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Q: Thin grey vertical band on laptop screen

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

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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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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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Hi, I's ve just bought a new T460s but unfortunately the LCD seems has a problem. There is a black dimmed vertical line always appears in the middle the monitor when looking in profile. You can see the attached photo to be clearer. I think this is a fault of LCD panel because it displays when starting up. I also work around like updating the latest driver of graphics but nothing changed. IMO this is not about of Windows 10 64 bit. Anyone has a solution to solve this problem because I am really frustrated with the error. If not, should I contact with Lenovo Warranty Team. Thank you


























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A:Black simmed vertical band on the screen of new T460s

If you have a nearby dealer who does thinkpad warranty service (like a premier dealer) I think that is the best choice.  When I have a screen defect like this, I think it is easiest to explain if everyone is looking at the same screen.

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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...

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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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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
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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

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Hello all,

I have recently upgraded from 7 to 8. Have only one complaint - in 7 I used to be able to make my taskbar thin while in the vertical (LHS) of the screen, it was a bit hacky, you had to:

Set the taskbar to autohide
Stop the "desktop window manager session manager" service
Restart the service
Turn autohide off

I had written a batch file and just set it to run at start and it worked fine.

However it doesn't work in 8 and examining the list of services, it seems that desktop window manager session manager has disappeared. A quick look at the wiki page says that it now cannot be disabled and is running all the time.

Is there any way to do this in Win 8?

To clarify, I'm trying to get this:
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Thanks in advance

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Right click taskbar - select properties. You will see taskbar location on screen box with dropdowns of bottom, left, right, and top. Select the position you wish it to be and click "apply". Taskbar will change to that position. Hope this is what you want. If you use small icons, it will be thin, I believe.

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I hope you can get it fixed.  Yeah I agree that the tech support having a strong chinese accent 'doesn't really help at all.

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

Hi there
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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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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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2 days ago, I noticed my display was flickering with a thin vertical stripe on the right third of the screen and a pink/green 1 inch band at the bottom screen that flickers. (I have had this laptop for about 2 1/2 months). I have updated all recommended drivers, followed the tips on deleting display driver software and updating, uninstalled some game apps and any that appeared to have installed (3D builder) just prior to the issue. I uninstalled some of the games and reinstalled a few. I do not have Norton, icloud or IDT apps on the laptop that are listed as potential conflicts with Windows 10. I am still under warranty. Is there anything else I can try or do I send it back to Lenovo? 

A:Flex 5 1570 Display vertical stripe and lower pink band - flicker

Hi MsRL,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
You can try to check if you have the same flickering line when connected to an external monitor.
Compare it when you start your computer in the BIOS if the flickering line is visible.
 
To go to the BIOS , shut down the machine and use the novo button (item 2 page 11) for the Novo button and choose BIOS set up option taking note of the issue on each screen. 
 
If the line shows in the Novo menu or BIOS and not in the external then it most probable be the LCD screen/ cable.
Call in technical support so you can discuss the action plan to proceed.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Would appreciate any ideas.
 

A:grey screen on laptop

While you had the laptop apart you may well have disturbed the ribbon cable connection that goes to the screen.
 

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Hi was really hoping someone could halp me! I was using my toshiba laptop normally and half the screen suddenly turned grey. From the little bit of the screen i can see everything looks to be working fine just the screen!
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A:Half my laptop screen has gone grey!

Try to gently flex the screen, or press around the periphery of the LCD (on the plastic bezel). If the screen comes back, it's on it's way out. You may be able to flex it to fix it for a while, but eventually that will no longer work.

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I purchased this laptop a year ago (Medion Akoya MD 97960) with Vista Home Premium. I'm currently having problems when I boot it, all I get is a gray screen with vertical lines of dull blue/green/red. It sounds like the HDD is booting the OS and it's the display that's playing up, but I don't think it is because I can't access the computer through the network. Left for a couple of minutes, the screen turns gray with a large black cloud in the middle.
This is a sporadic problem, I can get it to work fine sometimes, but then it just opens with this problem and I can't use it for a couple of days maybe. It has been about three weeks this has been happening.

To clarify:
I've never dropped it, never stepped on it, always used it indoors, never exposed it to UV light, cleaned it periodically and closed it when not in use. So it is not any of these.
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Random Blue Thin/Dotted Lines on My HP Laptop Screen

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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?

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