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Half laptop screen has horizontal rainbow lines

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Vannasun, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. Vannasun

    Vannasun Thread Starter

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    My roommate turned his laptop on the other day and half the screen is messed up. It is horizontal lines in a rainbow of colors. You can still kind of see what should be there but it is pixelated and difficult. When i took a print screen image to post on here, the picture that it took was normal, without the ilnes. Can anyone help?
     
  2. nickgr5

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    That's pretty much common in laptops/notebooks, it's a hardware issue. Try to connect the laptop to an external monitor; if everything is displayed correctly on the external screen, then your room-mate's laptop has a faulty LCD screen and/or inventer.
     
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    I don't think you need to use an external Monitor but it wouldn't hurt to do so.

    I think as the screenshot looks normal the fault is with the laptops screen or the cable to it from the motherboard.
     
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