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Vertical lines Grey Screen HP Pavillion laptop dv4

Q: Vertical lines Grey Screen HP Pavillion laptop dv4

1) A couple of months ago 3 vertical lines have appeared on left of laptop screen. Then the last couple of weeks all of a sudden the entire screen turns into a grey color with vertical lines. Happened three times already and don't know what to do. Not too computer saavy (I'm a senior) and will bring it in for repair but I don;t want to get cheated and want to be at least knowledgeable on what it might be. Read something about an inverter (don't know what this means). When this happens I obviously turn off the pc wait a couple of minutes and turn it back on. Just do not know what is causing this. Perhaps I need to change the screen, is this costly? 2) Also I'm on a wireless network and the pages sometimes have a delay in loading or it says it's not connected. Have called my provider and they do not know what the problem is. Fox six mos their service worked fine, all of a sudden it doesn't and of course they blame my pc. Would anyone know why this would happen intermittently ? Thanks in advance. Appreciate all of your help..........

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Hello,
I am getting game crashes that are not usual.When crashes happen cant go back to windows I need to restart my computer.When game crashes screen is gray with vertical stripes, most of time,somtimes is just black screen.I thought graphic card is
faulty and took it for testing in store where I bought it but they couldn't find any problems and said that game I play causes crashing or some driver incompatibility.Game I play is World of Tanks.Game crashes are totally random it could happen after 15-20mins
of playing,then I restart and for the rest of the day I don't get crashes.somtimes it crashes after 2 hours then I restart and could countinue playing.Can anyone help because those hard restarts cant be good for computer
Here is what it looks like:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=C49767339BC71C08!160&authkey=!AO0YarQSpJowf64&v=3&ithint=photo%2cJPG
There are no files in minidump,but there are dmp files in LiveKernelReports folder

Here is LiveKernelReports folder:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=C49767339BC71C08!161&authkey=!AG2Wj9UtAbcE6zQ&ithint=folder%2cdmp
Here is my configuration
i5 4670
asus z87-c motherboard
Kingston hyperx 8gb 1600
asus radeon r9270x dc2top 2gb
Windows 7 64bit Ultimate

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So when I play this game called Garry's Mod my whole pc will crash, it happens like this. I will be playing Garry's Mod then my screen with have grey vertical lines on it, I can still hear my game for about 3-5 seconds then there is no sound, just the
vertical lines then at that point I just restart my PC. It hasn't happened that much but it's starting to occur more and more. It only happens in the game, and I tried cleaning my PC, reinstalling the game but still nothing. I need help with this problem please!

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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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Hi, I'm having problems with this X240 that gives me grey vertical+horizontal lines on it's LCD.External monitor works fine. Please advise. Thank you

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I just got my laptop 2 days ago and it almost immediately started doing this to me. When I open the lid all I will see on it are gray lines with the mouse being a square shaped slightly off color gray line area. When it does this I have to completely power down my laptop to make it go away. Once I power it back on again it works perfectly fine though.
How do I fix this on my own or do I have to send it back to dell since its a faulty laptop? I really don't want to send it back though so any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Inspiron 15 7000 gaming has grey vertical lines after opening the lid

Send the system back for replacement - the other option is a repair, which will also require sending the system back -- and makes little sense on a brand new system.

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Hi I've got a Fujitsu Lifebook N Series, Model Number N3511 it runs on Windows XP Home.
When I'am booting up my laptop, I get multicoloured vertical lines across the screen which are there constantly. I have done a system restore to an earlier time but it hasn't solved the problem it has been dropped and I was wondering if it was the graphics card that isn't working due to it being dropped if this is the problem can you please tell me what graphics card it is and where I can get a new one from. And if it isn't this then what it may be and how I can solve the problem. I would be very grateful for any help and advice.

Thanks Sarah
 

A:Vertical lines on laptop screen

http://www.digitaltrends.com/laptop-reviews/fujitsu-lifebook-n3511-review/specifications/

will be mobo so its broken , sorry no card in yours but double check !!!
 

