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Thin Blue Vertical Line on Screen on Laptop Dell Inspiron 2200

Q: Thin Blue Vertical Line on Screen on Laptop Dell Inspiron 2200

Any ideas on what could cause a thin blue vertical line on side of screen? Any ideas on how to get rid of it? I have a Dell Inspiron 2200 Laptop. New to forum, thanks for any help on this!

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A: Thin Blue Vertical Line on Screen on Laptop Dell Inspiron 2200

I have the same laptop and have a thin green horizontal line on my screen. Hope you get an answer here that will help me too.

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Hi, I bought this product less than three months ago and yesterday I noticed a vertical line appeared right in the middle of the screen. It hasn't gone away and I'd like to know what is causing the problem. Thank you very much.

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Today I turned on my laptop and there is a blue line running vertically down the left side of the screen that I can not seem to get rid of .  I updated my video drivers and restarted the system but its still there. the lapptop is a week under a year old. HP ZBook 15 G2 Windows 7 NVIDIA Quadro K2100 M.  I never dropped the laptop or anything even rouch to it. I am very careful.  Please let me know what i can do. Thank you 

A:thin blue line on laptop screen

Hi Kerberg, Can you try the following troubleshooting steps to see if it's hardware/software issue: - Connect the notebook to an external monitor to see if the line appears on the external monitor. - Go into BIOS by tapping "F10" key during boot up and see if the line appears on your main display. If it doesn't occur in BIOS, the hardware is good. We will have to focus on video drivers- onboard and discrete card. If the line appears on the screen, please call 800-334-5144, say notebook and then zbook through the promot. Thank you, -Tenzin




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I have a thin vertical green line that is going down my screen. It disappeared when I rebooted and went away for a short while. Now it is back. What can I do.

TOSHIBA Satellite L305-S5933
http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/retail-product.jsp?poid=431111
 

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While viewing Netflix and YouTube there is a thin red vertical line running through the center of my screen. HP support claims its an issue with Netflix. Netflix support claims it is an issue with HP...(sigh....) No one has been able to help. Who will save me from the evil red vertical line???

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Hi please help me my laptop(HP630) is showing a thin red vertical line on the left side of the screen and it also appears on Bios screen. I have switched it off and on but it still shows the thin line it's really annoying, please help how to fix it. I have no warranty now my laptop has been with me for 6 years. I would appreciate a step to step guide on how to fix it myself.please help?

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 Hi,I am noticing a strange issue with my recently bought laptop . Attaching some pictures for more details. To me it seems some kind of gap or break in the LCD display.I hope this can be worked out as it is still under a month when I bought it. Please suggest.?  ?  ThanksAD

A:Thin vertical line on my newly bought laptop

It could possibly be due to a faulty data cable and at worst the screen itself. Only solution would be to have it serviced by a Lenovo technician as it is most likely hardware related. 

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a thin white vertical line on my laptop display ... a single vertical white line

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That's my little problem... I have ignored the little thing, and now it it irking me to do something. It's a little annoying to see this kind of just see it just move down my screen, while surfing the web, or playing gmaes (like the picture there).
 
Could anyone help me with this?
 
As well, sorry for the toaster quality photo. I only had a tablet on-hand to take pictures with...
 
 
Here is a slightly higher quality photo...

Spoiler
http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/TheRedMenace154/20130725_124245_zps01af3fc7.jpg

A:Vertical, thin, pink dotted line on computer screen...

Do you have or have access to a different monitor that you could try your computer with?You could also try booting into Safe Mode to see it also happens there.

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I have an odd issue. My Dell Inspiron 8200 notebook (with 15" UXGA screen) has recently started showing a very thin single red line roughly 1.5" from the right-hand corner. But it isn't always there. It used to appear for a few seconds at a time and when I wiggled the screen a little bit, it would disappear. Then last week it came on and stayed on. Now it does it intermittently again (about 80% of the time).

What is going on? I hope there aren't any dead pixles as that would kill me. Besides, if there were, wouldn't it permanently stay that way?

What can I do? My warranty ran out months ago. PLEASE HELP!
 

A:Vertical line on Dell Inspiron monitor.....ANNOYING!

Dead pixels would stay dead.

Its likely to be a connection problem.

It should be fixable, but these are specialised devices and not really DIY (unless you are skilled at both brain surgery and electronics...)
 

