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White line on screen ??

My Macbook has a White Horizontal line running through the screen about a cm wide this comes up on boot up and only goes away When i take a screenshot can anyone help..could it be the lcd screen?

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  • millsydt Oct 02, 2008

    Yer its there all the time it disapears when i take a screenshot but its there on boot up too iv been told i need a new LCD screen is this true?

  • millsydt Oct 03, 2008

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2ueiB2ec...




    This video might help...i have done a diagnostics check on it and it didnt pick up anything im thinking of investing in a new
    Monitor because im worried i will have to get a new screen my warranty has also run out :(

  • Paul Burrows
    Paul Burrows May 11, 2010

    Hi
    is the white line there all the time and goes away when you do a screen grab? or is it only there on start up?




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Being a whole vertical row of pixels, I'm afraid it does sound like dead pixels on the LCD.

Before splashing out on a new LCD it would be worth re-seating the connection to the screen. The cable goes up through the hinge so wIth the constant opening and closing the cable can get moved or pinched. I have seen that in the past. Normally that would effect the whole display but it's worth a look at.

Have you had a mac techie look at it? They would check for that before charging you for a new LCD.
You can save some money by picking up spares on ebay. Just depends on if you are confident enough to fit it yourself. As it is not that easy!

Sorry I cannot be of more help.

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  • Paul Burrows
    Paul Burrows Oct 06, 2008

    Thanks for the doing the movie. Yep, the problem is what I thought. The only way to fix that one is replace the screen. Shame you are out of warranty, always happens just as you go out of warranty!

    I have a machine with the same problem. I just got an external monitor. They are quite cheap now so it is a could solution if you don't mind the mac being confined to your desk. Just get a nice big monitor!

    You can always look out on ebay for a 'mac for spares' some people sell theirs when the logic board or such goes (that is exspensive to fix and in most cases not worth replacing) The screen is quite easy to replace if it is still inside the lid.

    Good luck.



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