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Vertical, thin, pink dotted line on computer screen...

Q: Vertical, thin, pink dotted line on computer screen...

That's my little problem... I have ignored the little thing, and now it it irking me to do something. It's a little annoying to see this kind of just see it just move down my screen, while surfing the web, or playing gmaes (like the picture there).
Could anyone help me with this?
As well, sorry for the toaster quality photo. I only had a tablet on-hand to take pictures with...
Here is a slightly higher quality photo...


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Do you have or have access to a different monitor that you could try your computer with?You could also try booting into Safe Mode to see it also happens there.
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A:Thin black/dead vertical pixel line

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A:thin blue line on laptop screen

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Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, do the following:

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.

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kimsou said:

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Hey Patrizia,Welcome to the HP Forums!The first steps that you should attempt is to make sure that the vertical white lines do not appear in the BIOS. To do this I have included the steps below.1. Turn off your computer2. Make sure you have connected the power cable3. Turn on your notebook, as it is starting press the  F10 button repeatedlyOnce you are in the BIOS, if the lines are still present, it is likely a hardware failure. The next two steps may resolve the issue. The first one is to do a hard reset. I have included the document 'Performing a Hard Reset or Forced Reset'. The next and final step is to perform a BIOS update. I have included the information here for you 'Updating the BIOS'.Let me know if the issue does not appear in the BIOS.Hope this helps!

I worked on behalf of HP
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Well, yes, heat kills hardware. However, if that projector had been so hot, your laptop would have at least restarted, if not turned off, in order to save itself from potential damage from the heat.
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Hi guys, this is my first post on one of these forums. I have 2 vertical white lines that go all the way down the display on the laptop. Had the laptop just over 12 months therefore is out of warranty. How can I fix this issue? Will HP be able to replace or repair this? Also is there an email address to contact HP customer support as I couldnt find one on the website. Thanks.
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heres the problem i had in the past sometimes of the itme while playing games i would get distortion on the screen artifacts would pop up and the computer would line nvidia problem vertical usually completely lock up and i would have to restart myself when i clicked the restart button on my tower it would start and there would still be distrortion on the screen words overlapping and such when i got to the windows screen it wouldnt start and instead i would get a blue screen which would talk about nvlddmkm sys however when i shutdown entirely and started up again it would fix the issue now i recently got this problem again and didnt think much of it i shut down the computer for the day but when i came back to it the problem nvidia vertical line problem was still there when i tried to get on i got the same blue screen i did the other times however this time completely shutting down didn t do the trick and now i am stuck in safe mode ive tried switching drivers rolling back with system resore and neither seems to work im on vista x and my vid card is a nvidia gx the vertical lines i have are in groups of and there are groups and they change with my screen meaning if its all black in an area so are they its weird and its giving me a headache any help is appreciated nbsp

A:nvidia vertical line problem

nvlddmkm.sys is a driver for your NVIDIA graphics card. Have you looked for possible updates for your NVIDIA driver on their website?
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I have a westinghouse LCM17v2SL monitor . I shut down my whole computer to move . It was shut down for 3weeks & when I rehooked everything back up & restarted computer & monitor I all of a sudden have a green vertical line running from top to bottom of screen . I cannot move it at all . Line stays on monitor even after I remove the cable to the computer . Any help would be appreciated

A:green vertical line on monitor

Make sure that the cable is connected properly on the back of the monitor and the video card. Then try to go to the system BIOS of the PC to see if the green line is apparent. If that is the case the problem is not the video driver. Then try to run the monitor self test to see if the green line will show up. Look for instructions on your manual. If the green line is showing up on the self-test then you have a monitor issue and it needs to be replaced otherwise it is a video card problem and needs to be replaced.
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OK I have a 22" lcd and for my video card I have nvidia 8600 GTS and on my monitor once in a while there is this thin vertical blue line that sometimes might stay for a few minutes any ideas what may be causing this problem
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I have a user who gets a vertical line on the right edge of envelopes when she prints addresses to them. This only occurs when utilixing the "Envelopes and Labels" function. If she creates an envelope by opening a new doc, then setting it to a #10 envelope, the line does not appear. Only when using the function. Any ideas why this happens? She is running Office 2K, printing to a HP DeskJet 990Cse. I can provide more details and even a scan of a printout if needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Dear Sir A vertical line is in the midle of my Laptop. How to resolve this issue?Please suggest. Regards,Jagesh[personal information removed]

A:A vertical line in middle of Laptop

Hi /@jagesh, Thank you for your query.  I understand that you have a vertical line in the middle of  the notebook display. Here is link to    HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting a Notebook LCD Panel Issue (Windows 8/8.1, 7)HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting a Notebook LCD Panel Issue (Windows 8/8.1, 7) as a guide.    Please let me know the outcome. Thank you  for participating in the HP Forums! We want to help you as well as others who may experience a similar issue. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as  "Accept as Solution?  to help other community  members!To say thanks for the assistance, please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon? below.
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I have a vertical red line on my display.  It does not appear on the external monitor.  Sometimes it is two pixels wide, sometimes one.  When I press on it with some force (not just a light touch) it sometimes changes thickness or disappears, but returns with either one or two pixel thickness when I release pressure. I hae a Lenovo x201 Tablet (0831CTO) Multi-Touch display wih a 6QET68WW (1.38) BIOS. TIA

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A:Red Vertical Line Disappears When Pressed Then Re-...

The problem is something called a column driver. There is a connection to every column of pixels on your screen. If you have a wxga screen, there are 1280 of them. The connection is made by a strip of tape with contacts, that is held against the back of the panel by the adhesive between the contacts. Sometimes, the tape works its way loose due to age or vibration. It can be strained through incorrect routing of cables, etc during assembly or repair. It can also come loose if the screen is hit or strained. The "fix" is to replace the screen. If it is under warranty, I suggest calling Lenovo.