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Hello.
Like the title says I see vertical lines on my Dell Precision M3800 QHD touch screen.
I first noticed a few months ago(like 4-5 months) but it stopped until last week. It starts as only 1 line, but as the computer starts to heat up more appear and in different colors. Some guys from the store told to connect it to an external display and check if the problem persists. Well, I tried it and the lines also appear on the external display. Does this mean it's the graphics card and not the screen? Is there any way to know for sure? Also, if it's the graphics card is there any way to replace it without having to replace the whole motherboard? If yes, can i change from a Quadro K1100M to any GTX?
Thank you.

PS(1)- I don't have any warranty

PS(2)- I also noticed that when watching one of those videos from youtube to look for dead pixels the line(s) only show up on specific colors. For example, when playing the video on full screen I only see the line on green and purple.
 

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Hi I've got a Fujitsu Lifebook N Series, Model Number N3511 it runs on Windows Xp home.
When I'am booting up my laptop I get multicoloured vertical lines across the screen which are there constantly, I have done a system restore to an earlier time and it hasn't solved the problem it has been dropped and I was wondering if it was the graphics card that isn't working due to it being dropped if this is the problem can you please tell me what graphics card it is and where I can get a new one from. And if it isn't this what it may be and how I can solve the problem. I would be very grateful for any help and advice.

Thanks Sarah
 

A:Vertical lines on laptop screen

Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. Continue here.
 

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My laptop screen have five vertical laines in middle How to fix it

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Hello, I bought a new expensive hp laptop from official hp website with extended warranty and all expecting that if there is any issue, I will at least be helped with on it. The laptop was delivered around 15th Aug and by the end of month there was the below issue:the screen started blurred up with vertical lines throughout. Initially, it was just for a milisecond and unfortunately, I ignored it(Still regret that). Soon it increased rapidly, I contacted the support and they mentioned that replacement is only within 15 days(Even a 50k iphone gets an year). After the first complaint technician came and updated the drivers and said "Sir, the issue will not come again now."Issue started in 2 days again, new complaint registered, same technician came and this time cleaned up the laptop and said "Sir, the issue will not come again now."Issue started in 2 days again, new complaint registered, this time technician came and replaced the motherboard and said "Sir, the issue will not come again now". The issue still persists. Can you please tell me what should I do to get this resolved. I am forced to restart the laptop in middle of my meetings to see whats on my screen at least twice a day.Thanks,Aayush

A:Vertical lines across laptop screen

Somehow technicians have visited you 3 times and they will come a fourth time if you call in and say it is not yet fixed. What would you like to see happen? Not that I can actually make anything happen. This is not HP Warranty Support but just fellow end users volunteering to help others. It seems the screen may need to be replaced. 

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My compaq presario laptop CQ57 has a vertical line and red screen on startup, please what is the solution.  Thank you

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A few months ago a thin green vertical line started showing up in my screen from top to bottom whenever I would move the screen a certain way. When I'd stop moving the screen, the line would go away. Eventually this turned into 2 lines, with about a millimeter in between. Then red line started popping up. Now I'm at (from right to left) 2 green lines, a red line, and another green line, all really close to each other about 1/3 of the way away from the right side of the screen.

This would be ok if they only showed up when I moved the screen, and then went away. But now it takes a lot of gentle moving and nudging in order to go away. And sometimes the laptop is just sitting by itself, and it pops up out of nowhere. It's being a real pain to take out now, getting more and more stubborn each day. Soon I'm sure it's just going to stay there and it will be impossible to get rid of.

I called into HP and they told me to send the laptop in. I would, but I just started my second semester at college and I really do need my laptop. So I said I'd send it in in the summer and they said fine. The problem is, the more I wait, the worse it becomes. So anybody have any idea of how I can get rid of it?

