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Fine lines running vertically in screen

Hi I have a toshiba lap top, it is a couple of years. About a week ago, I noticed 2 very thin lines, one turquoise and the other pink, running vertically on my computer screen.

Is there anyway to fix this?



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Re: fine lines running vertically in screen

First, which model of Toshiba notebook do you have? Check it's bottom label- it will say "Toshiba" and have the model on it.
Then, try to update the display drivers. You can download them at If that doesn't work, you may have an issue with the BIOS or the display itself.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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