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Blue line on screen

by ritamcbride / April 15, 2013 2:04 AM PDT

Good morning you guys:)

I am thinking of getting another macbook and it has a very narrow vertical blue line on the screen. I'm told it has been there for a year or more and there is no other trouble w/the screen.

Have you heard of this happening? Can you tell me what it is and if it is an indication of a worse problem? The line itself is not a bother to me.

Thanks for your help,


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For Bob
by ritamcbride / April 15, 2013 4:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Blue line on screen

Hey Bob,

You are correct. It is used but seems to run well and the housing is in good condition except a small crack in the bezel. Here is the description:

Condition: Used :
Seller Notes: "Upgraded to 4GIG RAM and a 500 Gig Hardrive. Some wear on palm rest, cracked bezel, new battery and case."
Brand: Apple Hard Drive Capacity: 200 GB
Release Year: 2008 Processor Type: Intel Core 2 Duo
Product Family: MacBook Pro Processor Speed: 2.40 GHz
Screen Size: 15.4" Weight: 5.4 lb.
Memory: 2 GB Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard
UPC: 885909212255

If it was dropped and the blue line has been the only problem realized, is it reasonable to assume that is the only thing wrong w/the screen? Wouldn't any other problem show up immediately?

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I would not assume that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2013 5:03 AM PDT
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These dropped laptops tend to break down with odd problems later.

Now that I know the model I think it better be very cheap.

The models I've seen from the next link run about 380 bucks and even the B grade units rarely have a screen flaw.

With such a bad flaw, I'd like to pay less than 200 USD.

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Thanks Bob
by ritamcbride / April 15, 2013 10:32 PM PDT

I really appreciate the advice and especially the link. You guys are always helpful Happy

I currently have a macbook 13" OS x 10.6.8. Will I be able to directly transfer my data from the 13" to the new puter? If yes, what do I need to do this? Will it work with a cable between the two computers?


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I use my own way to transfer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 16, 2013 3:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Bob

Since my stuff is on a few external drives I just use my last backup to get my stuff over.

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Migration Assistant
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 16, 2013 8:02 AM PDT
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should work for you with a length of ethernet cable between the two computers

Follow the instructions and start the procedure from the original machine


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2013 2:22 AM PDT
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I've seen such after a drop so all I can do is guess what caused it. I'm also left to guess this is not from Apple but used. In such a case it better be very cheap.

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