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Laptop display problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dennis2408, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. dennis2408

    dennis2408 Thread Starter

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    i have an Acer aspire laptop, over the past few weeks a red "band" has appeared in the middle of the screen, at first it was very faint but has got worse recently. It appears toflicker when programmes are running and is not always present. any ideas?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    See if it's present whenever the red pixels should not be illuminated. This sounds like a physical failure of the panel, I have one here with a single pixel wide blue line running down it. If I put up a white screen, which also uses the blue pixels, the line disappears.
     
  3. dennis2408

    dennis2408 Thread Starter

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    Hi John,
    it shows through on a white screen, it seems to flicker when the processor isn't at idle,
    if that makes any sense
    cheers
     
  4. dennis2408

    dennis2408 Thread Starter

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    It shows through, no matter what colour is displayed.
     
  5. cmw2010

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    Does it go all the way through the screen or just part way? If it goes all the way through try squeezing the case just above it and see if it goes away.
     
  6. dennis2408

    dennis2408 Thread Starter

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    That does work, does that mean the panel is on the way out?
     
  7. JohnWill

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    Yep, your LCD is dying.
     
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