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Laptop Monitor Problem


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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:50 AM

I have a nice Toshiba laptop with a 17" monitor purchased in late 2006, Model P105-S6114. The hard drive capacity and RAM are more than I will ever be able to use so I expect the computer to be all I will really ever need.

Recently a narrow, vertical line has appeared in the center of the screen. THe line runs perfectly straight from top to bottom and is about 1/32 inch wide. It is present whenever the computer is turned on.

Can someone tell me: Can I expect the line to get wider over time? Will I have warning before the monitor goes out completely? Or will the line likely disapppear at some point? If the monitor is going out, is that something that is cost-effective to replace? Any other comments?

Thanks in advance for any advice here.

Jim

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:22 PM

You can download a free tool called Dead Pixel Buddy. This will give an indication if it's the screen or if it's the video card. My guess is it might be corrupt video drivers or a failing video card.

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