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Lines on screen

I have a Dell Inspiron 8600. Just a week ago, I noticed a random purple line going vertically down the screen, it appears over everything (browsers and so on). I didn't think much of it, until a yellow line showed up. Now there are six lines, from purple to yellow. They're thin lines, so I can still see what I'm doing, but I'm afraid that they will eventually fill the screen. How can I fix this?

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Re: Lines on screen

I realise that this fix may not work for everyone, but it seemed to do the job for me...
Every time one of these glowing vertical running lines appear, I pinch the LCD surface gently to the plastic backing of the lid and then as gently lift it up and outwards... I apologise if the directions are not all that clear... How better can I describe it? Ahh, I jiggle the LCD within its plastic frame.
Whatever the reasons (contact points, loose cabling) this always fixes the problem, and I don't see it again for days / weeks.
Give it a shot!

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My inspiron 9200 had black lines going down the screen the summer of 2007. eventually the lines got thicker and started to block my ability to read anything.

luckily I extended the warranty and the result was that the whole screen was swapped out in October of 2007. the bad news is it happened again -- just today, a little blue line just appeared. here we go again, not even a year with this new screen.

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Re: Lines on screen

This is a fault with the TFT display controller, Unfortunately this kind of fault is not User Serviceable, If this item is within manufacturer's warranty send it back and they should fix it for you, (REMEMBER TO BACK UP YOUR DATA as they may choose just to replace the whole thing)

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