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A thin horizontal line across the screen

I turned my monitor (Gateway FPD1975 19" LCD) on the other day and there was a thin horizontal line across the screen. itsnit growing, shrinking, getting thicker or thinner its just there. any idea what caused this andis there anything i can do about this? thanks.

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Re: a thin horizontal line across the screen

You may have your vertical output gone on main bard

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Re: a thin horizontal line across the screen

I am having the same problem with my hp notebook

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Re: a thin horizontal line across the screen

I know I have seen thin lines in the past on older CRT monitors, these are usually wires which support the aperture grill. LCD is just a panel so this must be something different. What color is the line? It is probably an error in the scanning process.

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