LCD monitor

Posted on 2003-03-16
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I got a free flat screen LCD monitor, and there are two horizontal lines running right through the middle of the screen.
I was just wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and how much it is likely to cost to fix it?
Question by:ArmedJimmy
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Expert Comment

ID: 8148390
what do the lines look like? are they about 1 pixel wide and are they about 4 inches apart?  if so, those lines are supposed to be there...

i dont suppose your monitor is a dell monitor by any chance is it?? i dunno if they make trinitron LCD's, but my trinitron desktop monitor has the same lines on it and it works fine.

dont worry about them, unless theyre bigger than 1 pixel, they wont cause any harm. you wont be able to NOT see them for a while, but once you stop worrying about it, you wont see it anymore unless you try.

hope that helps,


Expert Comment

ID: 8148513
Hmm Liquid Crystal display with 2 horizontal lines doesn't sound right. That is typical on older apature grill crt monitors.  There are 2 wires that hold the apature grill in place that can be seen on light screens.
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Expert Comment

ID: 8150200
I think you just found out why you got this monitor for free. LCDs with this sort of problem are simply not economically viable to repair--it would cost more to do the repair than to simply bin the display and buy a new one.
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Author Comment

ID: 8150703
There are about 3 lines in the middle of the screen. One is only about 1 pixel wide but the other 2 are thicker.

Expert Comment

ID: 8152277
time for a new monitor....
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Accepted Solution

Kyle Schroeder earned 100 total points
ID: 8154156
Sounds like the screen has "dead pixels", based on the formation of the dead spots, probably something was dragged across the screen (a pen or pencil possibly?) and damaged them.  As pjknibbs indicated, its not economically feasible to fix.  So, either live with the lines or scrap the LCD.


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