Squiggly light blue lines (like a bar code) on pictures

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gotpigs Posts 1 Registration date Tuesday December 31, 2013 Status Member Last seen December 31, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM
 Blocked Profile - Dec 31, 2013 at 05:18 PM
I have an HP Pavilion DV6. It is 5 years old with an SSD drive and extra memory. Recently, I noted squiggly light blue lines (like a bar code) on pictures while browsing the internet. I had someone apply artic silver under the CPU about 2 months ago. Could the silver be wearing out that quickly or is this getting to be a graphics card problem? I know how to apply the silver, but I don't think the blanket method is safe and I don't know how to solder whatever part it could be. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Dec 31, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Hang in there.....

We can apply the "half-split" method for this one.....

Do the lines appear on an external monitor?

If the problem moves, then it is the graphics generator/connections......
...if it does not move, it is the monitor.

Post back.
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Will it be ok if I plug it into the TV with the HDMI cable to check it when it happens?
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Dec 31, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Yea try it.....be certain to change to hdmi output.

Someone corr3ct me if I am wrong!
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I just tried it and I didn't see it on the TV, nor did it happen again lately as I was surfing on the TV or off (It's pretty random). I have a feeling it may be the monitor.
:( Is this a common thing for laptops to do after being this old?
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Dec 31, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Well, if it is intermittent, then it may be connection.

Yes, it can happen on day three. Be happy your hardware lasted that long from some experiences!
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