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Vertical line appeared out of nowhere

Q: Vertical line appeared out of nowhere

A friend of mine recently purchased a pc-cant remember the make i can easy find out tho-it worked fine for a week or so then apparently out of the blue a thin vertical line has appeared down his desktop-funny thing is it only appears on his desktop-if he is browsing the web he cant see it-any advice greatly appreciated.thanks

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On my Dell Studio 1749 a vertical white line has appeared about 3 inches in from the left hand side.  It started off about 1mm wide but is gradually increasing in width and is now about 4mm wide.  There is no problem on an external monitor when connected.
Is this likely to be a fault with the panel or a chip problem?
Thank you.

A:Vertical white line appeared on display.

Hi  Ian,
This could be an issue with the LCD. To isolate the issue follow below steps:

Check if the vertical lines appear in BIOS screen (Restart the computer and tap F2 on Dell logo).
Also restart the computer and check the display in Safe mode (Restart the computer and press F8 on Dell logo and select Safe mode)
Run the diagnostics on the computer (Restart the computer by holding the” D” and power button and wait till the LCD test completes) and let me know the test result for LCD.

Awaiting your response!
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I need help..

I bought a 15 inch NEC lcd about a month ago and have been using it without any problems. Just this morning a red vertical line appeared about 7/8ths of an inch from the left. I have the latest driver with windows xp. The line doesn't seem to actually be on the desktop and it overlaps everything. I've also tried resetting the monitor configurations. Does anyone have any idea of how to get rid of the red line?


A:NEC vertical line

IT seems that Part of your LCD monitor is not functioning Correctly. Under Normal Circumstances your monitor maybe do a POST ( power on self Test ) and the line is Initated that way. You may want to try Booting into Safe Mode and DOS prompt to see if the line goes away. If its does Its mostlikely a driver issue. If not then its the monitor and you should return it. Also try hooking up another monitor to it just to see if you have the same prob. JFYI you have Display adapters and Monitor Drivers make sure you have both up to date.
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A:LCD vertical line

I'm not sure exactly what that is. Do you mean there's a line there when its turned on only, or is it always there, even when shut off?

If its there when it's shut off then it sounds like a pressure crack on the screen to me. Hopefully its not that. I had a nasty on one my Sidekick 2 once. x.x

But even if it is, if its a not interfering with the picture try to disregard it. That's all I can say.
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A:Vertical Line

Rip mate can you send a pic of just what you are looking at when this is going on?
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A:Vertical Purple Line

That Purple Line is a dead or stuck pixel it could have been your Graphics Card but since it worked alright in a External Monitor it indicates the LCD Screen is faulty, this means you need to replace the LCD Screen. I'm not quite sure how to take them off or fix them back on but someone on here maybe able to help a bit better with that.

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A:vertical line on screen

kimsou said:

This happened before and when I changed the wallpaper it went away. This red line on the righthand side won't go away! is this bad news? Time to use the guarantee? again... the shop changed my pc already once 2 weeks after I bought it... please can someone tell me if I can fix it myself? thanks anyoneClick to expand...

If there is a warranty or Guarantee in place for the item then dont try to fix it, you can void any warranty, take it back again and again until you get a working system or until you get your money back.

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A:vertical line on pc monitor

Video cards can do that when they go bad.
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A:a vertical line on screen

The screen's cable is most propably damaged. Just to confirm that the fault is in the monitor, post a screenshot from a time where the line appears... Replacing the cable will not be the simplest job, I assume, but will be quite an easy fix...
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Only recent install that I recall, other than Microsoft upgrades, is a Flash uninstall/install. I have Windows XP and a Dell 8300 PC.
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A:Yellow Vertical Line

Hello I understand your concern and my since apologies. Personally I wpuld suggest to visit and initiate a chat support or use our phone number. I am afraid, we can only provide repair options to those units in warranty, however you can expose your case and see if there is something else to be done. Good Luck!

Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your issue.
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A:a black line appeared in middle of laptop

Hi salmanshah and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Is it there no matter whether you are running a program or is it just the desktop? Try changing the desktop image to see if it disappears. It is possible that the screen has developed a fault resulting in a whole row of pixels being dead.
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SOM29 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about a vertical blue line on your display and wanted to help.It's highly unlikely that this is a driver issue, and much more likely that this is either a failing display, or a failing video chipset, or both -- and both of these last two are very expensive to fix, likely more than simply replacing the laptop. A way to see if it IS the video driver is to boot into safe mode -- in which case, the special video drivers would then NOT be working: Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================
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A:blue vertical line on my desktop

This could be an issue with your video cable to the monitor (make sure it is secure).

