When my laptop's plastic flexes in any way (aka i touch/move it) something shorts causing GPU artifacta and then a crash.

drew_26

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This occurs on my 950m while its being utilized in game (no issues outside of games).

If i place a little pressure on my laptop with my palm while playing or type it'll artifact and crash. If i move the laptop in almost anyway - same thing.

With the help of some great people on the internet I've deduced that something is shorting when the plastic flexes rather than the card actually being bad.

This happens plugged in, unplugged, and plugged in without the battery in the laptop.


Questions:
1. Do you think this hypothesis is correct?
2. When I open the laptop up what can i look for, loose cables? What causes a short.
3. Can i fix this on my own? If not can a professional fix this?

Thank you all for your time and please let me know if you need any additional information!!
 

rgd1101

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Question from drew_26 : "Laptop GPU artifacts/crashes based on me physically manipulating the laptop?"



 
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