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Laptop Lcd Screen Problem


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#1 angell

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:25 PM

Hi

My friend brought me her hp laptop that shows a red vertical line from the top to the bottom of the lcd screen. The line is there from the moment the computer boots up, i.e., before windows loads up. Is this a video card driver issue or is it a malfunctioning lcd screen? Any help is welcome, thanks.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:29 PM

It is probably not a driver issue. It is a hardware issue. Either the video card or the monitor itself, probably the monitor.

You could plug a regular sized monitor into the video plug on the back of the laptop and see if the red line appears on the second monitor. My guess is that it will not, leaving me to believe that your lcd monitor is bad.

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 25 July 2006 - 04:32 PM.

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#3 angell

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:35 PM

Thanks Genius. Do I need to change any settings on the laptop before I connect a conventional crt monitor to it?

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:37 PM

Usually no. Just plug in a monitor and start up the computer.
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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:40 PM

Ok. I'll take it to another friend's house and borrow her monitor. I'll keep you posted. Thanks.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 11:09 AM

Hi Genius

Sorry to update you after so long. Your suggestion to connect the laptop to a different monitor proved that the video card is fine and that the problem is with the lcd screen. Many thanks once again. :thumbsup:




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