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Vertical Lines on Laptop Screen

Q: Vertical Lines on Laptop Screen

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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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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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
 

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

 

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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All, I've just moved from a Yoga S1 (12) to the Yoga 260.  It's great, but I have a very strange screen artifact.  The issue is, I can see veritcal lines that you can see on your screen whenever it has moved recently. For example, when just opening the lid, or when using it in a train or car.  These are most obvious when the display is cold. It's most obvious on blue. If for example I look "full screen" at this image:http://www.wsllpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/blue-sky-and-mountains-hd-desktop-wallpaper.jpgjust after I open my computer from sleep, they are really visible. I can make them appear by vibrating my laptop like putting on my lap and bouncing my knee. Or by tapping the side of the display. It's easiest to see when the room lighting is dark and the laptop is set to maximum brightness. The lines are across the whole screen, and perhaps about 6 or 7 pixels apart. Each is vertical and spans the whole height of the screen from top to bottom. I think they are a real physical thing, not a display artifact - that is, I think they're wires or sensors or something for the new active pen or for the touchscreen. They seem to be harder to make visible when the laptop has been on for a long time, that is, after the screen has warmed up.  They're very, very easy to make appear when the display is cold and has just turned on. Does anyone have this issue as well?  Should I learn to love it, or send it back?  The laptop i... Read more

A:Vertical lines on Yoga 260 Screen

I'm not seeing it here on your test image. Could that be some kind of image retention? If you could capture a phone pic I can compare it with my 1-day old Yoga 260. If there are any other repro steps other than waking up from sleep please feel free to include that as well.

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Soon after installing Vista on my desktop I started getting artifacts on the screen that make it pretty much impossible to read. The computer will now only boot into safe mode. When I try to boot it regularly, it hangs on a black screen before loading vista. There are artifacts when the system posts as well as in the BIOS.

I read somewhere that this might be a RAM issue. At the time, I had 1 stick of 1 GB ram, as well as 2 x 512 MB. I removed the 2 x 512, thinking that Vista had an issue with the memory configuration, and the system started up just fine - the screen looked absolutely normal. I left the computer running all night and there were no issues.

I then moved the computer downstairs and tried to restart it, and now the same problem is back - the artifacts on the screen. Could this be a possible seating problem with the graphics card, and I just happened to fix it when I removed the RAM? I've tried removing, cleaning, and reseating the graphics card, but it still doesn't fix the problem. Does anyone have any what the problem is?

Thanks!

Computer Specs:
ASUS P4P800-E DELUXE 478 Intel Motherboard
Intel Pentium 4 3.0E Prescott 3.0GHz CPU
Corsair Valueselect 2 x 512MB RAM
Seagate 160GB 7200 RPM IDE HDD
Antec TRUE430 ATX 430W PSU
GeForce 6600GT 128MB AGP 4x/8x
 

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i have a 17" monitor with vertical colored lines going across the entire screen. not sure what is wrong or if it is fixable. screen worked great one day and did not the next. it is a Hyundai Imagequest L70S.
i have disconnected from the tower, swapped cables, power cords, and plugged into power outlet with no source and still get the same screen so it is the monitor. i unplugged and left off for 2 days "hoping" it would work again, but no luck. Any thoughts as to what this could be? thanks in advance.
 

A:Vertical colored lines across lcd screen

dude, classic case of 'gpu gone bad'. so, you need to hit your latest video store, get a copy of girls gone bad. before that though, take out your graphic card and sent it for repair. or, if it's possible, get yourself a new one. pls determine your system specs and requirements first before going to either the comp shop or the video store
 

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I have HP Spectre x360 Convertible PC 13-4007na, i have recently noticed white think vertical lines appearing on the screen. my warranty has expired April this year. my laptop freezes when these lines appear and they come and go.Can somebody help me please as I am not sure what to do. 

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When my computer first starts up I get a rainbow of vertical lines on my screen, they go away and everything seems to be ok. However in addition, I now have a pink line running right down the center of my screen.
Would anyone know what is causing this and how to fix the problem
Thank you
 

A:Vertical lines on monitor screen

You may need to post more info for someone to be able to help you, things like what vid card you have, what size power supply you use and your monitor settings, screen resolution and things like that. All of these can affect your monitors display in some way. Hope this will help you out a little.
 

