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Windows 7: Vertical Yellow Line Down the Screen

27 Feb 2010   #1
OtownCasper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Vertical Yellow Line Down the Screen

Hello fellow Windows 7 enthusiasts,

So I installed Windows 7 on my Toshiba Satellite P105-S6177 laptop a couple months ago and I love it, everything has been working great... up until now.

I have this vertical yellow line, 1 pixel wide, running from the top to the bottom of my screen, just to the right of the centerline. Here's an example of what it looks like:

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It started out flashing on and off periodically, and I noticed that it had something to do with the white balance of the screen. On my black background it was appearing a lot less often than with a white browser window open. Although now, the damn thing is stuck on all the time. It does not appear on my post screen or on the Windows 7 loading screens, or when Windows 7 is booted in Safe Mode.

Things I have tried so far:
Rolling back my graphics driver to a previous version - no effect
Updating my graphics driver to the newest version - no effect

Do you have any ideas on how I might fix this?




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01 Mar 2010   #2
OtownCasper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

So nobody has any ideas of what might be causing this?
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01 Mar 2010   #3
cloud8521

 

64 or 32 bit?
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01 Mar 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

did u mind if that problem from software?? i guest that become from your LCD.
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01 Mar 2010   #5
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From the brief search I've just done, you'll need to replace your screen I think.
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01 Mar 2010   #6
Rik55

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

It looks like your laptop screen power line connecting a row of pixels is failing so only partial colors are showing up causing the yellow streak. I've seen them 1 pixel wide like yours in another toshiba laptop and i've also seen them 10 pixels wide in a Dell laptop. Usualy screen replacement is the only answer to fix it.
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02 Mar 2010   #7
OtownCasper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

@Cloud8521 I'm using the 32 bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thanks for all the posts guys but it's just not the screen that's doing it, when I boot into Safe Mode the yellow line is not there. I think I'm going to try a fresh install if the OS and see if that sorts it out, I'll posts the result here once I've done that.
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02 Mar 2010   #8
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OtownCasper View Post
@Cloud8521 I'm using the 32 bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thanks for all the posts guys but it's just not the screen that's doing it, when I boot into Safe Mode the yellow line is not there. I think I'm going to try a fresh install if the OS and see if that sorts it out, I'll posts the result here once I've done that.
Before you do that, your GPU may be dying - is the underside of your laptop free from dust?
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03 Mar 2010   #9
OtownCasper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well the laptop has been to Afghanistan and back so I imagine there is a good amount of dust in there. I guess I could open up the case and blow it out with some canned oxygen, is this a good idea?

So you think the GPU could be causing this line? Is this something that is replaceable or will I have to spring for a new laptop?
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03 Mar 2010   #10
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OtownCasper View Post
Well the laptop has been to Afghanistan and back so I imagine there is a good amount of dust in there. I guess I could open up the case and blow it out with some canned oxygen, is this a good idea?

So you think the GPU could be causing this line? Is this something that is replaceable or will I have to spring for a new laptop?
Run FurMark -if your GPU can't stand it, it will show up. Take apart the case if you know what you are doing.
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