White line on monitor

By Bluemouse
May 4, 2008
  1. Hi guys,

    I have an acer LCD monitor, and recently I noticed a horizontal white line appearing approx 1/4 of the way down the screen. It changes colours somewhat when it has a different coloured background.

    It is still there when the logo appears from acer BEFORE it starts displaying from my computer. It's 1.5 years old, but I only have a 1 year warranty.

    Is there any way I can fix it? Thanks!!
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You can have a failing video graphics adapter, or a failing monitor/screen. Best thing to do is trade out monitors first. Then replace the drivers.
    Be sure you have a clean system.
  3. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 195

    er, the line is still there even when I unplug my monitor from my computer and turn it on. It is there when the logo displays.
  4. TL93

    TL93 TS Rookie Posts: 52

    I Think tis your montior thats faulty.
  5. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 195

    I realize that, but since it isn't a dead pixel (white/transparent, not black), there has to be some way to fix it, isn't there?

    I've read up on how to fix single stuck pixels, but I don't know how to fix a line of them.
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    It is not the pixels, it is the internal "gun" that directs the lines to the screen. Not fixable for less than the cost of a new screen.
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