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Hi,

I have a Dell XPS M1530 Laptop that I've had for about a few years now. I suddenly notice that there is blue vertical lines. I try closing the laptop monitor and reopening it to see if it goes away. It would work for a short period of time but now the lines are constantly there. I can close the laptop lid down to a certain point and there will be no lines and the display will be fine again. I'm guessing the display wire could possibly damage. Is there anything I could do to replace the wire or fix the problem myself?
 

A:Screen has blue vertical lines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCWiEdaditA

its possible to fix but even i do not like to touch lappys
 

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Fault just started yesterday
have never had this on any pc or laptop before.
Any suggestions or causes ?

The machine seems ok otherwise , I took it apart earlier today and cleaned out dust etc and no loose wires evident.
Its a Toshiba L300 - 155

I bought the machine used in 2011 for about ?120 i think so it isnt worth much now !
But i am happy to tinker and replace parts etc if its not mega time consuming.

have access to another laptop for browsing etc.

A:vertical colored lines on screen

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Can you try connecting to an External Monitor or another source ... To rule out Graphics Card issue ? ...

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So my (out of warranty) laptop suddenly began displaying thin vertical lines (the strongest ones appear as red and there are 2 of these, but there are others of varying hue across the whole display).
I checked externally and the lines do not appear so it is clearly a hardware issue as opposed to graphics card, and I have seen many other posts where the same problem has occurred.
Before I start a dialogue with Dell customer support and experience the inevitable holding, questions, misunderstandings etc. I was wondering if anyone has any idea how much an out of warranty repair might cost me, or if it might be better to go to an external repair shop to try and fix the issue. I took it to PC World initially, but they claim they couldn't get the spare parts required to repair it.
Any advice is greatly appreciated, thank you in advance!
Lisa

A:XPS 15 9530 - vertical lines across screen

Depending on the resolution of the screen, it looks like the part costs between $230-300.  Add whatever an hour's labor costs in your area to the total.  You can contact Dell for a repair estimate as well (but note that there's a charge for the estimate that then gets applied to the total repair cost).

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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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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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Hello, I had a very odd incident with my computer.

Specs:
FX-6300
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
Ripjaws Gskill 2x4GB
Rosewill Green Series 630W
Also have a Cooler Master 212 EVO for the CPU
R9 270x Gigabyte OC Edition

So I was playing a game called Gnomoria, which to my knowledge shouldn't be very taxing on a computer... When suddenly my screen went brown with vertical lines! I could still hear the music playing but it seemed my PC was frozen. I decided to then restart the computer. As windows booted up, I got the chime that signals you were moments away from logging only to get a screen that is black. I can move the cursor but thats its... nothing else works. I then restarted my computer again with the same problem. Finally, I restarted the computer again but in safe mode with networking and I got that to work. Beyond this point I am not very experienced when it comes to computers, though I did build this rig myself. I'm just wondering what went wrong, and how can I start to fix this problem. I was not overclocking at all, at temps right before the Brown Screen looked cool with the CPU at 40C and the GPU around 35-40C. I also posted this under graphics problems mostly because this issue probably is GPU related. I'm running on 3.12, or 3.9 drivers. Im not sure which one but I am running on older ones mainly because I was having Blue Screen issues about 2 months ago which was fixed thanks to this forum. I'm just not sure where to go from here, any help would be appreciated.

A:Brown Screen and Vertical Lines - Black Screen on Boot

I forgot to mention that I did a system restore which brought it back 10 days earlier in which a version of direct X was installed. The system restore didn't work though and i was still welcomed with the black screen and only a mouse cursor. I have not changed any settings though recently.

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I have never seen a screen like this in the 20 years I've had my own computer.

I had Windows 8 on a secondary drive as a dual boot with Windows 7 temporarily as I migrated to Windows 8. I somehow messed up either the boot loader or somehow corrupted the Win8 install for which I'll skip the details for now. But it was just as I was starting to decommission my Win7 install (I removed one drive from the 2-drive mirror running Win7 but figuring the single disk left would still run in a 'degraded' status. It ended up messing something up.).

I've been running bootrec /fixmbr, fixboot, scanos, and rebuildBCD from my Win8 USB stick and it says it completed but no luck on booting. I get either 0xc0000001 or 0xc000021a errors. Auto repair can't fix it.

I tried running this command, "bcdboot c:\windows /s c:", and got the screen shown in the attachment. White vertical lines on an orange background.

The only drives connected is the Win8 SSD sata drive and a DVD drive on IDE. I disconnected the DVD drive and the Win8 flash screen would appear with the circular dots but would freeze right there.

