Question about Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Posted on Oct 19, 2008
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