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Vertical lines in my laptop screen

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!

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  • Dennis John Galindez Jul 22, 2007

    24 seven,

    I just read your solution. I will try it. Forgive my ignorance but what is a VGA monitor? Thanks!

  • sunny12777 Nov 21, 2007

    HI I M USING COMPAQ PRESARIO M2000 FOR LAST TWO YEARS. BUT DUE TO VIRUUS I FORMAT MY COMPUTER WHEN I INSTAL WINDOW BUT I DON,T HAVE SOUND DRIVER PLZ SEND ME LINK M2000

  • oham23 Nov 26, 2007

    One vertical line on the left side of the screen. my laptop is Presario M2000. Please help

  • Qdoublea Dec 08, 2007

    I have colored lines in my laptop screen. They are various colors. New ones appear every few weeks. Thanks for your assistance

  • dj lin b Dec 17, 2007

    i have a compaq presario M2000 for a whle now and i see some lines going vertically on the screen. one is 1/4 of an inch away from the left of the screen and the other is about 4 inches away from that, another one is very close to that one and another about an inch away. what should i do I'm frustrated and confused, dont know what to do. my email address is bailey_collin@yahoo.com, please help me.

  • nkmtnl Dec 31, 2007

    I Have COMPAQ PRESARIO M2202TU notebook. i am getting one thin- dotted-red vertical line on my screen all of sudden. Pls suggest me a solution.

  • andruxa Jan 01, 2008

    i have toshiba p35 and i was using it for 3 years now and this blue tiny vertical line appeared about 2 inches from the rightside. How can i fix this ???????

  • Dr Mishra Jan 02, 2008

    yes I am facing the same problem

  • Reylaz Jan 03, 2008

    Hi. I have a Compaq Presario M2000. My problem is more or less the same as that posted by Qdoublea. First to appear were 2 thin, red dashed lines about 1/4 inch apart, located approximately in the the middle of my laptop screen. That was about 3 weks ago. Then, about a week after that, 2 thin, dashed lines about 1/4 inch apart again appeared (one blue, the other green), located at about quarter of the way from the left side of the screen. About another week after that, one thin, dashed green line appeared close to the last two lines. A day after that, one more solid red line appeared next to the last green line.



    I hooked up a VGA monitor as suggested by 24 seven and the lines didn't show there. Then, I tried twisting my laptop's screen as suggested by tomj23 but nothing happened. How do I resolve this problem?



    Thanks in advance.



    Reylaz

  • nelsonsamson Feb 02, 2008

    HELLO, my compaq presario m2000 laptop overheat then shutdown. turn it on again and see the fan not working. i just installed a new one (fan only) and i still have the same problem. the fan is still not working. is there any other thing that cause the fan to not work at all. should i replace the heat sink too. please help. thanks

  • Simo08 Mar 02, 2008

    I have a Toshiba L20 laptop and have 4 seperate white lines 3 on th left and 1 on the right Its hard to read writing. Is there any way to get rid of them?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    red line down the middle of my lcd screen

  • ramnivas Mar 17, 2008

    broad transparent strip on screen

  • clairej Mar 21, 2008

    hi my laptop has 1 or 2 vertical lines that started as red and are now green.

    they are they're from start up .Any ideas

  • whitetyger Mar 23, 2008

    My daughter has a Dell inspiron 1520 and it too has vertical blue & green lines on it... I tried the twisting of the top screen and lower part, it did go away just while I twisted the screen but it came back. lol.... the blue line is the one that is annoying. it is mostly on the screen save or main page not on this page... plz help.

  • pablo09 May 03, 2008

    i have red and green lines on thr right side of my laptop screen

  • RTISH May 30, 2008

    I have two vertical lines on my Compaq Presario M2000 model one appeared a dew weeks after the warranty was over and then a couple of months later I found another one. Is this is hardware problem? Is there a way to solve it. Help

  • kazanas May 31, 2008

    blue and red lines in the scrren

  • Hiskid1 Jun 01, 2008

    Hi... I have the same problem but with my laptop, it started with one vertical line about 3/4 of the across the screen. Then a second line appeared about 1/4 way across the screen. Strange thing... the first line disappeared leaving only one. Now, a second line has appeared about a half an inch from the other line. What is going on?

    Thanks for any help.