By the way, the lines show up even when I'm just booting up my PC. They don't show up in an external monitor. So I'm pretty positive that there's something loose inside (especially since moving it around temporarily fixes it)

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A:Green and red vertical lines down my laptop screen

Sounds like your screen is going :S
Best idea is to go to a local computer repair shop and see if they might be able to fix it. Although you could take the laptop casing apart and check all the connectors are properly plugged in... Also, if the laptop has been dropping or knock could have cause some damage to the screen or graphics card (rare, but does happen )
 

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Hello. I am new here and hoping that somebody might help me. I have a Toshiba Satellite L505 laptop. I have read the topics about vertical lines on laptop screens here but my case is different. I suddenly got these vertical lines all over my screen, about 1 pixel thick and 7 to 8 pixels apart and that when it appears, the system crashes and freezed. I tried to reboot but when the desktop icons start to appear then the red vertical lines also appear and that the system freezes again. When in safe mode, it works fine. So i tried to re-install the windows 7 32bit system from my package. After installation it works fine. But when I restarted my laptop again it showed red vertical lines and system crashed. Everytime this happens I have to re-install my windows 7 again and again just to use my laptop. For now, I don't shutdown my laptop because i know that when I will start it up i will have the same problem again and will have to re-install. I don't think that this relates to loosed connections or overheating because I never shutdown my laptop for a week now. I also tried to open my laptop to inspect the graphic card (ATI Radeon) but I cannot find it, perhaps it is integrated to the motherboard? I noticed that something triggers this vertical lines to appear like: (1) running MS DOS programs; (2) hibernating, idling and dimming to save power; (3) restarting; and (4) when administrator permission pop-up appears. Now I am avoiding these actions to prevent system freeze and... Read more

A:Vertical Lines on Laptop Screen - Different Case

Check you on memory or run toshiba diagnostics tool... I think is when you go to recovery mode ... there has a option for hardware testing
 

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My Acer Aspire E1510 laptop screen has vertical lines. How to fix this issue. Images uploaded. Please help

 

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I put in a new hard drive in my laptop and now every time it starts up the whole top right quarter of my screen has different colored vertical lines. I put the old hard drive back and still have the same problem. I checked the cable connection to the motherboard and it is fine. Is it possible that I somehow damaged the flex cable that goes to the LCD or could it be something else?

Is there a generic flex cable to the display that I could buy somewhere?
 

A:Vertical Lines On Laptop Screen: Is Cable Damaged

Hi sparkplug

It could be a loose connection on either end of the cable or a connection to the lcd screen itself being loose. Does your laptop have a connection for an external monitor? If so hook one up and see if it has a problem. Also try opening and closing the screen section and watch to see if there is any change i the display. Laptops usually have no generic parts and you will need to contact the manufaturer for any replacements. Posting the make and model of your laptop can help others here give you better advice.
 

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I'm trying to determine the likely cause of a (minor, for now) laptop display problem that has recently started on my Compaq Presario M2000 notebook running Win XP SP2.

A few weeks ago a single, vertical (extending the entire height of visible screen), blue-green, one-pixel-wide line appeared on my 3 year old (out of warranty) laptop. It is about 3 inches from the left edge of the screen.

Doing a 'print screen' screenshot does NOT capture the line in the image.

It went away once briefly, but has been there at all times since and seems like it is now a permanent fixture across my screen.

Do you think the cause of the problem is the **LCD screen** beginning to fail?
Or is there a way to troubleshoot my **graphics drivers/cards** to see if they are the culprit?

A second line about 1/8 inch away has now appeared.
Is this growing problem an indication that my display will completely die soon, or is this problem not a precursor to anything more serious and I should not be concerned if I can liv with the tiny lines?

Thanks for any advice you have on this.
 

A:Laptop screen has developed two, vertical, blue/green, one-pixel-wide lines

The fact that a printscreen did not capture the line would indicate to me that it's a hardware problem.
Is the graphics card driver up to date?
I am guessing here, but could the battery on this machine be failing?
 

