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Occasionaly the unit displays a series of vertical lines with no windows display

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Occasionaly the unit displays a series of vertical lines with no windows display. Client brought unit into shop. I noticed seems to happen at startup.
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Sounds like screen cable fault or video chip problem. Can you use BIOS setup screen without problems? If not, a hardware problem is indicated.

If the problem occurs only after windows has loaded, it may be a driver issue.
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Check this link for pictures and suggested repairs for numerous LCD screen problems
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2006/08/17/bad-video-on-lcd-screen/
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You can also attach an external monitor. See if the lines also appear there.
Then you can infer if its the screen cable or video card/chips in the laptop.
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We have determined there is a intermitant display problem
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