  • veronica14 Jun 05, 2008

    i have a green line going straight down my computer

  • dm1984 Jun 20, 2008

    a thin green,yellow and res line down the one side of the laptop screen?

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    i have one red line on my dell laptop screen that goes on and off depending on how long i use it. but now its there every time i log on to my laptop. any solutions?

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    I have the same problem. a cyan colored line going down vertically on the left side of my screen, Idk what to do, And I see another line appearing on the exact opposite side of my screen but this one is blue

  • dallashippie Jul 07, 2008

    Hi, I have blue vertical lines appearing on my lap top screen. First one and now 3. Can it be fixed?

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    Hi i have a thin red like about 1/4 way in from the left of my laptop scren iv had it for about 2 years now.



    My laptop make is advent- vista



    Pleas help

    thanks mike

  • DevilNotEvil Jul 08, 2008

    I was playing a game, and it crushed, a black screen apeared a red vertical line on the left of my screen like 1/3 from the edge apeared. I tried to restart my PC and to reinstall the video driver but i had no luck... what an i do?



  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    red line on right side of screen

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    my hp pacilion zd 8000 screen has a vertical colorful lines.

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    First there appeared a thin light yellow line. After almost one month another line and also the third line. No steps have yet been taken.

  • oilpastels Jul 21, 2008

    vertical blue lines on my screen. First I had one now I have 3

  • mar4wo Jul 23, 2008

    just replace my xga laptop screen with wxga screen and it work prefectly but to the left a have 3 vertical lines and one blue line how can i make them go a way

  • PRINCESSDTB Jul 26, 2008

    my hp laptop has vertical lines all over the screen and i have to hold it up to see anything help i do not know what to do

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    mu laptop has suddenlu gave a black line

  • yessy0315 Jul 29, 2008

    it started with one aqua line then a few weeks later i got a yellow and now i have a blue one what can i do please help

  • gjl5183 Aug 03, 2008

    hi i have just started getting thin vertical lines running from the top of my screen to the bottom they are about 1/4 of the way in from the right they are aqua and yellow i have 5 altogether now please could you advise me in how to getting them fixed? thanks

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    blue line down the screen

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    I have a Dell Latitude D520. I have a thin red vertical line across my screen about 1/3 of the screen from the left.

  • dominican305 Aug 08, 2008

    Lots of vertical lines on my laptop

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    vertical lines on laptop screen

  • veronica14 Aug 13, 2008

    yes but what kind of monitor is that you can get.

  • dovy999 Aug 17, 2008

    i use my Toshiba laptop since 2 years now and suddenly one Vertical line appeared, then his line disappeard after a while another appeard in another place then another then another now there are 6 lines on my screen and two lines are showing up and disappearing every while.

    i would appreciate to know what are the possible soultions.

  • xmuslimgurlx Aug 20, 2008

    Hiyah

    I have a Dell Latitude D620 and suddenly loads of white lines have appeard. Some are quite thick n some are thin. I have heard about using a vga monitor but i just don't know how to use them. What am i suppose to connect both ends with?

    Please could someone tell me how to use the cga monitor.



  • d2rmd Aug 22, 2008

    one vertical red line on dell lap top screen !

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    i have one thin grey line appeared nearly half going across my laptop , whats causing it and what can i do to rid it ,

    thanks

  • rjtorrez Aug 27, 2008

    hi...i just traded my laptop with my brother...and its a sony-vaio thats all i know... and when i open it,a vertical white line showed....sometimes it fades...but now its stable....and now it became worst its all 3 thick vertical white line...i dont know what to do...,coz i dont know anything about computer...please help me out....

  • gjl51835183 Sep 06, 2008

    i have vertical lines showing up on the right side of my screen it started off with one or two and now over time its gone to 20 odd different colours yellow blue grey. how can i get rid of the please

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    aspire 4310

    512 mb ddr2

    80gb hdd



  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    a line is there on my lcd screen

  • Melissy Sep 12, 2008

    My laptop started out with one line down the screen and now we have many. what is wrong

  • Rocky Fenton
    Rocky Fenton Sep 13, 2008

    Hi I had one blue line running down my screen now there 2 aqua lines about 3/4 of the left of my screen...how can i get rid of these and why did they appea? My computer is only mths old and its a "Acer Blue Gemstone 18.4" I'm so gutted about this as i spent quite a bit of money on this laptop



    Please help.....

