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Monitor problem Hi, our laptop is only a year old, and in the last month we have started experiencing a dull yellow line down the right part of the monitor. A couple days ago it turned bright pink. Any ideas??? Thanks.

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Thanks Bogdan. Its a permanent occurence. I'm going to try the suggestions you have and we'll see where it goes. At first when it was a yellow line, if we squeezed our fingers on the top edge of the monitor it would disappear... now that its pink that doesn't work. It must be a loose connection somewhere. Thanks again!

Posted on Jan 24, 2007

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Re: Monitor problem

Hello. If the problem occurs only at some times (even permanent), this may indicate a faulty connector between the lcd display and the motherboard. It should not be an expensive repair unless there is something rong with the video chipset itself, but this in pretty unlikely. Try to move the display, bend it a little, watch out to see if any thing happens to the pink line, even a small change in colour, size or whatever. Or if you are willing to do this, I could assist you to dissasemble the laptop and check the connections yourself, but I don't recomand unless you have some experience and the basic tools.

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