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Horzontal and vertical lines on laptop.

By Absinthe Minded
Jun 29, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    My friend's laptop has vertical and horizontal lines across the screen, making lots of blocks across the screen.

    http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r126/_Absinthe_Minded_/clip_image002.jpg

    See an image of the problem by clicking the above link. The effect isn't very well captured but look at the task bar and you can see it really well there.

    Any ideas what the problem might be? Thanks for looking and for any help you can offer.

    AM.
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    looks like the monitor cant handle the refresh rate he's got it set at, or it cant handle the resolution, or a combination of both, get him to set it to 60hz and 640 x 480 and see if it clears.

    Regards
     
  3. Absinthe Minded

    Absinthe Minded TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Idid and thanks for your message.

    Is this something that can just 'develop'? It's just that the display has always been fine - this error only recently appeared.

    Thanks,
    AM.
     
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    No it's usually caused by someone messing about in the display settings, however if it jsut developed then chances are the monitor maybe failing...


    Regards
     
  5. Absinthe Minded

    Absinthe Minded TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, thanks for that.

    Is there any way to narrow down the problem more specifically?

    Cheers,
    AM.
     
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