Horizontal line across screen...help please.

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muhillbilly

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I am getting a horizontal line all the way across my LCD screen. It is very thin and annoying, and is about in the middle.
It appears from the time I start my computer up, until I turn if off and will not go away.. This line is NOT scratch in the screen, it is graphical.
I tried reinstalling Windows XP, but this did not work. XP has been on my Thinkpad A21m 2628-F1U for a very long time and this is the first time this has ever happened. Also, I tried installing some new video drivers from IBM's website and that didn't work either.

Any suggestions? Is it hardware or software related? Thank you.

-Aaron
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DaveBurnett

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I've got one of those(line). It is the screen and there is nothing you can do apart from replace it(expensive)
 

muhillbilly

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I pluged my laptop into the monitor of my desktop and the line went away,so you are right, it must be the monitor.

How much would it be to replace it??....this line is driving me crazy!!!!
 

DaveBurnett

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Probably more than a replacement machine, and almost certainly more than a stand-alone TFT monitor
 

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The only time I've priced a replacement panel for a laptop, it was a Compaq, and they quoted almost $500 for it! Since it wasn't that new a laptop, I figured it simply wasn't worth saving. :(
 

muhillbilly

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I brought my laptop into a service center to get repaired and when I got it back and turned it on, I noticed the line across the screen.

Since the service center obviously created the problem, what do you think the odds are that they will replace my LCD monitor?
 

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You can always try. They will deny it and you will probably have trouble proving it.
My guess is they cleaned the screen and allows fluid to seep under the beading around the edge.
 

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I'd say the odds are about 0.0, but you never know... FWIW, I have a 17" LCD that has a vertical blue line in the display, it was given to me for that reason. I use it for testing, works fine other than the line.
 
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Toshiba laptops at work have been doing the same thing. Nobody bothered to replace them under warranty so now we're stuck with the proble. It's the screen itself. Something about botched up stribitoid sections or some such term.
 
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