I have a IBM R52 laptop bought in 2005. For the past week on the screen of my laptop there is a thin blue line running from top to bottom of the screen toward the right edge. What is this due to and what do I do to take care of it.
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Re: Blue line on the screen
Try hooking up an external monitor to the video adapter on your laptop. If the screen appears fine (no blue line) then your video card is good but you laptop's LCD monitor is bad. I would check eBay for a replacement. They are not too difficult to replace if you are somewhat mechanically inclined (can unscrew some screws and disconnect a wire plugged in the motherboard).
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Probably, if you cannot instal your OS and your disc is not damaged, you have hard drive errors stopping installation of the OS. I would replace the hard drive. It may have memory issues so I would also google the error code for more information.
The most likely cause for this will be that the Diodes that control those pixels have failed, in other words the laptop screen is broken and will need to most likely be replaced. This is a hardware problem not a software issue. As such I advise you check your warranty and if it is still in date contact your warranty providers. If your warranty is not still in date then I advise you take your laptop to your local computer repair shop and get them to check it over.
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What is happening to your laptop is the power line connecting a row of pixels is failing so only partial colors are showing up causing the vertical lines. Usually screen replacement is the only answer to fix it. You can usually find replacement LCD on Ebay.
This sounds similar to a fault i had with an old dell laptop... very thin vertical lines running the length of the screen. Unfortunately it was an LCD problem, the screen was kaput replacing the screen solved the problem.
To test if it is an LCD fault, simply plug your laptop into an external monitor... if you get no lines on external monitor then its a faulty LCD screen.
During the boot at the THINKPAD SCREEN press the Thinkvantage key ( Blue button ) it will launch rescue and recovery and allow you to reboot factory. This only works if you did not corrupted/deleted the rescue and recovery hidden partition on the HDD.
Otherwise you will need the rescue and recovery CD to proceed. IBM/Lenovo support should be able to provide you the CD, give them a call.
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Have you tried to connect your laptop to external monitor?
If you get normal picture on external monitor, then you need to replace LCD screen, but if you get same picture on external screen, then unfortunately you will need new motherboard, because graphics card is integrated to motherboard.
If anyone else is having this issue here is how you can resolve it.
regedit, find these two keys
then delete the InfPath entries under them.
Reboot and install drivers
direct from the manufacturer.
This worked. Nothing else on all other forums worked at all. I have changed the PCI bridge, attempted to reinstall the driver (both in and out of safe mode), and a multitude of other things. This is it. End of story.