Vertical lines 1 pixel wide appearing on screen

I have a laptop with the same problem with a lot of people, vertical lines 1pixel wide appearing on my screen. First it was just a line then 2 ,3 , you get the point! Now, after about 10 months of use, 45 lines and going!!! External monitor works fine.
Is there a way, besides replacing the LCD screen, to fix this?

My laptop is Toshiba Satellite M60.

P.S. This thing with the vertical lines is a really common problem. Shouldn’t Toshiba deal with it accordingly?

Unfortunately, the only way to fix this problem is replace the whole LCD screen. If your laptop is only 10 months old, most likely you still have warranty. The LCD replacement is covered by the warranty.

13 Responses

  1. horizontal lines are appearing on the screen of computer.

  2. Valdimar Helgason

    I have Problem with display and sound on my Acer Travelmate 5520 with clean install of Os Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.
    When I wake up my computer from sleep the screen will show up with horizontal whites lines and ALL sound drivers disappear, and can no longer be found on device manager. If I reboot computer thinks work undtil the computer goes to sleep again. Of course I can disable sleep but I am not happy with that as a solution so I have been googling this problem and is seems to be wery common but no solution. Microsoft ponts and manufactures and manufactures either pont at microsoft or that claims that their drivers are fine (but they are not) or if the manufactures claim the have new drivers for windows 7 64bit they do not make the problem go away.
    (This problem is wery common on many computers so probably the specs on my computer is not wery importand but for what it is worth they are: My computer specs: The computer is with AMD Athlon(tm)64×2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55 1,8 GHz and 4 GB memory. Chipset :AMD RS690/RS690M. Processor :AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TK-55 @ 1800MHz. Physical Memory :4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM ). Video Card :ATI Radeon X1200 Series. Monitor Type : SAMSUNG – 15 inches)

    What I have done so far: Is getting all new drivers both from manufactures of computer and from manufactures of audio and videocard or display conroler drivers but the problem has not been solved:
    Regarding the Video Card from ATI Radeon X1200
    I installed:
    VGA_ATI(M74_M76 M92 M96)_v8.635.0.0_Win7x86x64

    Regarding the Audio problem for Realtek High Defini
    I installed:
    Audio_Realtek_ALC272_v6.0.1.5904_Win7x86x64 audio drivers

    But still:
    When I wake up my computer from sleep the screen will show up with horizontal whites lines and ALL sound drivers disappear, and can no longer be found on device manager.

  3. Hello,

    I’ve got a Gateway mp8708 laptop (Refurbished), and since I’ve owned it (For about four to five years now…), I would get vertical lines in random places only when Windows or Linux boots. Occasionally I would get a dark tint of grey that filled up a huge area and that would start glowing brighter and brighter until it is pure white (The best way to describe it is like a burning in effect, but that doesn’t happen often…)

    I can resolve the black screen with vertical lines by putting the computer in sleep mode and waking it up, but just closing and opening the lid doesn’t do the trick.

    To me it doesn’t seem like the screen is damaged since I am able to get it to work after putting it to sleep. There are also no lines when I connect it to an external monitor.

    Its got to be a loose connection somewhere, but I didn’t see any when I disassembled it. Its just kind of frustrating. My day job involves repairing desktop computers and some minor hardware level laptop repairs, but I’m fairly inexperienced when it comes to screens. I was hoping you would possibly happen to have some idea of what this issue would be. Also, is it safe to work on the screen when it is disassembled?


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