  • cdxbge Sep 17, 2008

    I have 2 thin vertical red lines running down the centre of my HP pavilion laptop. Suddenly apprared last week. How can I get rid of them?

  • suzydaze Sep 17, 2008

    I've had my compaq pc for about a year and then this blue line appeared. Is my montor going out or can it be fixed?

  • glenfallon62 Sep 27, 2008

    red vertical line 1 inch thick dead center of computer screen

  • kmlubahn6609 Sep 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. When booting the computer, sometimes the whole screen will be fuzzy or with lines. I will sometimes have to reboot several times before it boots correctly without the lines or fuzz. When changing the angle of my laptop, the lines sometimes show up.

  • ronmercurio Oct 17, 2008

    I have the same problem but with three lines! A blue one, a Red one and now a Yellow one

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    2 verticle lines in my lap top screen

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    same

  • anuraag_tam Oct 24, 2008

    verticle light lines all over the screen with colur negative effect

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    I have a Alienware laptop (only info i know bout it) and i have aleast 12 colored lines going vertically across my screen. at first i thought it was a virus but none of my virus things picked it up. then i had the person who gave me the laptop fix it from over the internet and they said they didnt see the lines. i havent done any harm to my cpu. i dont know what is going on?

    someone PLEASE HELP.

    answer at

    gas.master@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    I have a HP M2202TU which is 18 months old all of a sudden lots of verical lines have started appearing in the screen which seem to be increasing all the time! help!!

  • jasmineslate Nov 15, 2008

    my toshiba laptop was working good all the time then on 15.11.08 when i put my computer a vertical white line apear down the middle of the screen about 2 inches wide blocking eveything behind it. i restarted the computer and the exact line reappear. i don't have aclue as to what to do. i'll appreciate any solution you can offer to fix this problem.

  • heyyyyashhhh Nov 28, 2008

    i have verticle lines on the right side of the screen. a blue and a black. i also have a flickering white screen and what looks like bubbles throughout. HELPPPP !

  • tuanis02 Dec 06, 2008

    Hp pavillion dv8000 has developed the vertical lines. Computer shop down the street from me offers to replace screen for USD 225.00. Dose that make sense or should I worry about replacement quality

    tuanis02@yahoo.com


  • himalkc Dec 07, 2008

    I have Compaq Presario 2200. It has one solid white and other red verticle lines in the screen. There was one white before, but the red one was added since this morning . Any help would be appreciated.

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    5 lines vertically down my HP Pavillion ZD8000

    Would like them to go away... Anyone help me?

  • crunciman Dec 10, 2008

    i have a hp laptop and it has two vertical lines one in the middle which is more than one line and one lighted blue line on the right of my screen do you know how to fix wb calum

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    This is persist to most laptop. I have the same problem. Any solution?

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    Same problem on Dell Inspiron 1000. Red and green vertical lines on right side of screen.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    same here.... don't buy anymore of those presario compac... tell the world

  • jkuhlman Dec 24, 2008

    same here on my lg monitar except theres tones of them all the way accross the screen'

  • oliverwb Jan 09, 2009

    Initially 2 thin vertical lines on Compaq Presario notebook screen, running upwards like little dots, plus now a third darker blue line - though pinching/tapping the edge of the screen just now seems to have made the third one disappear for the time being. It hasn't worked for the first two lines which are still there.

  • arigeneral Jan 10, 2009

    Hi, I have the same problems too. The first vertical line came for last 3 days and after I insert the software for repair the second line appead. Please help.

  • mars8962000 Jan 24, 2009

    Vertical lines in my toshiba laptop screen

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    cybersn00p: you're incredible.

    having the same issue here too. horizontal white line that appears about 15 cm from the top of the screen. it's about 1cm thick i guess. tried the solutions above. ain't working. prob need to send it to the hospital unless someone has a better solution

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    inspiron6400

    same kind of line on screen

  • Mominoon Feb 07, 2009

    I have a problem appearing on my dell inspiron 9300. it started of with the single green line and then a multiple lines almost creating a thick white patch of lines on the left side of the screen with flickering lines. I read through all the solutions on this email strings but did not help? any ideas how to get rid of this?