I don't have logs or screenshots to show but the single partition on the SSD is marked as active via diskpart (no system reserve partition), bcdedit shows c:\windows as the default location of the OS, diskpart shows the partition as c:, but the DVD drive is disk0, and the SSD is disk 1. Would that be a problem?

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A:'White Vertical Lines on Orange Screen' Screen of Death

Have you tried putting the removed drive back in?

It looks like a video card problem (hardware) to me - but it shouldn't be that because you're able to use the USB Startup Repair functions (am I right in this assumption?). That means (to me) that it's likely to be a video driver problem (?).

Can you attempt to boot into Safe Mode? If so, what happens?
Does the screen problem show up after POST is completed? If so, at what point does it show up?

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my laptop display  is showing vertical pink and flouroscent green lines. how it can be fixed and what is the reason of this problem.

A:vertical pink lines on my hp pavilion g6 laptop

1. Check if the vertical lines are seen under BIOS of your Notebook2. Tilt the screen/display forward and backwards to check if the vertical line stays at all the angles3. Connect an external desktop monitor and check if the vertical lines are seen even in an external screenPlease revert for further assistanceRegardsKNRKI work on behalf of HP

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Screen turned pink and have vertical lines all over the screen...Ran a video palette check which was failed...Kindly help with this issue

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Hello all.
After being almost rudely ignored on two other forums about graphics cards, I decided to come back to you guys, even though you're not a website that specializes in graphics cards. Before I start, just to note - I've heard the problem I have can be caused by a hardware issue and not only Windows 7.

SO HERE'S THE DEAL:
I changed my good ol' perfectly functioning 4850 for a 6970. The first issues cam when my computer started shutting off randomly, I have now taken care of this problem and upgraded my 500W Stock Supply to a CM 750W Bronze. Unfortunately, there is another issue which is driving me so mad, I'm ready to through my entire PC setup out the window. The card is giving me the vertical lines problem. This is a well known problem for some 4850's (even though my old 4850 had no such problem) and for almost all 5000 series users. The problem is rumored to be caused either by a bad memory clock, voltage or fan speed setting, but I've spent about two hours messing around with those (both overclocking and underclocking) and have only gotten things worse - the vertical lines seem to be gone, but now my computer crashes with the much more unpleasant BLACK SCREEN. You game and then - BLACK SCREEN! What I've noticed is that the audio sometimes continues normally, but Alt+F4-ing and Ctrl+Alt+Del-ing doesn't do anything.

Right now I have reset everything (dirvers, card, OC settings) to default and I have no idea what to do.

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A:6970 Black Screen or Vertical Lines

After doing a quick search on your problem I can feel your pain. Seems their is no shortage of complaints.
Have you tried contacting the manufacturer to see what their take is on this seemingly wide spread problem?
Fabe

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I was listening to music through my headphones last night, and just before I switched off, I began seeing cyan lines and some red speckles around some of my desktop icons. The sounds is still fine and I can still use my laptop, although trying to write this through a sea of bright blue is a little distracting.

I use a Toshiba Satellite C660, on Windows 7. It's a AMD Athlon Dual Core, using 64 bit. Currently on Screen resolution, 1366 x 768.

I did a quick search on the net, and some people said it was a graphics card problems, others said it was a screen problem.

A:Cyan & red speckly vertical lines across my screen?

Hi there .. It well could be your GPU if you have a Monitor try using that .. If you get the same result its more than likely to be your GPU ...

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I have a dell inspiron 15r-5537 laptop and it has developed vertical lines of pixels on the center-left of the screen. The color of the pixels seems to depend on the color being displayed behind them. see the link below for more info on what the lines look like. https://imgur.com/a/HREN8
anyway, i have reinstalled the video drivers so i do not think that is the problem, but they also do not seem to be dead pixels because they change colors sometimes. If anyone could help me fix this problem it would be great. thanks.

A:Inspiron 15R-5537 vertical lines on screen

Hi Mykalsson,
There seems to be problem with the LCD screen on your computer to confirm we will have to perform the ‘LCD BIST’ (Built in Self-test) on the computer. Please follow the steps mentioned below to run the “LCD BIST’.

Turn of the computer.
Press and hold down the ‘D’ key on the keyboard and press the Power button.
You will see different colors on the LCD screen. Please check if the vertical or horizontal lines are appearing on the screen.

If you see the lines appearing on the screen while the LCD bist is running you will have to replace the LCD.
Also, connect the laptop to an external monitor or display to check if issue reoccurs.

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