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I have a Dell Inspirion 9200 Laptop with Windows XP, recently I have noticed a thin white vertical line that runs on the left side, top to bottom. Every once in a while there is one that shows up in the middle, but it disappears once it has finished uploading. Is there anyway I can check to see what may be causing it?
 

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Hi,

Had IBM Thinkpad 600E fixed under warranty for faulty screen (which had ceased to work) - problem turned out to be faulty motherboard, and motherboard was replaced.
Since getting the laptop back, there is a thin (about 4mm) vertical grey band down the entire screen which obliterates whatever is behind it. This line is about a cm in from the left hand side.
the band comes on from start up...ie through the black POST screen, and if operating in DOS - the same. The correct drivers and refresh rates, etc were already loaded. OS is Win98SE.
Wondering if it could be caused by something simple like a loose cable?
The reason I'm asking is that I'm in Sydney & have to send the laptop back to Melbourne to be fixed....if it is something that has happened in transit, there's no point sending it back to have the same thing happen again. Any ideas much appreciated.
Thanks
 

A:Thin grey vertical band on laptop screen

That could be a physical flaw in the screen, but hopefully it's just a loosened connection in the wiring involved.

It probably did happen in transit, since the repair techs would have noticed and called you if they saw it.

You could have a local tech try to check the wiring first, but you'll probably have to send it to Melbourne again. If so, use a bigger box and ship it wrapped in something big and soft like a down-filled winter coat or quilt. You might also want to insure the parcel for the round trip if your postal system or courier company offers the option.
 

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I have an HP Pavilion N5425 laptop, 14.1" LCD TFT (Toshiba) that works fine but 1 complaint:

About 1/4 way across the screen (from left to right) there is a thin blue line running from top to bottom.

It started very faintly but grew continually worse and is now a "permanent" feature.

The screen and laptop are fine otherwise, and I've been able to check all internal connections and and component seating. But the this hasn't corrected the problem.

I can replace any peice, but what part is it? Screen? Cable? Video Card?

When I change resolutions, the line stays in the exact same place on the screen.

When I unplug the cable from back of the screen (leaving the invertor connected) the screen remains on and show a plain white field with no blue line.

Using the video-out from the laptop, the line does not appear when hooked to a TVs video-in. (I do not have a proper monitor to try this with.)

Gently moving the cable seems to have no effect. But there is a good length of it held still under the power-button pcb when the laptop is re-assembled enough to turn it on.

Anyone have any experience like this and have an idea as to which part to replace? Any more suggestions to try?

Thanks!
 

A:14" Laptop LCD with thin blue line?

take it to a laptop repair shop or get a good technician on the job because it'll take tools and training to fix the problem (laptops are very tricky to mess with).
 

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I just got a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop and not even one day later, a thin squiggly vertical black line appeared on the right side of my screen! I had done absolutely nothing to damage the laptop. I have the latest drivers and everything. Is there any way of fixing this or am I going to have to exchange it for a new one?

A:Thin squiggly vertical line! Help please

Hi fredamdo,Thanks for posting.Apologies your computer is not working as you expected.  Please perform a diagnostics test by either using Dell Support Assist, or by pressing F12 at startup. Make a note of any error messages, and give Tech Support a call for additional troubleshooting and possible resolution.  You can contact Tech Support at 1-800-624-9896 or 1-800-288-4410, or you can initiate a chat session http://dell.to/2v4snVm

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trying to restore a dell Inspiron 2200 dell laptop (my brother's) anyway we tried to make the restore disc using the tool that came with the computer but it wont work it errors...ok i know that i can copy and burn the media.exe file to make aplain version of windows xp home but he wants all the dell krap on it that came with it. now i remeber seeing some one hit the function key and one of the f1-f8 buttons to automatically restore the computer without the restore dfisc. im guessing that it was actually restoring from the restore part of my harddrive ., but i cant remember which buttons to hit i tried going thru and hitting each key but it didnt work does this sound familiar to anyone?
anyhelp is greatly appreciated thanks in advance
JoAnn
 

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F 12 maybe?
 

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I bought my XPS 13 9360 during black friday and just opened it up for Christmas. Immediately during the first start up I noticed a persistent thin green vertical line in the middle of the display.
I hooked up an external monitor and i've confirmed that it is only on the laptop screen. Is this a common problem and is this something that Dell can resolve immediately with  replacement or is this something that will have to be sent in for repairs?

