Having problems with your Gateway PC Laptops ?

My display is garbled. I can hardly read the letters because of characters which shows up. Is the video card separate or integrated with the motherboard? Are there available video cards or motherboards which I can replace my notebook? Btw, my notebook is an Emachines M6085. Thanks for your help


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I don't know any laptops that have separate video cards, they are integrated with the motherboard.
\015\012To test if the video card is faulty, connect an external monitor to the laptop's external video connector/port and boot up your laptop. The external monitor may automatically display images, if not you may have to press the blue Fn key plus one of thr function keys to switch the video output to this video port. If you see a clear image the the Video card is OK and the LCD is faulty.
\015\012Is the display garbled or it is very dim?
\015\012If it is dim and the image is OK then the problem is associated with the backlight. It could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or the CCFL lamp is faulty and 80% of the time it is the CCFL lamp.
\015\012The inverter is easy to replace but the CCFL lamp requires more work and soldering skills.
\015\012Go to www.lcdparts.net for parts and repair services and DIY instructions..
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