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Just out of warranty(of course). Recently i noticed these moving bubbles(circles) that are gray and white translucent popping up on the left side of the screen and when they do mouse take on a life of its own and windows start opening and closing and all hec breaks loose like the laptop is possessed. then just as quickly it sometimes stops on its own- other times if i move the screen a bit forward or backward it stops.Other times thicker vertical bars show up along with the circular bubbles and again the laptop freaks out and windows open and close and shrink and enlarge without me even touching the mouse pad. All drivers are up to date-even bios and all win10 updates are fine as well. No new software added at the time or since the issue.It happens sometimes and not always.If i move the screen all the way back and put pressure on it the black likes will show up.Not always but sometimes. My feeling is this has something to do with the cable that connects the screen to the main part of the laptop but i just dont know how to get to it to maybe seat it better if it is the issue...if anyone has any ideas please do let me know.Thank you
Hsuru4u at yahoo.com

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my x1 Carbon screen freezes randomly and vertical grey bars appear on the screen, it unfreezes after a couple of minute or if a repeteadly press the left bottom of the screen. I replaced the screen and it still does it. Any suggestions. I believe I have a 2nd generation x1 carbon 

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running windows vista on hp pavillion dv6000 laptop nnvidia ge force go 6150 video card
1gb ram amd turion tm64x processor tl-52 1.0ghz screen keeps crashing grey horizontal lines

A:screen goes grey with horizontal lines

You've tried...uninstalling, then reinstalling your video drivers?

Does this screen also occur in safe mode?

Louis

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Since a couple of weeks, I have a problem with my laptop screen. From time to time, suddenly, everything on the screen disappears and I get a screen with only white and grey lines (see picture attached). When this happens, I can't use the laptop anymore and I have to shutdown by pressing the power button. On some days, I have no problems, on other days, this happens several times.
What can be the reason and how can this be solved?

Kind regards,
Paul

A:Screen with Blue and Grey Lines

Does this problem occur in warmer climates (or after the machine has been on for a while)? Has the laptop been twisted or dropped? Has there been any maintenence performed (cleaning dust, device driver updates, changes in hardware, etc.) on the machine recently?

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Hi about a month ago thin vertical lines started to appear in the left side of my screen but they would disappear if a slight pressure was applied to the back of the screen. i was reluctant to do anything earlier because I need the laptop for uni

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Yesterday the computer went wonko. we were playing a movie in QuickTime and all of a sudden what seemed like the resolution deteriorated drastically. Closer examination showed that there are all these tiny red vertical lines on the screen. we plugged the laptop into the computer and the resolution was fine, so i'm hoping it's not a graphics card problem. Is there anyone in computer-land that can help the technologically challenged? I appreciate any and all help.

Computer stats: Asus gaming laptop running windows 7 home premium.
Thanks,

atc142730

A:Red Vertical Lines on Screen

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Originally Posted by atc142730


Yesterday the computer went wonko. we were playing a movie in QuickTime and all of a sudden what seemed like the resolution deteriorated drastically. Closer examination showed that there are all these tiny red vertical lines on the screen. we plugged the laptop into the computer and the resolution was fine, so i'm hoping it's not a graphics card problem. Is there anyone in computer-land that can help the technologically challenged? I appreciate any and all help.

Computer stats: Asus gaming laptop running windows 7 home premium.
Thanks,

atc142730




It might be the graphic card it seems that those vertical red lines are artifacts or it could be software related to the graphic card, I just had a similar issue but the red lines where horizontal. But mine was way worst it would shut down and show a blue screen telling me and error that points to the graphic card.

Try reinstalling the software for your graphic card, see how that works.


Have you heard weird noises of the fan before that?
By the way how old is your graphic card, wich type of graphic card and how do you use it. ?
Ex: I play "Name of game" for 6 hours non stop 7 days a week.

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Iím having a strange problem with a HP Pavilion DV5000 laptop.

When i turn the laptop on nothing appears to the screen. The back light however done turn on. After about 30 seconds vertical lines start appearing on the screen.

I plugged it into an external monitor and the external screen works fine so i figured that rules out any problem with the GPU. I tried replacing the screen but the same problem occurs. I then retried replacing the screen cable but again, the same problem. Is it likely at this stage that the problem is with the GPU? even though it works on the external screen.

Any help would be appreciated

Thank you in advance.
 

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Hello Community,I'm facing the vertical lines issue on right side of my screen. When I minimized all the open windows than it go out within 2-3 seconds. I'm facing this issue from last few days. And else thing sometime these lines comes 3-4 times in a day and sometimes they don't even appear for a week. Need urgent assistant about solving this issue. 

