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#1 Dragongirl

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 09:36 PM

Hey all

 

By the advice of OrangeBlossom I am posting my problem in here

 

my laptop is old, yes, to get that out of the way, its five years old, these are its specs;

 

Maker: Delle

Model: Latitiude D620 series

Graphics: Intel

Hard Drive: 80GB

RAM: 2GB

Screen Resolution: 1200x800

 

My problem is this

 

A strange pale gold line appeared on my screen on the right third side in fact, of the screen, it covers over everything, possibly a pixel or so in width. I tried restarting my laptop, but it did no good whatsoever. I'm not sure if its a dead pixel, or bunch of dead pixels, or even if its a virus, or power spike or something else entirely. I am currently running MBAM to ensure its not a virus, so far nothing's been found.

 

What started as a pale gold vertical line on my screen, turned color to pale blue, and now it is white. It covers everything that is colored, but blends in with white backgrounds only. which is weird I know.

 

Would like any and all advice please on what to do to fix this outside of get a new laptop ASAP {which I plan to do within the week anyhow}

 


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 10:36 PM

Does the line extend completely from top to bottom of screen?

A single pixel line the entire height of the screen is almost certainly an internal fault in the LCD panel. If so it will show on the BIOS setup screen also.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:05 AM

Does the line extend completely from top to bottom of screen?

A single pixel line the entire height of the screen is almost certainly an internal fault in the LCD panel. If so it will show on the BIOS setup screen also.

Yes; this is exactly what is happening; I am not sure if it is a internal wiring fault, which had happened to me once before {screen wouldn't start, turned out to be a loose wire on an older Lenovo laptop 9 years ago}, or if it is the LC starting to leak out.

 

Its not as bad I as originally thought; though I do plan to get a new laptop this week. Maybe sell off this one to a local shop; if I knew what caused it to appear however....


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:39 AM

In that case it is internal to the LCD panel, either a faulty column driver (the electronic switch matrix built into the panel that turns pixels on and off) or a faulty (high impedance) thermal bond in one of the flexible looms, again inside the LCD panel. It's just something that happens occasionally to LCD panels, and may not get any worse.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:43 AM

But it is fixable then ? column driver ? Is there software drivers for that to repair it ? {doubtful I know, but still does not hurt to ask}

 

All in all, thanks for the help!


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 03:35 AM

But it is fixable then ?


Yes, but the LCD panel would need to be replaced.

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:42 AM

Alrighty!

 

Thanks much Platypus!!


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Posted 05 June 2015 - 04:35 AM

You're welcome.


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