Thanks

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Inspiron 2200 laptop wont power up, no LEDs, no display, no HD activity. The laptop may have been rolled on by someone while it was on a bed. Took the laptop apart and cannot find any visible mechanical damage or electrical connections broken- everything looks ok. Power is coming in through the DC connector (16.5vdc) and power is on the motherboard in several places on a number of ICs (+9vdc, +3vdc). Power on switch contact closures are working as they should when the power on switch is pressed but I do not know what circuitry the switch contacts feed. I do not have a motherboard schematic or layout and do not know how the power up sequence is initiated when he power on button is depressed (How processor gets it power, HD gets it power, etc).

Any advice is appreciated.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop is dead

wrong forum, but read here anyway: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic55208.html
 

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Hi,

I have a Dell Inspiron 3537 model. It has been giving me a problem on and off. There is white vertical line which comes right in the middle of the screen. I used to press a little lightly on the screen and it used to disappear. But since morning it has been constantly there and troubling me a lot.
Request help asap and thanks a ton in advance.
Regards,
Abhinay

A:INSPIRON 3537 VERTICAL WHITE LINE IN MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN

The only way to permanently solve the problem is to replace the LCD -- if the system is under warranty, contact Dell and they'll do that for you. If it's not, the screen you depends upon whether it's a standard LCD (about $50-100) or a touchscreen (requires the complete assembly;  about $200).

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My Dell laptop fell off of the surface it was on, and the screen hit a piece of furniture on the way down. (thankfully the floor was carpeted) The screen is obviously shot. When I turn it on, the screen is a mess of pixels (that's the only way I can think of to describe it) aside from a small place at the top. The small, seemingly undamaged part of the screen at the top just displays a message to the effect that Windows XP can't boot up due to a hardware error and the computer must be shut down or restarted.

Two questions:

Assuming nothing else besides the screen was damaged, will be a broken screen cause Windows to refuse to boot?

Also, if I'm able to hook up an external CRT monitor, do I have to do anything to make the laptop find the monitor? It seems that I recall something about having to use one of the F keys plus Fn for that.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 2200-Busted LCD Screen

For question one, try to plug the laptop into an external monitor and see if it boots up. You might have to press function (Fn) and f8 at the same time until something comes up.
 

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Which combination of keys do I use for a screen shot on the Dell Inspiron 2200?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 2200 Screen Shot

You can capture a screen shot on any Windows computer by hitting Print Screen key. (look on top row, right of function keys). Some keyboards might abbreviate it something like PrtSc. This "copies" the screen image. Then just Paste it into a program like Start->Accessories->Paint
 

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Nothing that I know of just showed up today.

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On my 3 year old laptop (HP dvEnvy7), a very thin line of black pixels has showed up. The first time it showed up was on the red background login screen, and I think tapping the monitor made it go away, but that might've been coincidence. I just noticed it again in the same place where the color of the screen is green. I was running an MBAM scan while that showed up and the line went away, again I don't know whether that was coincidence. I've read that this problem could be caused "by the traces going bad in the video cable going from the LCD the the main board" due to the laptop lid opening and closing. The lid is getting a bit loose. Is this the answer or could there be something more malicious, as my paranoia comes back to haunt me?

A:Thin black/dead vertical pixel line

If it's a single pixel width from edge to edge, it will almost certainly be a fault inside the LCD panel itself. Individual pixel drive signals are not carried on the LVDS cable connecting the panel to the mainboard, as that would require thousands of individual conductors. So a "hard fault" such as a complete black column or line is usually due to a bad connection in a heat bonded loom inside the panel, or an intermittent line or column driver IC which are also integrated into the bonded loom matrix inside the panel. Pressing or tapping the screen/frame can commonly make the symptom come and go in its early phases.
 
With that said, odd line-like faults can be a result of poor contact on the LVDS cable connector(s), and dismantling enough to gain access to this and cleaning the contacts with alcohol can solve it.

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Hello Guys,

I'm new here so pleae go east on me. Its my first post. I noticed yesterday that there is a very fine thin line on the left side of my desktop. In the screen shot you can barely make it out, but you will be able to once you see ot from the left corner of task bar. it does not appear when i open a browser or a folder or even start menu. It only shows on the desktop screen and is really annoying. I tried disabling some odd services and restarted the computer as well, but still no luck. A little help will be appreciated.

P.S: Screen shot is below.

A:Thin White Vertical Line on the left side of desktop

Hi there
If you are using an external TV type of monitor go into the menu of the Monitor -- usually via a remote controller etc. Somewhere in the Video / picture setups you should see an option like auto adjust picture / size or something like that -- then the image should fit the screen perfectly.