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I bought P71 Thinkpad a week ago. The first thing I noticed  after I unpacked the box, that there is a vertical line on screen. I bought this laptop from Lenovo website and delivered in USA. I live in UAE where this model is not available, so no Lenovo service center is willing to take and solve this issue.  any help will highly appreciated. 

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This happened about 15 minutes ago.

Finished playing Battlefield 2 online, logged off and got back into my desktop but I periodically get these vertical lines (about an inch thick running the full height of the screen) it's even doing it now as I type this.
I have a feeling that my graphics is to blame (it's getting on a bit) but I'm not sure.

The pc is only 3 months old so I can't see it being that, the graphics card is about 1.5 - 2 years old which I took from my old pc and put into this new one.

I've rebooted a few times but I'm still getting this happening. So any ideas? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Here's my specs:

P4 3.2
1024 gigs of ram
250 gb hdd
Power color ati 9800 xt graphics card
 

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whenever i put my laptop to sleep and turn it on i get vertical lines on screen and then i have to force shutdown my laptop to use it again. I am getting this problem from few days and searched for it online . This problem is related to my Intel GPU . Could use some help .
 

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I have a Dell Latitude that I replaced a backlight and inverter on, but now there are two vertical lines on the left hand side of the screen, purple and green. What is the source of these lines and what do I need to do to get rid of them?
 

A:Two Vertical Lines on LCD Screen

How wide are the lines? If they are just a pixel or so wide then a colum or two of pixels may be dead, and you'd need to replace the screen to resolve that issue as far as I know.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop running XP SP3. About 3 months ago I started getting vertical lines on the screen. One at first then after a few weeks another until now about 8 and a black screen. I can't boot to safe mode but can get to the bios. I've read other threads here and most suggest on the lcd screen going out. I don't know much about laptops but I'm kinda leaning toward the mother board.
Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Vertical lines on LCD screen

To check if the vertical lines on your screen is caused by a faulty LCD screen, try to access the bios and check if the vertical lines appear. If you see the vertical lines on the bios screen that means your LCD will need to be replaced. But if you did not see any lines then it is possible that your issue is with the video card. Try to reinstall the video card driver for your system and see if that will help.
 

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Hi, I am after some advice. I have a HP Screen, which has developed 4 vertical lines down the screen. 3 lines are blue and one is red. Whilst carrying my screen from the carpark to my office, it started raining. The lines appeared after this , I think this maybe due to water damage? I was wondring if this was repairable? Thanks in advance  

A:HP Screen Vertical Lines

I'm afraid it's not repairable.  Find your device in the following link to view the part number of the replacement screen. http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx  

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I have vertical lines that are 3/4 of the way down on my screen, have had for a couple of days. They are so bad that I can't see through them. Help me get them OFF.
 

A:Vertical lines across screen

You might start with make/model numbers and whether this is a TV, computer display, CRT, LCD, what?
 

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Today when I got back from work my desktop could be seen but I have blinking blue/pink vertical lines that wont go away. I can do everything normally but i dont know why i see those lines. Btw I have a Dell Inspiron 600m that runs on Windows XP.
thanks!
 

A:Vertical lines on screen

Did you try rebooting your system, or shutting it completely down and restarting? If not, try it.
 

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Hi,
I replaced the screen on my laptop with a new one. I watched how-to videos so am positive I did it correctly. However, the new screen displays a grey screen with lines. Only once, upon repeated off/on tries did it displayed correctly but once I tilted the screen it went back to lines.

