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Blue Vertical Line

This just started a couple of days ago. When I power up the system the screen is normal, then after about 30 seconds a light blue vertical line appears. It's about 2" inset from the left side of the screen, less than 1/32" in width, and runs top to bottom of the screen. Does anybody know what this is, or how to correct it? I've have had this laptop for a couple of years, and it operates just fine, except for the annoying blue line. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Robin Mitchell Mar 19, 2007

    Tim,


    Thanks for responding so quickly. I was offline
    over the weekend, so I didn't see your response until this morning.

    Your suggestion that worked the best was to change the background color. When I got into the light aqua range (blue/green), the line would soften or dissapear, with the exception of where it runs through the start bar at the bottom of the screen.

    Even though I still have the aqua/blue vertical line, your suggestions were good ones, and they worked to varing degrees.

    I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate you taking the time to help me with this problem. It may be an precursor to an internal problem, or just one of those little gremlins I'll have to hunt down. Once again Thank You for all your help.

    Best Wishes
    Rocks

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    My Toshiba Satellite also had a faint blue-like vertical strip about 2-3 inches wide that ultimately changed into an all-white strip where nothing can be viewed. I am thinking that it needs a new screen but that's probably not cost-effective. Any ideas as to a solution?



    Ted

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Along witn the vertical line, my screen wend negative.

    Jim T

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It is sounding like when the laptop is turned on and heats up a bit, the line appears? Sounds like one of the panels is going bad or atleast has developed a problem. below are some tricks you can try to lessen the annoyance of the line. Dual-Scan STN displays are composed of 2 panels behind a single protective panel or screen. Because you are looking through the protective screen the display appears to be one large panel even though it is not. There is a physical separation line (gap) at the point where the two panels meet. When the computer is on and being viewed it is not unusual to see the visible separation line with the Dual-Scan STN displays. The line, actually the fine gap between the display panels, appears because the color and light pixels cannot run along the very outside edges of the panels. This line (gap) between the panels can be seen as a fine gray line and is most noticeable when viewing on a screen with a white or light background. Note the line may not be as noticeable when the screen is displaying certain colors or darker backgrounds. SUGGESTIONS: It is not possible to completely eliminate the line but there are some things you can try to reduce it's visibility. 1) Lower the display brightness/contrast. The brighter the backlight the more noticeable the line. 2) Use Wallpapers and Screen savers that use darker colors. 3) In the Control Panel/Display applet under appearance try different combinations of color schemes for your Window and Background choice Let me know what happens. Good Luck, Tim

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