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    red line down my screen

    There is a weird red line down the left side of my screen. It is annoying at most...it would not be so bad if it were ANY colour but red.

    Anyway, I am pretty sure that it is permanent, but I was wondering if there are any suggestions you guys could give me to try to get rid of it just in case it is not. I have already tried:

    Installing the omega driver for the card (I installed it after the problem began)
    Refreshing
    changing resolutions
    changing colour from 32bit to 16 bit and back
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    is it the monitor or the video card...??


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    Can we assume this is an LCD? Have you tried another monitor, which will tell you immediately if this is a video card (doubtful) or monitor (likely) problem?

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    I am pretty sure it is a monitor problem, because for things like changing resolution or booting up (when the video card is inactive) there is the red line....
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    what card are we discussing here... ?? new , Old.. ATI / nVidea ??


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    ATI X1400 on a laptop
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    see now that's a totally different story... could be the laptop is getting to hot... how old is the lappy... has it been cleaned out.. is the vid card able to be pulled or is it onboard video...


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    Ultimate Member GiPilot12's Avatar
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    it isn't a heat issue...I think it is just permanent; I am pretty sure I broke the sceen when i cut the power one day. Thanks anyway
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    Sounds like it's time for a new monitor (or LCD panel) to me!

    Seriously, you're wasting your time trying to fix a panel problem with video drivers.

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    Try booting in safe mode, and while it stalls at MUP.SYS see if the red line is still there...

    If it is, then there is no question you've got a bad screen.
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    A vertical line (yellow, blue, or red) on a LCD monitor generally means that the monitor has failed. I've had two early Samsung's do this to me. One had a blue line the other a blue and later a yellow. Samsung replaced them both without issue.

    Is it still under warranty? If so contact the manufacture about a replacement. It usually counts as line of pixels. Even thou I believe this is actually a problem with the internal electronics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckiechan View Post
    Try booting in safe mode, and while it stalls at MUP.SYS see if the red line is still there...

    If it is, then there is no question you've got a bad screen.

    You may want to read his follow up more closely.

    Quote Originally Posted by GiPilot12 View Post
    I am pretty sure it is a monitor problem, because for things like changing resolution or booting up (when the video card is inactive) there is the red line....
    If you have that red line as soon as you power up, then its your LCD panel. Consider replacing it but expect to shell out a couple hundred bucks. If your laptop is old and heavy, consider replacing the whole laptop, its cheaper.

    Now, you could open up your panels and just check the connection, a lose connection may cause a line or bar to appear and reseating it could potentially fix it short term or long term. Doesnt cost anything but time and potentially losing one of those tiny screws.

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