It could also be an indicator that the monitor or video card has issues. Can you hook the monitor to another pc, and try a different monitor on your pc?
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A:Vertical pixelated line on my screen!

It sounds like the video card overheated and apparently one too many times. Most likely the card is shot.
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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.
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So nobody has any ideas of what might be causing this?
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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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A:Vertical Line on Monitor display?

Well the first thing is that since it's new it's under warranty so you'll probably be sending or taking it back. Since it shows the same problem on two machines I'd bet on it.

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A:Vertical Blue Line on New LCD Monitor

If the line is appearing in the monitor's built-in menus, the fault is with the monitor's internal electronics. Repair or replacement may be your only choices.
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A:green vertical line on monitor

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A:Vertical Pink Line on LCD Monitor

Hook another computer up to it to test.

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Hi Alecail,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
We are sorry to hear that you are getting vertical line on laptop display.
Please confirm whether the vertical line occurs in BIOS and safe mode as well.
Please do confirm which operating system is running on your laptop.
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A:[SOLVED] Strange vertical line on desktop

All, this has been solved - thanks for looking (and considering responding ;-)) Solution below:

Hi Hackneyed,

sounds like you have enabled "active desktop" allows you to set a webpage on your desktop.

to disable this,

right click on the grey area of your desktop
select properties
select desktop tab
select customise desktop
select web tab
untick any that are highlighted.

I should also point out that viruses and spyware can also enable this, so you may be infected.

It may be wise to follows this post

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A:BSoD/Vertical Gray Line crash

Quote: Originally Posted by bsimps3

**Minidump attatched

Here's my system:
Mobo: Asus M4A78 Plus (latest bios version 1214, also latest chipset update)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE (i planned on OC'ing, but have not yet because of the crashes)
Overclocking: Not yet because the system is already unstable.
Vid Card: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel
PSU: Thermaltake toughpower W0103RU 600W ATX12V / EPS12V
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
I've got a 3rd party Zalman CNPS10X Extreme cpu cooler on the phenom II. (which I have already taken off, removed the paste, and reapplied much more carefully).
I've got the latest of all drivers/software (all Win 7 64 bit compatible). I have completely reseated every component.
Problem: Annoying gray vertical line/restart (various colored vertical lines suddenly appear and then the system restarts) OR BSoD which can be counted on to occur VERY often. The gray vertical line issue has been widely reported by other ATI 5XXX owners. I ruled out this problem by first trying all of the proposed tweaks in that thread, and finally by replacing my Radeon by an old nVidia... the crash persists but manifests itself as only a BSoD and not vertical line crash (I assume the difference here is just the same crash but different expressions of it because of the vid card switch).
*Memtest86+ v4.00 ran overnight (12hrs) with 0 errors.
*Prime95 crashes for small FFT's, in place large FFT's, and Blend. At first it gave me the Fatal Error: rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4. I manually set the ram to 400 frequency and 5-5-5-15 with 2.0 volts (the specs recommended). The rounding error goes away but the system still crashes (either lines or BSoD) before 15 minutes pass.
*Since Prime95 crashes quickly, it isn't surprising that all games i've tried also crash.
*All temperatures are normal: GPU never above 65C, CPU never above 39C, mobo never above ~33C.

Hi and welcome

Bunch of BSOD's you have here. they are virtaully identical. they all ppoint to the same thing. This type of crash can be caused by the following.

Memory corruption, Hardware (memory in particular), Installing a faulty or mismatched hardware (especially memory) or a failure after installing it, Device drivers, SCSI/network/BIOS updates needed, Improperly seated cards, Incompatible storage devices, Overclocking, Virus scanner, Backup tool, Bad motherboard, Missing Service Pack

Now since you have rum memtestx86 is it passed, we may have to start looking at the other vaiables.

How much ram do you have?

I would just try prime 95 with only one ram stick it.

you could also run a system file check
type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>sfc /scannow.

the next step is to run driver verifier.
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Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
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- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out.

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Can't see the screenshot while I am at work (damn internet police haha) but will have a look when I get home in a while.

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Take a look here: 2012-06-19_1431 - protrader10's library

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A:[SOLVED] VLC player - Vertical green line issue

Make some adjustments in the VLC Tools, Preferences area for Video and for Input and Codecs (take screen shots or write down you present settings FIRST).
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A:Thin White Vertical Line on the left side of desktop

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Welcome to the forums!

Not 100% sure what you're saying here. Is this for your account? Or a new one? Administrator or standard? Or are you trying to save a password in Windows so you don't have to log in each time?