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I have an acer aspire 3000 and there is a white single line going across the LCD, I put an external monitor on it and there was no line on the external one. Any help on this?

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  • rjprice1 Mar 07, 2009

    I hooked up an external monitor and the line was gone when the os loaded to it, so that tells me the LCD is bad and not inverter or video chip.




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UR LCD IS DAMAGED first try to change the inverter cable inside the lcd if it helps then replace lcd if doesnt solve ur problem

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    Shoaib Rais Mar 07, 2009

    yeah it is the case here u have to check the flex cable connecting the lcd to laptop may be it is damaged otherwise ur lcd is bad but first try the cable thing inside

    hope it helps


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    Shoaib Rais May 28, 2009


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