faint lines on screen of Dell Inspiron 5160

By knolltk
Nov 4, 2006
  1. There are 3 verticle lines on the screen, green, yellow and pink. I down loaded the lastest drivers from dell and cleaned the fan.Any suggestions onwhat to do next?
  2. X DarthMonkey X

    X DarthMonkey X TS Rookie Posts: 76

    Try plugging it into an external monitor to see if that works properly. (if you have a desktop computer, use that monitor)

    A monitor should plug into most notebooks on the back or side somewhere, and you may have to do some keystroke or change a setting in the display options panel to enable that external output. But if you can get it to display on the external monitor without any trouble, that means your screen is probably bad.
  3. knolltk

    knolltk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The screen is perfect on the 2nd monitor. thanks for the help
  4. X DarthMonkey X

    X DarthMonkey X TS Rookie Posts: 76

    No problem - now you just have to call Dell!

    If it's under warranty, they should replace it after bugging you with a lot of troublesome questions and redirecting you to 10 different humans and robotic phone systems.

    If it's not, hit and start a-searchin' for a replacement screen!

    or buy a new laptop, it's up to you.
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