spill on it, and hold the power button down a few seconds. Disassemble it, and depending on what you spilled, either put the components on dry rice (for water) or if it's something like coffee that is super sticky when electrocuted, clean it with Q-tips and rubbing alcohol. If you worked fast enough it won't be damaged :P

    EDIT: Actually what did you spill on it? If it was coffee or something sticky you should open it and clean it now. I can't count on my hands and toes how many laptops I have been brought that were functioning improperly that just needed a good cleaning to work right again because the owner was careless and spilled all over it
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       #17

    Have you checked Event Viewer to see if there's any related errors?
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    swarfega said:
    Have you checked Event Viewer to see if there's any related errors?
    Related errors? like what, can you explain better.
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    Carsomyr said:
    Just an FYI in case you spill again Immediately turn the power off and take out the battery when you spill on it, and hold the power button down a few seconds. Disassemble it, and depending on what you spilled, either put the components on dry rice (for water) or if it's something like coffee that is super sticky when electrocuted, clean it with Q-tips and rubbing alcohol. If you worked fast enough it won't be damaged :P

    EDIT: Actually what did you spill on it? If it was coffee or something sticky you should open it and clean it now. I can't count on my hands and toes how many laptops I have been brought that were functioning improperly that just needed a good cleaning to work right again because the owner was careless and spilled all over it
    Thanks! but my current hard drive cant benefit from any of that now right? it was sticky. ice tea mix in water.

    message is too short. appreciate all the help.
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    Bright Eyes said:
    Thanks! but my current hard drive cant benefit from any of that now right? it was sticky. ice tea mix in water.

    message is too short. appreciate all the help.
    Hard drive probably not, and maybe not the GPU either now that it's been run for however long without being cleaned, but I would still try it anyways. I mean what are you gonna do break it? Rubbing alcohol and Q-tips man, and it might just kick back I mean replacing a hard drive is much cheaper than buying another whole laptop, so what do you have to lose?
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