  • sowuor Feb 15, 2009

    My compaq Presario M2000 laptop screen displays multicoloured vertical lines that I cannot use it unless on an external monitor. this pins me down into the office to work, yet I need to carry some work home. helpme solve this problem.



    Shadrack

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    inspiron 9300 two thin vert lines what up

  • bseebaran Feb 19, 2009

    I have a thin green vertical line on the left side about 2 inches from the edge that disappears when I twist the screen gently or press the screen gently but it reappears and has not gone away. Help.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    i own a hp 520 laptop...i too have a 3 red vertical lines exactly at the centre of the monitor....can u please help me out??

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    I've the same problame. Mine is Dell Vostro 1000. Any idea ?

  • maos 2 Feb 26, 2009

    I have same problem of a vertical red line on my dell latitude laptop. It appears to be a lcd display issue. Are they expensive to replace a lcd?

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    I have 6-7 lines now. diferent colors.

  • pangur06 Mar 23, 2009

    colored linres blocking out a litle less then half of the right of my screen

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I have the same problem color lines running down.........

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    i have a red thin horizontal line in the middle of my computer screen how do i get rid of it?

  • meet_kanchan May 19, 2009

    A vertical blue line appears on the HP laptop,so how to remove the the blue line

  • barfarama May 11, 2010

    I believe "pray" was mispelled... "prey"

  • febe_93
    febe_93 Mar 23, 2013

    I just opened my laptop and saw fine red and green lines on the left side of the screen. there's also a black smudge crossing the lines horizontally.it was working fine last night before i turned it off. what happened? it didn't even fall. it's only 2months old. help!

  • gaurav00767 Apr 29, 2014

    Just try and punch your screen from the side and see if it goes away? or try and pies the hinges of the screen where it joins with the body. if it works it's probably just something lose in the connections that needs to be reattached. If not you probably will have to change the screen.

  • Pieter Vleeshouwers
    Pieter Vleeshouwers Aug 25, 2016

    maybe shrinkage of the fcc contact terminals (on the screen the glue get problems overheat by blocked airiation by wrong use or sunlight can be caused it.

  • Pieter Vleeshouwers
    Pieter Vleeshouwers Aug 25, 2016

    shrinkage of the contact terminals

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A VGA monitor is a monitor that uses a standard VGA connector to attach to your PC/laptop. A VGA connector is a small D shaped socket connector, about ½ inch long and ¼ inch wide. Its usually blue with three rows of holes (total of 15 holes) where pins from the mating connector match up with. The only other thing that may look like it is a serial port but that is easy to distinguish, it has two rows of pins for a total of 9. What 24 sever is suggesting you do is connect another monitor to see if the problem shows up there as well. I?ll be surprised if it does since usually this type of display problem on a laptop more often than not is due to a defective connection inside the laptop screen area. A quick test and perhaps even fix would be to grasp the right and left sides of your display while it is on (displaying the offensive lines) and gently twist like you were wringing out a towel. Again, and I emphasize, gently using only a couple of ounces of force. Watch to see if the lines disappear, get worse of make the screen flash or change. If you do then its likely cause is the connector from the LCD panel to the electronics has oxidation or a loose connection. If you?re lucky the flexing might even fix your problem, if not you will have to take it apart to find out exactly what is going on or take it to your local repair shop.

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    Pieter Vleeshouwers Aug 25, 2016

    A bad fcc or connector /connection on the screen its almost
    because of heating up by direct sunlight or blocked airiation by build up overheating by shrinkage of the contact terminals

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I have a dell inspiron 600, and have a vertical line showing in the screen also, but it will not go away by tapping at the line or pressing it with your finger, i already got a new hard drive, does anyone know what could be wrong with it, thanks.

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Put your screen saver to black..let the screen saver come on if lines are there you need a new lcd.....if lines are not there uninstalll all graphics drivers reboot your laptop and reinstall this will fix it if not your lcd screen is on its way out.....NEVER CLOSE YOUR LAPTOP AND STAND ON IT THAT IS JUST SILLY THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE I MEAN COME ON HOW STUPID CAN YOU GET YES PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE LCD WILL REMOVE THE LINES FOR A WHILE BUT THEY WILL COME BACK.









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Saw vertical lines on my inspiron 9300 screen. 2lines about an inch from thr rightside and 1 exactly in the centre. all lines yellow. can you suggest a solution please?

