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Need help to remove this monitor line !

By Omide ยท 9 replies
Feb 23, 2008
  1. Hi 2 all,
    How are you ?

    I got a small problem!

    How to fix this monitor problem or XP problem !

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Sorry, what monitor problem exactly ?
    The pic looks ok
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Describe what the problem appears to be. That image is not helpful?
  4. Omide

    Omide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Ok i draw it with pencil. 2 line on my monitor. 1 top and 1 bottom and small line

  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    The image tells me nothing. Use words to make the inquiry, or describe what you think the problem may be.
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,263   +453

    Sounds to me like you have a trinitron tube - if so you're not going to get rid of those lines. They're there by design.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I think I worked it out !

    If you are talking about those faint blue lines uder the title (ie under Hard Disk Drives)

    Then you can remove those by:

    Opening My Computer
    Click on View (on the toolbar, up the top)
    Click on "Arrange icons by"
    And then click on the (ticked) "Show in groups"

    These lines will then vanish

    If this is the case, it was very hard to work out what you meant, by saying between these two lines (as between those two penciled lines, was stacks of things)

    PLEASE reply back, because I'd like to know if this mind teaser has been solved.
  8. Omide

    Omide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Well this problem is showing on my monitor :(....There is 2 tiny line at top and bottom !

    The line is look like:



  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    We are still trying to work out what you mean.
    Please look at both your pics above, and notice that both pics do NOT show tiny lines. (well I can't see them, I even maximized the percentage to 300%)

    But, I might re-word your original question.
    New question wording:

    I have two tiny horizontal lines on my screen
    One near the top of the screen
    One near the bottom of the screen
    This is happening in any folder (I threw this one in)

    This sounds like burn-in marks
    Usually caused by a program (or picture) been left on, over extended time (such as Internet Explorer)

    If you have a program that you would normally leave displaying, confirm that this may be the case, by opening it, and lineing up the tiny lines to displayed lines (like toolbars) in your program.
    If they match up, that means these lines have been burned into your display.

    The only option would be:
    Hope to get anothe LCD screen under warranty
    Or just replace the screen yourself.

    To avoid these burn-in lines in future either:
    Run a screen saver every 30 mins (or so)
    Minimize the program or change Desktop pictures, frequently
    Turn off the monitor more often

    Please reply back, if you feel I've got it right. As the saga continues, and I am still most interested in if I have got it this time.
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,263   +453

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