(Assuming of course that you have set the resolution (in the PC settings) of the monitor to one it can handle).

Cheers
jimbo

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i've restarted my computer but everytime i always see a thin vertical blue line on my computer that shows up all the time even if there is an application up. It's bizare and annoying. I'll post a screen shot in a while.
 

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Hello everyone, I have bought a Y700 Lenovo notebook one month ago.Yesterday one blue vertical line appeared out of nowhere on my screen as you can see in the image attached.I have tried to reinstall both my graphic card drivers ( intel and nvidia) and the problem still there.I noticed that the line even show up in the notebook`s setup which lead me to wonder that is not a problem regards to software but hardware instead.Anyone can help me please ?Vertical blue line  

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I have an Acer 4010 Travelmate laptop and there is a vertical line on my screen. I have attahed a screenshot and I have also included the system and display information on a notepad. I tried reinstalling the drivers but that didnt help. Please let me know if anyone knows the solution for this issue. I really appreciate your inputs. Thanks!

- Riverbats
 

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Hello there well i have G50 laptop it suddenly started to make a vertical line on the right of the screen the line starts to show up since i turn on the the device as the following pictures so anyone could help me to get ride of this line?

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Hello HP Support,  I need your help! I have an HP Pavilion 15 Notebook - n068el (energy star), Product number: F6R97EA#ABZ, running on Windows 8.1 64-bit.System: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60 GHz 2.30 GHz, RAM: 4 GB.Processor Graphics in use: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400, GOP version: 5.0.1035. Since yesterday, after some updates probably, but I don't know which ones, a white vertical line has appeared on the right-hand side of the screen, and it doesn't go away.  I cannot watch films or videos, do any work without this line disturbing the screen, it is really annoying and unpleasant.  Everything else is normal and running properly I think.  I have tried to solve it by downloading updated versions of the graphics processor, but when I go to your website, for my laptop there are three downloads recommended for the graphics processor: Driver per scheda grafica Intel ad alta definizione (HD) 2013-11-25 , Versione10.18.10.3325, 158.03M orDriver scheda grafica NVIDIA 2013-11-25 , Versione1.10, 340.7M orDriver per scheda grafica AMD ad alta definizione (HD)2013-11-15 , Versione13.151.0.0, 277.22M I don't know which one I have to download, so I have not downloaded any, and in any case I don't know whether that would solve my problem. Can you please help me?   Many Thanks in advance.Patrizia

A:Vertical white line on the laptop screen

Hey Patrizia,Welcome to the HP Forums!The first steps that you should attempt is to make sure that the vertical white lines do not appear in the BIOS. To do this I have included the steps below.1. Turn off your computer2. Make sure you have connected the power cable3. Turn on your notebook, as it is starting press the  F10 button repeatedlyOnce you are in the BIOS, if the lines are still present, it is likely a hardware failure. The next two steps may resolve the issue. The first one is to do a hard reset. I have included the document 'Performing a Hard Reset or Forced Reset'. The next and final step is to perform a BIOS update. I have included the information here for you 'Updating the BIOS'.Let me know if the issue does not appear in the BIOS.Hope this helps!




I worked on behalf of HP

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Hi,
I have Dell Latitude D400 laptop.I Got a problem just a couple of days ago,something happened with its display,There is a straight vertical line on the left side of its screen lid.It just came up after when i cleaned it with simple wet cloth,I think i might have pressed it badly while cleaning it.and now this line is realy killing me,can anybody help me here?will realy appretiate your help.
Thanks
 

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron 14 7437 laptop that I got about 2 years ago.
It was not like this when I first got it, but it now has a dotted vertical line on the laptop screen.
The line does not affect performance at all, it's just an annoyance thing. The touchscreen still works and everything still works. Laptop is still like new, but just that line is there.
I have attached a picture with an arrow pointing to the line.
What could be the issue to this and how can I fix it?Thank you!

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2pink parallel vertical line found on my laptop screen at corner.please help to remove it

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I have a 2 year old Gateway laptop which, I understand, was actually made by Acer under license.

All of a sudden a vertical line appears midway in the screen display. Sometimes it is a red line, sometimes a white line.

Does anyone have any idea why this occurs? Is this a sign of the "kiss of death" for my laptop display, to follow? Does this mean the "end is near" for the screen?
44 Guy

A:Gateway Laptop Screen-new vertical line half screen

Same problem in Safe Mode?

