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    kriegpaolo_23 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Help screen problems!

    There's this blue line going from the top of my screen to the bottom of my screen. It's disturbing to see. Does anybody know what it is? Is there any way to fix it and how?

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    Screenshot? Photo?

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    kriegpaolo_23 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    I can't give you a screenshot because the "blue line" looks as if it is a part of the screen. The thing is, the blue line is invisible when it comes contact with a white background, but really showed up in other colors, especially black.

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    Photo?
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    kriegpaolo_23 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    I dunno where my cam is. I might try screenshots... except that I forgot how to do it. What buttons do you press? This is the first time I've accessed my laptop in months....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegpaolo_23 View Post
    I dunno where my cam is. I might try screenshots... except that I forgot how to do it. What buttons do you press? This is the first time I've accessed my laptop in months....
    Press the Key print-screen and then paste it on MS paint.

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    Press "PrtScn," a button near the top-right of your keyboard. Paste it in Paint, save it and upload it on imageshak or photobucket, paste and post the image code here.

    P.S. - Did you, I dunno, drop you laptop at all?

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    "Help!"... grrr... fixed. ><

    Allright, we need:
    Photo or screenshot (I doubt screenshot will show anything)
    make and model of your video card
    make and model of your monitor (oh shit it's a laptop... uhh... what's the screen model then? or... model of laptop...? crap ><)
    the age of the monitor
    current resolution and refresh settings

    before you bother with any of this though... go back behind the computer (when it's off), unscrew the monitor cable (it's the blue one... unless they changed on me again) pull it off, blow on the contacts, blow on the port, push the cable firmly back on, and screw it in tight. Test it again.

    I have this problem with one monitor of mine too. The problem... it's old. Shit happens. XD

    EDIT:
    god damn it, I didn't see it was a laptop. So that means it's probably the screen, cable, or transistor. ><
    Vol~

    thanks to Silverwmoon!

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    If it's a dell inspiron 8000, you can find the video cable directly underneath the keyboard once you get the kb out of the way. On mine, there was actually a piece of medical tape holding it down. Note that even reseating the cable wasn't a permanent fix, as it started showing discoloration again after a few eeks.

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    Photos are good... yeah..
    PS: it's pretty risky job taking out a monitor from a laptop if you're not experienced. The ribbon cables are sometimes hard to take out, and if you pull with too much force you might break the thin wires inside. They usually have a latch holding them down, so be careful, or your laptop will become an ultra-slim desktop with a battery backup

 

 
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