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The solution is quite simple and easy. I know because I has this problem as well. You start with a fifth of gin. Drink it all first. Then curse at the screen repeatedly for 2 1/2 hours. Next run a hot bath. Pour in 3 cans of Diet Dr Pepper. Let the laptop soak in this bath for 1 hour. Remove the laptop and begin cursing at it again for 15 full minutes. Now, go get these items: 1 saw, 2 daggers, and 4 pistols. Take the saw and saw off the outer corners of the screen approx. 1 inch deep. Now use both daggers to stab the laptop (at the same time) 6 times. Now shoot the laptop twice with each of the pistols. Problem solved!! Works like a charm!!!!!!! <!-- from fixya rte -->

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    Dude you have a sick sense of humor hahahahahahaha :-D

  • Sweetie pie May 25, 2013

    Easiest way : hit it hard on the wall and let the screen rest in peace -_-

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    stanny carr Oct 21, 2013

    I would of done the same thing..but only to end it with a small contained fire in the backyard with a bottle of vodka..haha.

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Hey. Exact same problem in my sister-in-laws dell inspiron, Slim lines running vertically through the screen, which changed and some times disappeared as you pushed or pulled on the edges of the screen.
It is easily fixed, and I'm not even going to make you download some shareware to find out if you can fix it for $19.95.
They are there at boot, so figured not driver problems. Took the screen apart, and it wasn't a loose hookup or wire.
Behind a thin plastic sheet (think saran wrap) marked with DO NOT TOUCH, were several components lying on a regular circuit board. I decided I was smarter than the people who put it there and pulled it off (much of the film was painted solid white, so I couldn't really see what was going on behind there...). After monkeying around for awhile, I noticed that there were two 10 or 12 thin elongated components that, when pressed against, gave and changed the lines indicated, just below where I was pressing.
A little unorhodox, but my solution: the parts were being pushed together (no, I never took the time to actually check what exactly the funciton of these parts were...if but if you look you will know what I mean..) by the two faces of plastic holding the screen in. Don't laugh...I cut two q-tip ends off so the cotton was gone...placed them along side the long skinny circuit components so the pressure was transferred off the component and onto the back of the laptop cover, and done. It took the pressure off whatever was squeezing the two parts together that shouldnt have been together, and that was it. Everything still fits back together just like new, and I can squezze, push, pull the area around the screen with absolutely no problem. Like I said, a little unorthadox, but it works. I'm a genius. Feel free to send donations. oognok.com

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The reason this happens is because the graphics card is either loose burned out or jsut needs to be cleaned... to clean it use a pencil rubber in the gold tips that connect it, blow on the card to remove any dust build ups and reconnect the graphics card when done (make sure its clipped in properly).... different brands of computers will do different things such as the different coloured lines and screens flashing red. My dell latitude 630 had green and blue verticle lines. Just follow what i said and it should be fine.

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Get you solution on this site (just give them any working email):

http://bit.ly/ms-key


Thanks

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Carrying on from other fantastic solutions described so far.


I closed my laptop and then initially pressed it around the area of the lines. I then jumped on it a few times, then dropped a brick on it a few times.

After this I reversed my car over it and finally threw it off a cliff.

I must admit that after retrieving it I can confirm that there's not a single line on the screen.

I know, a rather time and energy consuming solution, but if you can't find a better answer then give it a try.

Anyone know the best glue for sticking a laptop back together with?

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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    try gorrilla glue..the stuff will stick to anything...

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I got home from PC world earlier with a new laptop which had a very dark green line vertically on the left. Took it back and they told me

"its a problem with the driver software which is not covered by their guarantee"

So £800 for a nackered screan.

Posted on May 22, 2008

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Same problem... but standing on the laptop didn't fix it... i had to stomp on it a couple of times. Problem gone... but now got a new problem. My laptop won't power up. Help?

LOL. :-D

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

  • touchsonic Feb 26, 2011

    well im sure stomping on it would break the lcd that may be ur problem lol i have a horizontal dotted line on my screen and when you press it noting happenes and iv check the connections and there all fine my laptop is a acer extensa 5235

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I have an acer laptop and just purchased it January 2009... Just today around 5:30 pm I noticed a thin aqua/blue line a little off to the right of the center of the screen. Todays date is Friday the 13th 2009. Can anyone help me and tell me what is wrong and how to remove it??? Please.