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My screen developed blinking vertical lines in the beginning to constant now. There is no more blinking, just vertical lines of varying colors. 
Is this fixable or will i have to replace my display screen?

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Well my friend has a laptop and she randomly started having problems with it one day. I took a look at it and this is what happens:

i press power, it boots up to when it finishes loading 'windows' and then starts some system recovery thing and just goes to the blue screen. o.o
i tried to boot it up in safe mode, didn't work, does the same thing.
i tried to boot it from all the different options there were (debugging, safe mode with network etc etc) and still it goes to blue screen. she doesn't mind reformatting but really needs her files on the HDD.
im pretty sure its some random virus thing but how do u remove it w/o being able to boot into ur actual account ? O.O

specs abt laptop:
Windows Vista OS
Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
250GB3 configured with a single 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
2008

APPRECIATE THE HELP !
 

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I have DELL Inspiron Laptop 1720 and it caused a Blue Screen of Death error within first couple of hours. I begugged the error in the two files that I am uploading. The first one says that it is because of some driver error and the second one which was debugged from Memory.dmp of about 300 MegaBytes also says in the middle that it was due to Memory Corruption as well.

Could someone please explain it more clearly to me which file is right and do I still need to check my Memory because the laptop is still brand new.

debuglog.txt has been debugged from mini040808-01.dmp of size 135K from windows\minidump folder.

debuglogmemorydmp.txt has been debugged from \windows\memory.dmp of size 300 MegaBytes.


Both of the \windows\minidump and \windows\memory.dmp belong to the same Blue Screen of Death Error.

The Blue screen of death was very quick and I did not get any chance to note down anything at all thats why I debugged them.

Then again yesterday I got one more Blue Screen of Death Error while restarting Windows and it was " IO System Verification error in HIDCLASS.SYS (WDM DRIVER ERROR 220) (HIDCLASS.SYS + 2484 at 909Af484).

Please help if the Blue Screens of Death belong to software or hardware problems.

Other than those two Blue Screens of Death the system has been working absolutely fantastic and I have not received any other error messages within the Windows Vista ever since I bought it on 08 April 2008.

Do you guys think it is serious issue wit... Read more

A:Brand new Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop causing Blue Screen of Death

I am attaching the zipped original minidump file. I am still curious to know the reason for that blue screen of death please.

If I can, I will try to get everything out of Dell Australia's Total Satisfaction Policy to avoid any hassles in future with the hardware problems with this laptop.
 

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Random Blue Thin/Dotted Lines on My HP Laptop Screen

I was recently transfering files to my new laptop, and uninstalling programs on my old laptop when I suddenly got thin blue lines randomly on my old screen in dark or black areas (see images). It is not in the same location on the screen depending on what I am viewing.

I hooked an external monitor to my laptop and the image is perfect. Another odd thing is when I screen capture the bluelines and view the image file on another PC, they do not show.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
 

A:Random Blue Thin/Dotted Lines on My HP Laptop Screen

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I have a dell Inspiron 7000 series 2 in 1 (7368). That I purchased last fall before I left for college. It had been working fine for sometime before I noticed a white line of pixels that would appear on the right half of the screen. This would occur when waking the laptop from sleep and even when restarting. 
The issue was not consistent so I figured it was a driver issue. Since then there has been a panel driver update that I installed and the issue has returned and seems to be more persistent now.

Here is a couple of pics: 
(you might have to zoom in to see the line, Imgur pixelated the pics a little)

A:Dell Inspiron 7368 line on screen

Hi boneskid1,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please try the steps below to check if the line is seen during the LCD BIST test:
Press and hold the D key on the keyboard while pressing the Power button, then release both at the same time.
This will initiate A grey screen, then Red, then Blue, then Green then White, to allow you to inspect the entire LCD
Can you connect the system to an external monitor and check if the line is visible on it?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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For whatever reason, this morning I have a thin blue vertical line down the right side of my desk top monitor. I purchased a new HP with Windows 7 in December of this year. The Samsung digital monitor is only 7 months old. I tried (foolishly) to tap the screen and the blue became yellow.

Wierd.

Any ideas?

A:Thin blue/yellow line on monitor

an artifact left over from a sidebar? did you try to refresh the screen?

