Hello, well my 8887 is just a year old, its been a great machine, but about a week ago it started doing somethin odd, when the machine is cold its fine for about 15 to 20 minutes, then it starts.... the screen goes black (like power off black) for about 1 to 1.5 seconds then comes back just fine, this occurs 2 to 3 times a minute, it doesn't miss a beat when its black, if I was typing when it goes black its all there when it comes back including what I typed when it was black, at first I thought it was a bug of some sort but after scanning with the latest virus protection, as well as ad-ware 6.0, it found nothing, I have tried booting in safe mode, still happens, tried going to the cmos screen and waiting, still happens, I am running the latest ATI drivers, have tried the other ones Omega and Catalyst, with no luck. now I am on the verge of a complete reformat I have started to come to the conclusion that it is a hardware problem, does anyone have any encouraging ideas for me to try before I wipe it clean and start fresh?, aside from forwarding this to Sager tech support? , I cant stand the thought of sending this back to Sager, I work on it 12 hours a day. fortunately, I did purchase the extended warranty and the additional screen protection at least. what is the average turn around on repair work?
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3/30/04 at 2:47am