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Monitor problem I have small blue writing on my LCD screen, it appears to be some type of pattern. It's too small for me to read. At some point the characters turn into vertical lines. I can still read everything on the screen.

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    I have a similar problem I have the vertical lines that go across the screen from the bottom and go about 1/2 way up to the top.

    THIS IS WITH THE NEW LCD SCREEN I RECENTLY GOT. It is for a GATEWAY SOLO 2100. The original screen went bad out of focus and of centered.

    The replacement screen I got was for the same notebook and is a new screen it still had the clear celaphane on it when I got it.

    The picture is good it is when I have the windows 98 screen and my desktop background that the lines appear and no matter how dark or light I make the screen they are still there. It boots up fine the black screen with the white lettering. It is when the colored screen of Windows 98 appears that the lines are there.

  • barbara Jan 27, 2008

    Monitor problems: HP Pavilion laptop zv6000, moderately used, 2 yrs old:

    first I had horizontal lines, which would disappear again after applying pressure to one side of the screen or by slightly changing the angle. (Slightly twisting pressure).

    Problem gradually worsened over several months. Now the lines are very close tiny vertical lines which don't go away with pressure, and can't use the laptop at all.

    I could do a minor fix myself, but if this sort of fix requires soldering, extra tools, dust-free environment, I need a recommendation for ship out + fix.

  • barbara Jan 27, 2008

    Correction on symptoms:

    HP Pavilion zv6000 laptop display has very fine horizontal lines, a large foggy white vertical band down the middle, which takes up the middle third of the screen. Progressively worsened to the current status over several months.

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  • barbara May 11, 2010

    You posted info on this a couple of months ago. My monitor is doing exactly what you described.

    Is there anyway for me to fix this myself? If not, would you be able to recommend a route for getting it fixed? I hear going direct to HP is expensive.



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I am seeing many people have these type of problem. Why did it happen? I have a couple of vertical line on my LCD. If I applied a little pressure to flex or twist in. It does go away. What does it mean? What is the cause? Is it repairable?

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Sounds like a bad lcd.... any time you get vertical or horizontal lines, usually, the lcd needs to be replaced.

If you flex the screen a little, does it change? Don't use alot of force, just grab the laptop lid from both side and tweak it a little to see if the lines change or go away.

What make and model is this?

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