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Screen matrix style static lines on screen - external monitor has the same issue

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  • amigadreamer Jul 04, 2008

    Aspire 5050 laptop, dark finger print appeared on screen

  • maup Oct 04, 2008

    got the same problem i think... son switched on the notebook and on screen appeared a kind of a 'modern piece of art'. Black and

    white lines are accompanied with alarm signals. Suppose i need

    to visit a repairman?

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    I have nearly 45 lines (different colors) running from top to bottom on my Qosmio G25-AV513. Any ideas on how to fix this. I've tried updating the video drivers - no luck. Thanks.

  • Susan Hewitt
    Susan Hewitt Nov 09, 2008

    I also have 4 colored lines from top of screen to bottom. Started with one then they have gotton to four. What is it? What did I do?

  • golddusters5 Nov 13, 2008

    i also have these multicolored matrix lines on the right side of my vgn-ux280p. where can i get this repaired or does it have to go to sony? or am i beating a dead horse? please help this unit just went out of warranty and its not cheap!

  • bmann11 Jan 08, 2009

    cannot get monitor to work regular mode

  • vesnastoj281 May 22, 2009

    Got the same problem i think... switched on the notebook and on screen appeared a kind of black and white lines are accompanied. Couple day ago i changed the motherboard ( old was fried). Can you help me with this prblem.

    Thanks

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I am having trouble on my Compaq V2000 laptop with the screen. When the computer is turned on, it goes into a half black, half white page or it goes into a bunch of horizontal lines.

I replaced the video cable earlier this year and I know it is okay.
Could it be the motherboard display unit?

Please advise. Thank you!

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Problem with motherboard display unit.you need to repair the unit.

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Monitor does not come on when laptop is switched on


This issue could be due to presence of static charges on the notebook or hardware malfunction of the display screen or defective video card on the notebook. To isolate the exact cause of the issue, perform the following steps.

Step 1: Hard Reset

1. Unplug the AC adapter from the notebook PC and remove from any port replicator or docking station.
2. Remove the battery from the notebook battery compartment.
3. Press and hold down the power button for about 20 seconds.
4. Insert the battery and plug the AC adapter back into the notebook PC.
5. Press the power button to turn the notebook PC back on.

This will discharge the static charges from the notebook. Now check for the issue. If the issue persists, then connect an external monitor to the notebook and check for the issue on it.

Step 2: External Monitor

You can follow the steps below to connect an external monitor to the notebook.

1. Turn off the notebook.
2. Connect the monitor cable from the external monitor to the monitor port on the rear/side of the computer.
3. Connect the monitor to a power source and turn it on.
4. Press the Power button to turn on the computer.

At this time, please follow the instructions mentioned below for switching the display to the external monitor:

The notebook's video card supports three modes. Built-in screen only; external video only; and both on simultaneously (mirrored). If you're not seeing the image on the desired device(s), the notebook's video card is probably in another mode. Press FN + F4 to cycle through the display options: Notebook display, External monitor, both.

If you press FN + F4 once, the external monitor will display & there will be no Notebook LCD display.
If you press FN + F4 twice, the external monitor will display & there will be some shading on the Notebook LCD.
If you press FN + F4 thrice, both Notebook LCD & external monitor will display.

If the issue persists on the external monitor, then this could be due to defective video card on the notebook. However, if the display on the external monitor is fine, then the issue is with the LCD display panel of the notebook. In either cases, the notebook requires a detailed onsite diagnosis by a service technician.

If your notebook is covered under the HP warranty, then I would suggest you to contact HP to get the notebook repaired under warranty from HP.

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My hp dv4-1435dx screen is blank.It was on then it froze and then went blank. I have tried to fix it by removing the battery and replacing it a number of times. It comes on when started and plays the...


