Jul 12, 2009, 9:15 AM
Post #3 of 7
Well, you have a malady which is somewhat common with LCD display units. This can happen with new ones but is more common with older ones. It is generally a sign that you have a major problem that can only be remedied by getting a new monitor (which probably, in Jocotopec, is going to be a challenge!).
I am assuming that the lines will not go away even if you turn the laptop off for 24-48 hours, but if you have not tried that, do so. I have also seen 'one or two' lines go away if the monitor is left turned on for several hours (all day?).
Since there are 'many' lines fully across the monitor, this potential remedy will probably not work, but try it anyway:
press lightly, with your forefinger behind the monitor and your thumb on the screen, at the top of the monitor on one of the lines... in other words 'squeeze' the monitor lightly. Another similar potential 'fix' would be to 'thump' the monitor screen at the top where the line(s) start.
Don't automatically assume that it is the monitor... it could be the wiring (ribbon cable) between the motherboard and the monitor or the connections to same. Or it could be the video card. But since it is a laptop, the average layman would have a problem checking any of this out. Maybe the computer guy on Ocampo in Ajijic (or others) could check this and other things out for you if none of the above 'fixes' actually fix anything!
(This post was edited by RickS on Jul 12, 2009, 9:18 AM)