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My Ibm Laptop r51 has a vertical lines on the screen

At first i had one vertical, scrolling vertically, line on the screen now i have 4 scrolling and 1 solid vertical line. I have been told on the phone it could be something to do with the light array but i am still unsure of what i should do whether it is fixable or if i need a new screen or if i should just buy a new laptop. Some direction on this matter would be appreciated Thanks

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  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    i to ohaving the same problem

  • gauravcav Feb 22, 2009

    i have this IBM Laptop n it has developed these two vertical lines.what can i do get rid of these lines?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    help me too. do we have to replace the whole lcd assembly?



  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    i have two thin line going down the screen on my ibm thinkpad laptop.

  • gautamvirdi Apr 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. I had one vertical line and now it has increased upto 9. Thanks

  • adoctor May 16, 2009

    Reading the posts shows that many users have the same problems with this model of IBM.

    I had one verticle line during the warranty period. The IBM service people replaced the monitor. But just as soon as the warranty period was getting over the same problem started all over again. This time, as described by others on this post, first one line, then more followed with different colours and addition of white patch. Makes working difficult, especially with graphics. By the the time I could get time to take the Laptop to the service centre my warranty was over.

    I attached my Desktop Monitor via the vga output of the laptop and it worked fine without the lines or patches. That shows the problem is with the panel pixels itself probably.

    The best thing would be to sell off the laptop to people who just want a cheap working first PC to learn on and buy a new (non-IBM/Lenovo) laptop with a better configuration.



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Our service have 3 pcs of IBM r51 note. All of them has the same problem with the display (vertical lines). When I changed the LCD panel itself, I found that the source of the problem is the panel, not the video card, not the wireing... You only need to drop out the old LCD panel and get a new one. You cannot repair the wrong panel...

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SOURCE: My Ibm Laptop r51 has a vertical lines on the screen

The lines appearing on your LCD means it has a defect on the screen.

There are 3 types of pixel defect
1) dead pixel - pixel is always off
2) stuck pixel - pixel is always on
3) hot pixel - pixel is on but in red, green, blue or yellow, can also be a light black color

You can try to fix stuck or hot pixels but dead is dead.
1st method, flashing different colors rapidly:
JSScreenfix.com has a great tool. This is their free java applet or you can download it below.

2nd method, applying pressure to pixel:
Damp paper towel, Small stylus or dull pencil.

3rd method, tapping the pixel:
Pen with cover on or another small, blunt object.


If your laptop is still under warranty, get it replaced. If not you are looking at the most expensive part in a laptop to get replaced. (LCD screens on laptop is roughly equivalent to 40-60% of the total laptop cost

Please rate this if it this helps.

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Please rate this if it this helps.

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