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Vertical lines in my laptop screen

Hello! I've been using my Compaq Presario (M2223AP) Laptop for 2 years now, then all of a sudden I saw 2 vertical lines on the screen. 1 line is a clear red line (but not so thick & dark) located about 1/3 from the left of the screen while the other is a very faint (thin, almost transparent) line located about 1/5 from the right of the screen. I think it might be a monitor problem. I'm not very good in fixing computers so I have not done anything about it yet. I'd appreciate your help very much. Thanks! I have vertical blue and green lines on the edge of my screen please help me fixing it

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  • smartasss2 May 24, 2008

    i know that i have a bug that caused one if my sidebars to be invisible execpt for the outer edge resulting in a verticle line on the screen. now i have more blue lines i have been getting about one every three weeks or so, i am up to 3, the computer is 2 years old.and i am not sure what is going on. is it the bug or is it lcd.

  • alcon192 Aug 24, 2008

    My wife and I have the Inspiron 9300 and both have the vertical lines that continue to grow i now have 7 she has many more.

  • Ray Files Oct 19, 2008

    I have a compaq R3000,, all i get it green lines on the screen. how can
    i fix it, i did hook a external Monitor and get the same that,,,,
    Please help, Please

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    vertical lines on dell laptop and screen is loose how can i rectify this problem

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There can be 3 possible reasons for this
1)Screen connector cable is loose. You can try to re-seat it and see if works.
2)display card problem. Connect your laptop to an external monitor and see if the problem persists. If it does not then
3)You will need to get a replacement LCD screen.
Hope this helps!

Posted on May 23, 2008

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I know not everyone has this ability, but if you can, go to a friend's house and hook up an external monitor to your laptop. You may need to use the function keys to switch from LCD to external, but if the lines go away on the external, you have a bad LCD. If the line shows up still on the external, then your problem is either:

a) video driver (free, easy fix)
b) bad inverter (video 'outputter') ...approximately $10-50/varies + labor costs to replace
c) bad video card/motherboard ...usually between $200-$400 + labor to replace

Hope this helps - please be sure to rate my answer :)

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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This appears to be a duplicate posting, see this link for the active post: http://www.fixya.com/support/t152864-vertical_lines_in_laptop_screen

Posted on Jul 22, 2007

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Sorry, but I find these sites difficult to figure out - I'm not a chat room person. I just wanted to thank dg9dotorg for the comments and whenever I finally find out the cause and get it repaired next year, I will advise what caused it. edierosa

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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That a great answer I'm just trying to figure out how to fix it. I have the same problem I hooked a external monitor on it works great. How do you fix tape carrier package ( TCP)?

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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myne has a green line also but i used to be able and tap it and it would go away after i did it a few times i got it again so i tried to compress it again but it wouldnt work :P

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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Try connecting an external monitor to the Dell Inspiron 9300 and see if the vertical line is also present on the monitor. If the monitor display is fine, then your laptop’s LCD display panel is defective. If the monitor also displays the vertical line, then your problem is with either the video card or motherboard located inside your laptop.
Not sure if the Compaq Presario has an external monitor plug, but if it does the above procedure can be applied to that one as well.


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Vertical lines in my laptop screen


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