#1
Ok, so I'm playing DDO, just minding my own business when all of a sudden my laptop's screen goes all magenta on me. It sort of looked like when an analogue tv has no reception, except it was purple. I could sort of see the images that were supposed to be on the screen, but they were heavily distorted.

Is this a common problem with dying laptops?
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#2
Jimi is back!

But seriously, it sounds like your screen is failing/has failed. Have you dropped it, or done any other damage recently?
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#3
This happened to my desktop PC one. ...When the graphics card burnt out... but it can also be a driver problem... Strange that drivers seem to stop working after they were perfect for months? ..that's windows for ya.
#4
and now i have Hendrix playing in my head...

you're screen died i think dude, i've only seen that when the monitor cable came loose but laptops don't have that so i'm not 100% sure
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#5
I've seen it happen to a TV when the gas or plasma or whatever it is that makes then worked leaked. Your screen might be broken inside.
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Is this a common problem with dying laptops?

A common problem with dying monitors, laptop screens and beamers.
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#7
wait, was this only in the game or on the entire OS?
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#8
Unless your screen has been physically damaged or broken I think the issue would be with your graphics card.
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#9
I'm on a different computer atm. It's happened once before, but then worked fine after a restart. And yes, it was the whole OS. No damage to the screen. Can graphics cards overheat?

I think I might know what did it actually. My laptop has several power management modes. It was on quiet office mode from before when I was just web browsing. I think it limits the fans or something. Does that sound like a likely cause?
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#10
there's purple all up in this bitch!
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and now i have Hendrix playing in my head...

Same. Except I'm desperately thinking of a rhyme for laptop.
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#13
Same thing happened to me while I was playing DDO. Turned out my graphics card had died.
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I'm on a different computer atm. It's happened once before, but then worked fine after a restart. And yes, it was the whole OS. No damage to the screen. Can graphics cards overheat?

I think I might know what did it actually. My laptop has several power management modes. It was on quiet office mode from before when I was just web browsing. I think it limits the fans or something. Does that sound like a likely cause?

yes. thats why they have fans and such.
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#15
Purple haze all in my brain
Lately things just don't seem the same
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#16
sounds like either the graphics chip, or the internal cable between your motherboard and display.
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#17
I took a knee on my laptop once, and something very similar happened. It sounds like somethings wrong with the connection to your screen, the screen itself, or the graphics card.
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