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You can try to hook up an external monitor. If the vertical linea are visible on the external display, try to update your video card driver. If it is not showing in the external monitor, You are having an LCD problem.
If you don't have any external monitor, go to BIOS setup and check if the lines are visible, if yes, you're having an LCD/screen problem. You need to replace either the LCD cable, LCD inverter or LCD itself.
- try to plug an external monitor on your laptop - if you can see a screen on the external monitor, then you have a faulty LCD - if you don't see anything on the external monitor, then you have a faulty motherboard
Either you can hook up an external monitor or access BIOS setup (Basic Input/Output System) to replicate if the horizontal line appears. This step will check if the problem is with the video card or the LCD.
If you get the horizontal line on the BIOS or never get it on the external monitor, then surely the LCD screen is beginning to fail. You need to reinsert and/or replace the LCD inverter or LCD itself.
However, if you see the horizontal lines on the external monitor but not on the BIOS, try to update the video driver. If this will not resolve the issue, you need to replace the video card or the motherboard of your laptop.
Well, you can purchase a replacement bios chip online. Depending on your technical skills that option may be over your head, but there are companies online that will do it for you if you mail it to them. You could also purchase the chip and bring it to a local shop, though not all shops will have a technician that can do this for you.
You could also see if you can send it to gateway for reflashing, it will probably be costly but may help you.