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Horizontal lines on my monitor

Ihave a 5 year old Gateway computer and monitor. I have receintly noticed a few horizontal lines at the top of my monitor. I have not dropped it nor has anything hit it. I am wonderin what might be causing these. They do not effect the picture.

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    Stephen Karper May 11, 2008

    I have one horizontal line of pixels that are white. The whole line is white even into the mask at the edge of the monitor. The line doesn't go away even when i unplug the signal cable. When the monitor turns off the line goes away.

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Lines on screens are usually caused by damage to the ribbons on the actual screen face itself (something only a few professional lcd repair shops can repair).
Sometimes caused by a bump, other times from over-wetting when cleaning, or dampness/moisture issues
The inverter-power board does Not control picture, It just controls the backlight bulbs and powering the video board.
Picture is powered from the video display board.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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Sounds like an inverter problem. If the power supply is internal replace the capacitors coming out of the voltage regulators. These are usually 1000mf and/or 470mf. If that doesn't do the trick look up the numbers on the 8-pin chips that drive the secondary transformers on the inverter to see if they are getting the right voltages.
Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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