Updated bios and video drivers. After doing this- this vertical bar in now on the screen. You can see through it and can read- very annoying. Asked tech and he said the Screen has gone bad. It worked before the updates were put in-I hooked up external monitor to it and it is not on the external monitor.
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Re: Dell 1501 Laptop- 2 inch vertical bar on screen
The easiest thing to try would be rolling back the video driver. Go to Start>right click my computer>click properties>click hardware>click device manager>click on the + next to display adaptor>right click on your adaptor>click on properties>click on the driver tab. Then click on roll back driver and follow directions. If this solves your problem please rate this as fixed. If not, don't rate and add a comment letting me know what happened. I'll always be glad to help you further. Thanks.
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We might be having issues with the video card or the LCD
For us to isolate where the problem is coming from
1. Tried accessing the BIOS see if the vertical lines are present
2. If there are vertical lines on BIOS definitely the problem is LCD and we to replace it
3. So if we see vertical lines inside Windows we might have issues with Video Card itself or Video Card driver
4. Try uninstalling the video driver and install a fresh copy of video driver. Else we need to replace the video card
5. Usually laptops have integrated video. So we need to replace Motherboard
You can download the drivers from Dell WEB site, thesupport download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop,better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on thebottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Taglabel is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages,the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where thespecific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you selectthe Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operatingsystem. Click on this link to download the drivers: -
The color red and especially red colored lines or a pinkish hue are indicative of an impending screen failure. The only other possibility is that the data cable on the left backside of the lcd panel may be loose at the socket or on the motherboard. 9 times out of 10 though, it is the lcd panel that it failing.
After the dell bios boot screen you should get a blank screen with a blue bar at the top saying www.dell.com when you get to that screen you need to press Ctrl+F11 and you should start the recovery partition
Following factors could be causing this problem and solution as well:
1) Cable Cut: check is to see if the cable between the screen and laptop is pinched or cut. Every laptop has this wire that runs through one of the hinges
2) If this problem temporary i mean for some seconds then it could be a short signal cut problem to screen which causes screen distortion
3) Connect an external monitor and restart the laptop. If you see the same strip on the external video, then that is the motherboard or the video card problem in case you have a video card on your laptop apart from integrated graphics chip
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.
1. try connecting laptop to an external monitor and check if this vertical dark gray bar appears. if yes it means video is the problem. you need to boot in safe mode then uninstall the video driver. boot to notmal mode then download and install the latest video driver. if still same problem then replace video card. if video is built in with motherboard you need to replace motherboard.
2. when the vertical dark gray bar did not appear in the external monitor then it means issue is with the LCD panel. Do this turn off laptop. press and hold D key then press Power button at the same time or Press and hold on the Fn key then Power button check if the test will run. Color displays full screen when you keep pressing on N key when the colors appears check the vertical dark gray bar if still exist in the test, this means LCD panel and LCD cable needs to be replaced.