I've Googled and done these tests:
1. Re-checked my screen connections 3X. There is only one 40-pin connector to the screen. It doesn't look to be damaged. Note my old screen was cracked and did not display anything so switching back to test will not help. Also, I am positive it is the correct screen for my laptop.
2. Installed Dell System Detect but when I clicked on icon in task tray, nothing happens. But when I click on Dell Support, it recognizes my laptop.
3. Ran Dell self-diagnosis and it only showed SMART Short Self Test - Failed WHD16-28O. Every other test passed. From what I read, that is a drive issue and not screen display related.
4. Laptop LCD Built-in Self Test (pressing D key & power button and Pre-Boost System Assessment). I could not try either because the laptop screen does not display.
5. If I press lightly in the right bottom corner of the screen, I can make the lines config to other lines. The screen will not display but it does change the non-configuration. Pressing on the edge of any other part of the screen will not make this happen.
6. Checked the Graphics adapter driver and switched to an older version because I read in other posts that  when they ... Read more

A:Grey screen w/lines - Inspiron 15-3521

Was the system running when the impact that destroyed the screen and the hard drive took place?
One other thing you can try:  hold the D key through powerup.  Does that lead to good, solid-colored screen images from the built-in self test?  If it does, it sounds like a damaged mainboard.  If it shows the same fault as you've shown here, it's a  bad screen.

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HI guys,

I don't have the model on me now, but recently I worked on a Compaq Desktop computer. At random times (could be any program open), it would go to a grey screen with weird horizontal lines. I upgraded the video drivers, ran a video stress test and it went over 2 hours with no problems.

The customer just reported to me that it happened again so I am thinking that maybe it is a faulty motherboard (video built onto motherboard). What do you guys think? I didn't wanna give the customer the run around saying "Let's try 1) putting in a new video card then 2) lets try reformatting and lastly 3) lets replace the motherboard)"

Thanks!
 

A:Compaq going to a grey screen with horizontal lines

Sounds like a possible bad connection at the monitor
or video card.
Might try disconnecting and reconnecting the video cable
or just try a replacement.
 

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Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 7720 laptop and I can't start it up properly.

When I start it up, the screen goes grey with vertical lines of different colours and slowly fades to black.
I can't actually do anything like tapping F2 or F10 to try and get it to a repair screen. It's basically completely unresponsive...

This had happened a few times before, but I can usually just start up the laptop again and it's fine, but this time I've restarted the laptop multiple times and it still won't work.
If it makes any difference, my fan is slightly wobbly and my laptop recently overheated (I had kept it on a flat surface, which I rarely do, which causes it to get hot much faster), so maybe something inside it is loose or slightly melted?
 

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When I was using the computer just now, the screen just randomly blanked out and showed grey lines instead! I couldn't do anything with the machine, so I switched it off at the wall and restarted it. After a few minutes, the same thing happened again!

I changed the monitor for a spare one, and after about 20 minutes, the same thing happened!

What on Earth's going on? My graphics card is brand new, so it shouldn't be that!

A:Screen blanking out and displaying grey lines! Help!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DeniqueCoelum


My graphics card is brand new, so it shouldn't be that!


There are two points in a piece of electronics' life that it is most likely to fail: when it is very new and when it is very old.

This could be a problem with the card, it's driver, or the power supply (the usual suspects).

Green and grey lines sometimes happen when the card or system is overheating. You can test this by taking the sides off you case and running it. Check to see if all the fans are indeed running.

is the 6770 in your specs the problem card?

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I purchased a legitimate DVD of Windows 7 today. My current OS is Windows XP SP3. Here's what I did-

1. Back up all important photos,games,etc.
2. Choose option of "Boot from disc" in BIOS setings
3. Inserted the DVD into DVD drive
4. It said "Press any button to boot from DVD" I pressed the Enter button.
5. A loading meter comes up with the message "Windows is loading files" or something like that.
6. The loading meter fills up. Then random grey and multicolored lines fill up my screen and keep flashing.
7. I don't have any external Graphics card. Just my inboard Intel graphics card.
and Pentium Dual core with 2Ghz speed and 2GB RAM.

Please tell me what to do.

A:Grey lines on screen while installing Windows 7

exactly what computer model do you have?

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I bought an asus g73jw laptop 6ish months ago and ive been having problems recently with grey screens with green lines. The grey screens only happen when i play games(COD blackops and Assassins.Creed.Brotherhood im sure it would happen with other games but i only play thos right now) ive updated all my drivers and i dont know what the problem is, could you please help me out it is extremely annoying.(my computer doesnt freeze, i can still end process) it says driver has stopped responding and has recovered

Another problem im having is while playing portal 2 instead of grey screening im computer completely crashes and i have to wait 2-3mins before i can start it up again.
 