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This problem has just occurred for me. I am only on a single screen 27" Mac, running Windows 10 on Bootcamp. I have had this computer form about 3 years. The problem does not exist on the Mac side of my computer - as always everything on the Mac side
runs spot on, its only over here on the Microsoft Windows side that I end up with issues. The only reason I use Microsoft Windows is to run Autodesk Inventor Professional for design and drawing. Inventor hasn't been written in Apple language as yet but I'd
wish they'd get their finger out and get it done. I dislike having to partition my drive and lose space because of a business biase. I also use the browser Edge to run tutorials on drawings. The cursor change only seems to occur after a period of non use -
initially I though it was after a timeout but I notice that the screen doesn't have to go to screen saver or blank-out for the change to occur, only a certain period of non-use maybe 5-10 minutes. It would be nice to see so attention paid to this issue after
sooo mannnnny years of existence. I see this forum issue goes back to 2009. I have contacted Microsoft recently once so far without charge and was told to delete the mouse driver and allow the automatic reinstall to occur. This still hasn't resolved the problem.
I see your above work around of enabling a mouse trail as one of my alternatives otherwise it's a restart to rectify. I will log another call to Microsoft help in an endeavour to apply more weight t... Read more

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i cant get aero enabled on this laptop.

it has the latest drivers, and everything runs fine execpt that.

it tells me that the graphics card is not supported by aero, is there anyway around that?

windows 7 ultimate (7600)

A:no aero on dell inspiron 2200

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jlj945


i cant get aero enabled on this laptop.

it has the latest drivers, and everything runs fine execpt that.

it tells me that the graphics card is not supported by aero, is there anyway around that?

windows 7 ultimate (7600)


Short answer. No.

Elaboration:
I assume your graphics card is a DX7 or DX8, and doesn't support DX9 and up.
I also assume you do have the Aero theme, but the transparency/translucency doesn't work, right?

I have Win7 running on my Dell D800 and honestly I don't miss the translucency on the window frames.
I have tried a few tweaks for it, but they mess up some features of Win7.

I do have a little tool that makes the taskbar transparent.
You can even control the amount of transparency with a little slider.
Here a screenshot of my desktop:

If you are interested, you can download it here:
Download Transparent TaskBar, Transparent TaskBar 1.0 Download

After download just run the program.
On the right bottom of your screen (just above the clock), you'll see a little rectangle.
In the rectangle is a little slider you can move up and down to control the amount of transparency.

The settings are saved in the registry, so no need for it to load on windows start.
After you are satisfied you can right click and exit the program.
You'll never have to look at it again, unless you want to change the transparency in which case you just start the program again.

Good luck

Greetz

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Sorry, didn't realize you couldn't ask questions about lost or forgotten passwords
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:17:12 a.m., on 29/08/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\MAGALY ROSARIO\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www1.la.dell.com/content/default.aspx?c=pr&l=en&s=gen
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www1.la.dell.com/content/default.aspx?c=pr&l=en&s=gen
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla... Read more

A:Dell inspiron 2200 having problems.

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I just found my old dell inspiron 2200 in my closet. I have installed windows 7 and activated but on the audio button it is muted and I cant unmute and it says detecting problems, then resolving. but it doesnt fix anything.
Please help!

A:dell inspiron 2200 audio?

Do you have speakers connected to it? If you do, and it is a driver issue, try running Windows Update to find drivers.

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Hi Great site! I found it on google.

24 hours ago reformatted my Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop which runs xp. After the reformat I re-installed windows xp and the drivers form the cd. Im not sure I got all the drivers because there are a dozens of them, but I think I got them all.

This computer has an internal wireless card. But After the reformat I cant get online anymore.
I cant find that small green icon anymore that shows the wireless connections in my area. I cant figure out how to get it.

heres what Ive done:

1. I downloaded xp service pack 2 on my other computer and ran it on this desktop. But it made no difference I still cant get on.

2. I did the fn + f2 and yes, it shows im on.. But I cant get online.

3. Ive played around in the Network COnnections area and made every single kind of connection, and I still cant connect.

4. I went into control panel / system / hardware profiles and under "Other devices" theres a block of deviced that have the yellow ?/! on them.
But, when I pop my cd in to update the drivers, it doesnt find them on the cd

It goes to the CD and looks at d:\ (where the cd is) and says it cant find the driver. Im using the DELL cd's, but I dont know where on the cd to look.
Then it asks to go online to look for the driver. Grrrr, I cant get online.

Ive been struggling with this for 20 hours and im so beat. any ideas?

thanks!
 

A:Cant get online with my Dell Inspiron 2200

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