Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Freak Squad jacked up another computer.

22 Feb 2011   #1
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Freak Squad jacked up another computer.

A wile back a hard drive crashed on a Laptop we bought from Best Buy and I could have replaced it, but my Dad insisted we take it to Freak Squad because it was still under warranty. They got it working (surprisingly), but now on start up and when waking from sleep mode the screen flashes a few times.
It's a Dell Inspiron 1470


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Feb 2011   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

You will need to wait for someone more knowledgeable that I for a solution, but I seriously doubt that the flashing is due to a defective hard drive. My guess would either be something being awry with the OS or video driver...or even the video card. However, I would discount the possibility of the video card, and focus on some kind of software issue. I don't know enough to pinpoint the problem, but if it were me, I would run diagnostics, such as chkdsk /f, sfc /scannow, reinstall the video driver, etc. Hopefully, someone will have a better solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #3
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
You will need to wait for someone more knowledgeable that I for a solution, but I seriously doubt that the flashing is due to a defective hard drive. My guess would either be something being awry with the OS or video driver...or even the video card. However, I would discount the possibility of the video card, and focus on some kind of software issue. I don't know enough to pinpoint the problem, but if it were me, I would run diagnostics, such as chkdsk /f, sfc /scannow, reinstall the video driver, etc. Hopefully, someone will have a better solution.
The hard drive is fine, I never said it was caused by that. The hard drive crashed a wile back and that's why we had to bring it to Freak Squad. Ever since they 'fixed' is the screen has been flashing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Feb 2011   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Have you considered taking it back to the squad? I admit that I don't ever let anyone touch my computer besides myself, because back when I did, I usually ran into problems like you have. I would still recommend the diagnostics that I mentioned, and reinstalling the video driver. If you are comfortable inside the case, you should reseat the video card and check the connections from the card to the monitor. None of these things may help, but at least they form a foundation from which you or someone else may gain insight.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #5
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Have you considered taking it back to the squad? I admit that I don't ever let anyone touch my computer besides myself, because back when I did, I usually ran into problems like you have. I would still recommend the diagnostics that I mentioned, and reinstalling the video driver. If you are comfortable inside the case, you should reseat the video card and check the connections from the card to the monitor. None of these things may help, but at least they form a foundation from which you or someone else may gain insight.
I'll reinstall the video card driver today some time. I hope to never have to take anything back to Freak Squad, they have never done anything right with our computers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2011   #6
ZenixNet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

No solution yet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Freak Squad jacked up another computer.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
MS IE Hi Jacked?
All of a sudden when I use search the results page that comes up is Time Warner. I have my browser set to Bing. I have searched all places that I could think of and can't find where I am being Hi Jacked. Can somebody tip me off. BTW I have loaded ver 11 but it was doing it prior to that.
Browsers & Mail
New computer.... opted out of Geek Squad
I just bought a laptop and was told by the sales guy that I could pay the Geek Squad $99 to remove unwanted/needed pre-installed programs. I was told that there 7-10 in the registry to remove. The computer being brand new is sluggish, can anyone tell me how to remove without having to buy a program.
Performance & Maintenance
About to freak out.
CPU:AMD PHENOM IIX6 1055T GPU:AMD 6950 2GB FLEX EDITION RAM:CORSAIR XMS 4X2GB DDR3 1600MHZ HDD:2X SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 MOBO:GIGABYTE 870A-UD3 So! this is a tough one, So for almost a year and a half now My computer has been blue screening, probably about 300-400 times, (at the most...
BSOD Help and Support
LAN-Jacked
Super-angry Hi all.I have an internet speed of 10Mbs on LAN.I average about 2-5Kbs.Sometimes more.I have seen it as high as 180.I know that there are restrictions on this network,but i think that i should be getting faster downloads than my current speed(0-3Kb).Can i stabalize this or is there...
Network & Sharing
iPod causes Windows to freak out
Hey guys, I have a 1st gen iPod Touch and just installed the 7 RC. Now when I connect the iPod it causes iTunes to freeze, as soon as I unplug it itunes works fine. It also causes my webcam to freak out when plugged in but again, as soon as it's unplugged everything works fine. Do you guys have...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:41.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App