This could be due to presence of static charges on the notebook or hardware malfunction of the video card or defective LCD display screen of the notebook. To resolve the issue, perform the following steps.
Step 1: Hard Reset
To perform a hard reset, please follow the steps listed below:

1. Unplug the AC adapter from the notebook PC and remove from any port replicator or docking station.
2. Remove the battery from the notebook battery compartment.
3. Press and hold down the power button for about 20 seconds.
4. Insert the battery and plug the AC adapter back into the notebook PC.
5. Press the power button to turn the notebook PC back on.
This will discharge the static charges from the notebook. Now check if the display works fine or not. Incase, if the issue persists, then the video card or LCD screen must have gone bad, and to isolate the same, please connect an external monitor to the notebook and check for the display on it. You can follow the steps below to connect an external monitor to the notebook.
1. Turn off the notebook.
2. Connect the monitor cable from the external monitor to the monitor port on the rear/side of the computer.
3. Connect the monitor to a power source and turn it on.
4. Press the Power button to turn on the computer.

At this time, please follow the instructions mentioned below for switching the display to the external monitor:

The notebook's video card supports three modes. Built-in screen only; external video only; and both on simultaneously (mirrored). If you're not seeing the image on the desired device(s), the notebook's video card is probably in another mode. Press FN + F4 to cycle through the display options: Notebook display, External monitor, both.

If you press FN + F4 once, the external monitor will display & there will be no Notebook LCD display.
If you press FN + F4 twice, the external monitor will display & there will be some shading on the Notebook LCD.
If you press FN + F4 thrice, both Notebook LCD & external monitor will display.

If the issue persists on the external monitor, then this could be due to defective video card on the notebook. However, if the display on the external monitor is fine, then the issue is with the LCD display panel of the notebook. In either cases, the notebook requires a detailed onsite diagnosis by a service technician.

If your notebook is under HP warranty, then contact HP to get the notebook repaired for free of cost.

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Periodically the screen is captured by horizontal lines completely across the screen. Cannot access programs or even shut down properly. Any suggestions. Presario 700 laptop using Windows Vista. Thanks


This issue is due to the malfunctioning of the screen or due to any other internal hardware malfunctioning of the notebook.

To further isolate the issue, I request you to connect the external monitor and check.

Once after connecting the external monitor, please tsp Fn+F3 Switch between the display and external monitor in the following order:

Display
External monitor
Display and external monitor

If the external display is fine then the issue either could be due the malfunctioning of the display cable connector between the screen of the notebook and motherboard or due to the malfunctioning of the screen.

As this the hardware issue, Please contact the nearest repair center to get it resolved.

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Blue lines on dell lap top inspiron


Check whether blue lines are present in bios screen, if Present then Hardware issue

If Blue line not present in bios screen, Software issue = Restore system back to factory settings

Connect External Monitor, use Fn + F8 to extend display on external Monitor ,

if display is fine on Ext Monitor = Replace LCD Kit

if Blue lines are displayed, on Ext Monitor = Replace Motherboard




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FS050UA , COMPAQ PRESARIO NOTEBOOK PC CQ50-210US the screen has lines and a black spot


Hi,
Turn on the notebook and press F10 to get into BIOS screen. Even if the lines and the black spot appears then the issue is with the internal hardware of the notebook.
To check further connect an external monitor to the notebook and press Fn and F4 keys on the keyboard to get the display on external monitor. If the external monitor display is fine then the issue is with the LCD screen or else the issue is with the Video card of the notebook.

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Hello Gergerald,

To isolate the issue further connect the notebook to an external monitor and check the display on it. If the display is perfect on external monitor then the issue is with the LCD screen of the notebook.

If you have got the same lineds on the external monitor then the issue is with the video card of the notebook.

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Yes, this could be a property value set in your display. Go to Control Panel, Display and hunt through your display adapter's advanced settings and see if there is a check box for display grid and turn that off.

Regards,
Worldvet

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HP Pavilion ZD8000 vertical lines issue


Hi,
In answer to your question. It may be a screen problem. as the screen has a Matrix of vertical and horizontal line configuration.
I,d suggest trying the laptop/computer on an external monitor or screen. if it works fine on an external. then it could be assumed that the TFT Panel or invertor has a fault.
if the picture/display still has vertical lines on an external monitor, then the fault may lie, with the Mainboard.

Process of elimination, before spending any Money :)

Mike @ compurepair.

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