Weird lines on laptop when booting up

PiemanTheGreat

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My laptop has been acting weirdly. Whenever I boot it up, weird lines and squares and been showing up on the screen. The rest of the screen in black. Rarely, it boots up like normal, but within a few minutes it goes back to the state I mentioned. I don't particularly know what's causing it. I've tried everything that I could think of. Pls halp meh. Thanks.
Edit: Forgot to mention. It's a ThinkPad Lenova running Windows 7.
 

ffg7

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try using an external monitor on it to see if the monitor displays same lines & squares. if monitor does display them then the onboard videocard is crapping out or you have bad system ram that the onboard video uses if it does not have it's own ram.
 

PiemanTheGreat

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I plugged in an external monitor, and everything seemed to be working fine. I try running a couple games,(e.g. Tf2 or Gmod) they simply wouldn't start up. You're probably right. The video card is probably fried or something like that. I also noticed it was heating up a lot more than last time I used it. I've given up on it. Thanks for trying to help anyways.
 
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