A:Grey screen with lines while playing games

Download this and set it up to disply the temps in your task bar, it sounds like your laptop may be overheating or your memory is failing.

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

Report back with the temps you get when the errors occur.
 

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Hi,
I replaced the screen on my laptop with a new one. I watched how-to videos so am positive I did it correctly. However, the new screen displays a grey screen with lines. Only once, upon repeated off/on tries did it displayed correctly but once I tilted the screen it went back to lines.

I've Googled and done these tests:
1. Re-checked my screen connections 3X. There is only one 40-pin connector to the screen. It doesn't look to be damaged. Note my old screen was cracked and did not display anything so switching back to test will not help. Also, I am positive it is the correct screen for my laptop.
2. Installed Dell System Detect but when I clicked on icon in task tray, nothing happens. But when I click on Dell Support, it recognizes my laptop.
3. Ran Dell self-diagnosis and it only showed SMART Short Self Test - Failed WHD16-28O. Every other test passed. From what I read, that is a drive issue and not screen display related.
4. Laptop LCD Built-in Self Test (pressing D key & power button and Pre-Boost System Assessment). I could not try either because the laptop screen does not display.
5. If I press lightly in the right bottom corner of the screen, I can make the lines config to other lines. The screen will not display but it does change the non-configuration. Pressing on the edge of any other part of the screen will not make this happen.
6. Checked the Graphics adapter driver and switched to an older version because I read in other posts that  when they ... Read more

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After some warnning about corruption of opera setup.exe, I have defegramented my C drive.   After a few minutes, alot of horizontal grey lines appreared across my screen.Now, I can hardly see desktop and standby option is inactive. reinstallation of video driver and system restore did not resolve problem. thanks  













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A:alot of horizontal grey lines on screen

What system and OS are you running?

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Hi all,

My friend's laptop has vertical and horizontal lines across the screen, making lots of blocks across the screen.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r126/_Absinthe_Minded_/clip_image002.jpg

See an image of the problem by clicking the above link. The effect isn't very well captured but look at the task bar and you can see it really well there.

Any ideas what the problem might be? Thanks for looking and for any help you can offer.

AM.
 

A:Horzontal and vertical lines on laptop.

looks like the monitor cant handle the refresh rate he's got it set at, or it cant handle the resolution, or a combination of both, get him to set it to 60hz and 640 x 480 and see if it clears.

Regards
 

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I have an Acer Aspire laptop 5742-6458 that I bought last July. I use it regularly and just used it last night. When I turned it on just now, white vertical lines appeared about 3 inches from the left side. the lines seem to disappear if I press on the plastic backing. What might be wrong?
 

A:laptop vertical white lines

Could be a failing display or a short in the ribbon cable connecting the display to the main board.
but if it disappears when you press on the plastic bezel around the display it probably is the display itself going out or got damaged.
 

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I have windows xp prof installed on my computer. I have noticed that i have pink vertical lines on my screen. They become more prominent when i scroll up or down. They are on all apps and also on my wallpaper. I have never encountered this and nobody seems to know what they are. Any ideas would be appreciated?

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My screen pulsates and flickers. The letters of a whole word vibrate and shake independantly. The vertical lines have a real small zig zag to them. Does anyone know how to adjust this. It's not a resolution isssue. I run win2k
 

A:screen is garbled and vertical lines zig zag

Maybe refresh rate?
 

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Images from my year-old monitor's camera have six very thin vertical lines, running top of the screen to the bottom, each a single color. System is XPS 8700, monitor is Dell UltraSharp 23" Multimedia Monitor, camera is UZ2315H. Using an external camera eliminates the problem.
Any suggestions on how I can fix this would be much appreciated.
John

A:Vertical lines on monitor screen

If you have another system to try, see if the monitor causes problems with that system.  If it does, the camera or cable inside the display is likely bad.  If not, and the camera connects to the PC through a USB cable, try a different USB cable or USB port - if you still see the same result, the camera is bad.  Cheapest solution is to use a different camera. Otherwise, it's likely the monitor needs to be replaced.

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