Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
Hello! I've been using my Compaq Presario (M2223AP) Laptop for 2 years now, then all of a sudden I saw 2 vertical lines on the screen. 1 line is a clear red line (but not so thick & dark) located about 1/3 from the left of the screen while the other is a very faint (thin, almost transparent) line located about 1/5 from the right of the screen. I think it might be a monitor problem. I'm not very good in fixing computers so I have not done anything about it yet. I'd appreciate your help very much. Thanks! I can only see half my screen there is a red vertical line then it is white and then a bigger blue line and then white again how do I fix this
Try to connect a normal desktop monitor to the laptop (there will be one vga port where you can connect the monitor) and if you see those lines on external monitor as well then most probably video card has gone bad (you can try to reinstall video drivers in this case) if those lilnes are not there on external monitor then problem is with your LCD so if system is in warranty then get it replaced other wise get in touch with local compter shop and get it replaced.
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Posted on Sep 19, 2008
This appears to be a duplicate posting, see this link for the active post: http://www.fixya.com/support/t152864-vertical_lines_in_laptop_screen
Posted on Jul 22, 2007
Sorry, but I find these sites difficult to figure out - I'm not a chat room person. I just wanted to thank dg9dotorg for the comments and whenever I finally find out the cause and get it repaired next year, I will advise what caused it. edierosa
Posted on Dec 09, 2007
That a great answer I'm just trying to figure out how to fix it. I have the same problem I hooked a external monitor on it works great. How do you fix tape carrier package ( TCP)?
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
myne has a green line also but i used to be able and tap it and it would go away after i did it a few times i got it again so i tried to compress it again but it wouldnt work :P
Posted on Aug 17, 2008
I know not everyone has this ability, but if you can, go to a friend's
house and hook up an external monitor to your laptop. You may need to
use the function keys to switch from LCD to external, but if the lines
go away on the external, you have a bad LCD. If the line shows up
still on the external, then your problem is either:
a) video driver (free, easy fix)
b) bad inverter (video 'outputter') ...approximately $10-50/varies + labor costs to replace
c) bad video card/motherboard ...usually between $200-$400 + labor to replace
Hope this helps - please be sure to rate my answer :)
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