why do i have a thin horizontal line on my laptop screen?

August 18, 2016 at 06:01:39
Specs: Windows 7
How do I get rid of a thin horizontal line across my Dell Latitude laptop screen? It just appeared yesterday. I tried going into display settings and see if i could fix it there.

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August 18, 2016 at 06:50:28
It could be the screen itself or the graphic controller on the board. If you connect an external monitor do you see the line?

Is the system still under Warranty?

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August 18, 2016 at 07:00:28
No the warranty has expired. It is a 2008 model. I don't have another monitor. I called my nearest computer store and he said the same thing you did, it could be a cell in the screen that has gone bad and I might have to replace the screen. He said I could just live with it

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August 18, 2016 at 07:54:30
It reads rather like a lack of vertical scanning. Can't you borrow a monitor to prove the point or try yours on someone else's computer? Maybe your local computer store would be prepared to check out the monitor for you.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 19, 2016 at 03:33:54
Hi Crscott,

First of all, tell me that thin line is always visible in the same place or doesn’t disappeared or changes its location also?

As per your problem, I googled and found that people who got the suggestions regarding this issue has overcome from this matter. People suggests them to connect a laptop to an external Monitor or a TV and check whether the problem remains same or not. If you are not facing any problem, it means, that there is something wrong with the Laptop’s Display Screen, and you need to be replace it, else, you have an issue with the Graphic Cards.

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