I have a Toshiba Satellite A80 laptop PC that has a green stripe running down the monitor display (just left of center and about an 2 inches wide.)
This began as a pinkish discoloration of hot spots in the same parameters and has progressed to this current state. Any ideas how I can get rid of it?
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Your lcd screen is going bad. You can verify this by plugging an external monitor to your laptop. if the external monitor shows without the vertical stripe it means the video card is good but your old screen is bad. If the external monitor shows the stripe then it means the video card is bad.
Plug in an external monitor and see if thedisplay shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crtmonitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vgaport. If so that proves your video card is ok. The video will showon most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systemswill require you to hit the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold downthe FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thruF12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will havethe icon of a display.
It may sound strange but be absolutely sure the cable is plugged into the monitor. Adapter on the computer.
The serial adapter on the back looks just like video.
Video actually has a faintly noticeable monitor icon rigtht next to it.
Plugging into a serial can eventually blow out your monitor.
Also, a.badcable can do the same thing.
And if you have messed up the monitor's settings you will see the same
I suggest try to isolate the problem of the machine. Try loading to BIOS and see if the white stripe on the monitor exist, If happens that it have the white stripe it means its already a hardware, it could be a problem with the LCD or the cable connector from the LCD to the Motherboard.
A vertical white stripe means a portion of the lcd has failed...it will continue to get worse as time progresses. The ONLY way to fix it is to swap the lcd out with a working one. It isn't a loose connection, etc.
I have an IBM think pad that developed a 2 inch black strip on the left side of my dispaly. I tried restoring to a previous setting, I updated video drivers, I reset display properties. None of the above worked and am now thinking of formatting and reinstalling windows as a last hope unless someone has any other ideas.