I'm at the end of my rope here. My laptop will play as many games, open as many programs, etc. as long as it's all in a small location of the screen. Once a window gets too large though, the entire screen goes blank and requires a restart to see again.
How the fuck does that even happen?
It does it in safe mode, and still persists through a factory restart.
I've done just about everything I can think of, so I could really use some help
Msi makes great laptops, had mine for about a year now, 10/10
Video games work fine, by the way, which makes me think it's a problem with the integrated graphics card, not the nvidia one
However, even when I run things like web browsers through the nvidia card it still blacks out when I maximize the window
Also, if I plug a monitor in through an HDMI cable, that monitor will work even when my laptop goes black
Intricate wallpaper didn't do anything, I still had to enlarge a window to get it to go black.
I'm not the best with computers, what do you mean by booting it off a Linux CD?
I should also note that after the computer has been off for a while, when it boots up it works just fine for around 10 minutes. I don't think it's a heating issue though, because the CPU/GPU never go above 50c
>after the computer has been off for a while, when it boots up it works just fine for around 10 minutes. I don't think it's a heating issue though, because the CPU/GPU never go above 50c
Your GPU is crawling off the motherboard, because it was attached with lead-free solder, and lead-free solder balls are not yet fully understood, especially by NVidia*.
There are companies that'll reball your laptop's BGAs with leaded solder, which makes the problem go away for good. Look on ebay.
* Funny that Intel's BGA northbridges, ULV processors, etc. never seem to have this problem.
I took my laptop to some computer repair people and they managed to fix it for a few months by changing some setting. I hope they didn't just fuck up my computer more.
Thanks for help, dude!