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Pray

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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If the lines look like the above picture then u have a faulty LCD monitor and need to replace it.

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The solution for me was to re-seat the DVI connector on the back of the display. HTH!

Steven

Posted on May 03, 2008

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I have alot of dotted lines on left hand side of screen how do i fix this....

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Hi, i have a Hp pavillion zd8000 with vertical line all over it, i have tried the pressing in all possible ways but doesnt help. can i get any better advice?

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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'If you want to solve it just press:
LEFT Shift key + LEFT Alt key + Prnt Scrn
I had the very same problem and fixed it with this

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

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The best solution is fix it by replace the LCD screen

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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    I have Compaq c700 just bought it it has vertical lines all over and rest of LCD either white or black...I hooked to external screen it worked great. I already tried LCD...plug in another LCD did same thing..any idea s ..I'm thinking either cable bad or connection on motherboard end dirty or loose ..what you think

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Look for a VGA connector on back. Connect a VGA monitor. Turn both on. Ensure "external Monitor" is enabled on Compag's control screen. How is this monitor? Same problem?

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    have you actually tried my solution...at least effort to look for a VGA connector on back of laptop?

  • Melody Pia Sep 16, 2010

    Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop, i tried to connect an external LCD Monitor to my laptop and the display in the external LCD Monitor is clear, I mean there's no vertical lines like what I have on my Laptop screen. So I am sure that the problem is on my laptop monitor, is anyone out there knows how to fix this? any suggestions? the number of vertical lines on my laptop screen is increasing as the days go by.... pls help me I really need to fix this...

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I had this same problem so I closed the lid put it on the floor and jumped up and down on it. Worked like magic--can't see a single line on it now.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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Its a monitor problem that has to do with physical abuse of the screen or overheating.... Don't let some ******* tell you its your graphics card. It's a line fault which is a problem with the edge connector. Take it to anyone that repairs computers and tell them that and they will buy you a new screen or you could just do it yourself, make sure you get the correct screen though haha

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I had green scan lines instead of black and pink instead of white - after reading this forum, I gently pressed on the top of the lid with the laptop closed with my palms, and then opened it and the lines where gone. Must have been a loose connection behind the screen like some of you suggested. thanks guys, I hope this works for other people. I'm just glad I don't have to fork out for a new LCD :p

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I have a line on my acer laptop can anyone please help

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Well, it's either that your screen is dying, in which case you should either get a new screen, or a new computer. Or, it could be your video card, in which case you need a new video card.
You can tell if it's your video card if you hook you laptop up to an external monitor and the lines are still there. If they aren't, then your screen is dying, so the only fix I know of is to get a new screen.

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Hey it's PK here, my friend had this same problem with a blue/aqua line appearing right down his laptop screen I fixed it for him.
Basicly you need to press lightly on the top and bottom parts of the lines together and after a few tries the line will vanish, I don't know if this is a universal fix or a temp fixed but it certainly worked in my case and has not reappeared, so if you got no other option may aswell try it for yourselves aswell :)

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I was using my roommates boyfriends computer DELL it was not dropped or sat on......and i got a message that said veritical memory was low, so i did not know what that meant and went to shut it down and i got all different colored lines on the right side particaly....He said the screen is broken....It was not droped but sirring away from everything??? Please help he is very upset and
I DID NOT drop it or anything.....or i would tell....I would not lie on something like that but I did not do anythin?? Please HELP!!!!

Posted on May 23, 2010

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    Its just overheating replace the lcd screen

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Fixed mine by gentlyish tapping with a hammer on the closed laptop case. Worked instantly and the smoke nor the buzzing is anywhere near as irritating as the lines.

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While it was on bed my 2yr old daughter jumped on it and since then i had them vertical lines (green on black background and pink on white background) ten rows of eight lines tightly squeezed and equally apart.

i tried connecting it to my tv using HDMI lead but it wasnt sending any signals. pressed ctrl + F7 selected monitor, still no signal.

could it be internal fault rather then the screen?

or may be the video cards gone faulty?

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I had the same issue with a Toshiba A505-S6980 laptop. It's most often the connection terminals/wiring etc. However in some cases it could be the lcd itself in which case I just ordered a new one from laptop replacement screen.

