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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

    Jul 24, 2011
    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


    Oct 22, 2011
    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.
  3. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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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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