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Display has lines that run through it

My Acer laptop display first had a (horizontal) line going through it and the cursor/mouse would not move. The laptop itself is stationary, with the exception of opening and closing the display screen. It sits on a desk... The screen started to get a thin line through it, but, when the screen was moved either forward or back it would resolve itself. Now the screen has several lines through is (all horizontal) and then the lines begin to increase in width and kind of take over the screen. The mouse/cursor will not work unless the screen is clear and without lines, which now doesn't happen at all. I can't get to anything, unless I hook my laptop up to my desktop screen.

Any help would be appreciated... Thanks

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  • ShadowKnows May 19, 2008


    Yes, the lines are horizontal. Oh! and this morning there was a wide, yellow, vertical line down the middle of the screen. I'm going to send it to Acer. I've got to get it running again...

    I appreciate your help with this one...

    If you think of anything else, please let me know...

  • ShadowKnows May 20, 2008

    Thanks for your help.... if only it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.... :) In the post it goes....

  • wayne churchill May 11, 2010

    Are you sure the lines aren't vertical???

  • JEM Dec 09, 2014

    Acer systems seem to have a lot of problems unfortunately. If you are out of warranty, forget it. Use an external monitor or recycle that problem system. Note Acer has several recalls and alerts for various systems; but alas, most of those recalls/class actions have expired. You can find those here Best of luck

  • JEM Dec 09, 2014

    If you can get through to support, make sure you ask them HOW MUCH it will cost. You might find it prohibitive and opt to possibly order a video card and consider replacing your self. HOWEVER, if it is out of warranty... check the price to repair FIRST. The other option (if you feel confident) is to check out online for parts and replace it yourself. Here is one on ebay that you might consider (I HAVE NO CONNECTION TO THIS SITE OR PRODUCTS)


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I agree, send to Acer

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Sending it to acer is the best idea, i think they'll replace the screen

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They can be horizontal. I think your graphics card on your motherboard is bad. you should consider sending it to acer so they can replace it with a new one.

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