|My laptop display (Dell Inspiron 6400, purchased Dec. 2006) has about a two-inch vertical stripe running down the middle of it. It is usually a shade of blue, but changes colors at times and sometimes has stripes. It is also usually about 50% transparent, but can be completely opaque. |
I posted a few pics to show what I mean. Note that these are modified screenshots to show what I see. The actual screenshot images do not show the display problem. Example 1; Example 2; Example 3.
I found through accident that if I apply pressure at the top of the screen, it will usually fix the problem temporarily or at least make it better.
Taking apart the display case I disconnected, inspected, and reconnected the wiring. I'm pretty sure it's not the connection there, but somewhere in the circuit board at the top of and behind the screen, or its connection with the screen itself.
Wondering if someone else has had this problem, if anyone knows the actual cause, and if it can be easily fixed by me (say by opening up the 'do not touch tape' and soldering something).