Question about IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

1 Answer

Blue line on the screen

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.

Pooja Sinha

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 60 Answers

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).

hope this helps! : )

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Install windows xp drive cd


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.

Dec 24, 2013 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

1 Answer

I HAVE IBM R52 1860 MODEL LAPTOP, ONE THIN AND ONE BROD WHITE vertical line is coming on screen, while everything is fine on external monitor. give me all trouble shoot options please. thank you, manoj


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.

May 05, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

1 Answer

LAPTOP IS LOCKED ON START UP SCREEN(IBM THINKPAD) THE BLUE ACCESS BUTTON DOES NOT WORK,THE F8 BUTTON DOES NOT WORK....HELP!


must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the password canceled. If you forgot your hard disk password, Lenovo authorized servicer can not reset your password or recover data from the hard disk

Feb 19, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

1 Answer

Thin vertical yellow line and a white vertical line appeared on ibm thinkcenter r52


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.

Jan 10, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

1 Answer

My IBM R52 laptop displays some vertical thin lines (red,green,blue,white,etc). I noticed this problem arises basically IBM R52 and R80 models. Some of my friends too are suffering from this problem and...


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.

Is that solution genuine enough for you?

Aug 27, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

1 Answer

How to i reimage my ibm r52


Hi, 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. thanks and have a nice day J-

Jan 20, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

2 Answers

Laptop screen displays vertical lines of various colours


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.

Aug 13, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

4 Answers

Blue screen showing igxprd32 error


If anyone else is having this issue here is how you can resolve it.

Open regedit, find these two keys HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000 and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0001, 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.

Apr 16, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

1 Answer

Wireless question - Thinkpad R51


Just go to the network connections and disable the wireless whenever u dont need wireless..... and check the ethernet drivers are installed or not..from device manager

U can download new version drivers from ibm site..

thanks
mohan

Oct 14, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

1 Answer

R52 laptop screen stays blank


Try removing the battery and starting up just on power supply. May be a bad battery. If that doesn't work let me know.

Jun 06, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

246 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM PC Laptops Experts

John mullen

Level 2 Expert

245 Answers

Vicegrip
Vicegrip

Level 1 Expert

29 Answers

gbob59

Level 3 Expert

2963 Answers

Are you an IBM PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...