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Verticle blue lines, left side

Not sure why this would happen all of a sudden, but one of my Dell 2001fp monitors has started showing a band of translucent blue lines on the left side. The lines are about one pixel wide, and there's a bunch of them (top to bottom, for the full monitor height) that cover a width of about 1.5 inches.

I haven't disconnected or reconnected anything in over a year, and nothing seems odd about the monitor settings, which I also haven't changed. the rest of the monitor picture is fine, without any color distortion at all. I can see the desktop icons on the left side of the screen, but having that set of blue lines there is annoying.

Any ideas about how to get rid of these lines, or is my monitor dead?

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  • rmiller0323 Mar 15, 2008

    Thanks, Nathan. I suspected it was a hardware problem. Sounds like it might be.

    One extra ripple is that the vertical blue lines disappear sometimes after the screen saver disappears when I move my mouse after a period of inactivity.

    Does that still suggest the display cable is bad? Does having the screen go dormant for a while gives the cable a break somehow? That sounds a little strange to me, but hey, I'm not a hardware guy.

  • alvesd May 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. Same monitor. However, mine happens after about 5-10 minutes of being on. I am connected via VGA. Would this problem persist if i use DVI?

  • KayMan2k May 12, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. but my lines are yellow instead of blue.

  • ciber13 May 23, 2008

    my LCD 2001fp has 2 bands of vertical lines red and multicolored on left side of the screen. What i can do?

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    i have the same problem with my monitor... but it's not a monitor goin bad.. cuz i just replaced it 2day.. with a flat screen tv/moniotor.. but im still havin the same problem.. i have the baby blue verticle lines everwhere about a pixle in width.. startin to get a lil frustrated.. but this obviously leads this problem to be on the PC side.. is my graphics card takin a poop or wat? im confused.. soo if someone could help me out and may b let me know wat the problem is.. id highy appriciate it.. thank u.. Travis, pennsylvania

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    I got the same problem today with one of my monitors and I switched the connection cable and it does the same thing. I think it is the monitor and not the cable. when it cool down sometime the blue band disappear for a shot time. it shows up after a while. I would think changing the monitor is the solution. any other idea?

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. The left vertical lines appear about 5 minutes after I turned on my monitor. I already called Dell tech support and they said it is the LCD problem. They couldn't do anything for me unless I bought their extended warrantee. I think dell had a bad batch of LCD panels made in korea at a certain year, from reading some of the forums. I also own another 2001FP which works fine.



    LCD monitors are now not expensive, so the bad monitor is e-waste, sell the ac adapter on e-bay.

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Your Display cable (inside your monitor) needs to be replaced.

I would look on ebay to try and find the part and then take it to a local tech to replace it for you as I would not recommend anyone take apart a monitor (LCD OR CRT) if you had never done so before.

OR, Buy a new one.

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Mostly the line bar problem especially from top to bottom is the driver tabs that go from the panel controller board to the panel itself.

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I had the same vertical color bar problem this morning when the monitor got warm. We are not alone. Check this out:

http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2007/09/07/headscratcher-my-lcd.html

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