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Found possible solution to this problem. CC FL Inverter is seriously damage or faulty. Buy a new one compatible to your laptop and install it manually. They told me it is easy if you got tools with you. CC FL inverter found in the sides of the screens,.

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Simple...check you system clock in the bios screen, change it to the correct date and time and your lines will dissappear...probably should ck your cmos battery too...like a $2 part

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I was having a flashing vertical line right through the middle of the screen. I tried everything from re-installing my OS to downloading new drivers.

I read from someone to press on the screen. I have a Dell XPS M1330 notebook. I pressed the screen (directly over the lines) in a few places and just like that the lines are gone.

Who knew!

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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    replace your screen its a problem with the edge connector in your screen

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Flatcable and flatcable connector problems to the screen t-con and cooked heat up chips smd and all by not on time clogged fans of GPU and CPU and most cause to late doing a cleaning discipline laptop stands in the sun or is used and the air exhaust is sometimes on the bottom its all caused by heating up some moments the airflow is killed in some circumstances of use .

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Vertical lines on LCD/LED screens is nearly always damage to the fine connections at the top of the screen, same with solid horizontal lines, except its the side of the LCD (sometimes the horizontal lines only go from the edge to the midpoint of the screen). The only way to repair it is to install a replacement LCD screen of the same type.

If the issue isn't a solid line, but dots or dashes, invariably in some form of pattern, this points to a faulty GPU chip, or GPU memory. In this case, with nearly all laptops, it means a replacement main board, which is expensive. A small number of laptops have the GPU as an add on board, in which case only the GPU board needs replaced.

Software and drivers can be an issue, but usually show up as blue screens or random blocks all over the screen, along with a crash.. Faults as described here are usually hardware faults with the LCD itself or the GPU.

I hope that helps.

Posted on Nov 14, 2014

I had the same prob .mine is hp-compaq nx6110.i hav almost around 100 lines

at first i had no line later on they increased and one day part of the screen turned into a shaded region
i went to the servcing center ...they said i had change my screen and it wud cost a lot
and after that the lines increased even more ...later the shaded region totally became white
i had to stretch the taskbar and put it to right side of my screen to make up for the white region
now i got small white region near to the big white region

i used an monitor using a vga connector and i cant see a single line on my screen
and i can even play prince of persia game when monitor is connected
but when i was trying to play nfs most wanted i cudnt play it,may be there is video card problem with this.

can anyone suggest a solution ....plz

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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    Ok... I tryed everything that is suggested here and the lines are still on the screen hp pavillion dv 6000, yes I can use it with vgh cable on my flat screen tv and it looks fine but I want to fix it How do I take the graphic card out to clean it??? someone help the ignorant please dummie it down lol

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Mine is doing next to the same thing, it only does it SOMETIMES, when i turn it on, it flashes RED in the dark black areas and blue in white areas!! help?

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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    i had this problem last week, on most laptops the connection ribbon that connects the screen to the motherboard often runs over the cpu, genius design there :). Solution is get yourself a replacement cable and change them over, its got nothing to do with drivers and for gods sake dont go pressing on the screen unless you want to f

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I've just had the same problem, my solution was simple, I compressed the frame of my laptop screen, just above the exact location of the vertical line while the monitor was on. I only used my thumb and middle finger and I didn't compress very hard, it worked instantly, just like magic

Posted on May 03, 2008

I have a dell inspiron 600, and have a vertical line showing in the screen also, but it will not go away by tapping at the line or pressing it with your finger, i already got a new hard drive, does anyone know what could be wrong with it, thanks.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

I had the same but i found if i closed the laptop and stood on it the pressure caused the lines to go away...

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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    Jumping on it can sometimes help as well.

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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 tried that press the screen thing because mine had a red line also and it went away, just like that!

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What happened to these people's spelling?

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Get a knew one

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I also just closed the top lid and pressed down on the top with my palms and then it came back on...THX!

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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

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Try connecting an external monitor to the Dell Inspiron 9300 and see if the vertical line is also present on the monitor. If the monitor display is fine, then your laptop’s LCD display panel is defective. If the monitor also displays the vertical line, then your problem is with either the video card or motherboard located inside your laptop.
Not sure if the Compaq Presario has an external monitor plug, but if it does the above procedure can be applied to that one as well.


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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)?

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