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A short horizontal line on my PowerBook screen

by cncentral / November 27, 2009 4:07 AM PST

Hello there,

I have a Powerbook G4, and noticed a line (a thickness of a hairline) on my monitor displayed horizontally, about a length of 1/16 of an inch.

I know it's very tiny but I wanted to know what's causing this and if there's any way to fix it..

Please advise me, and thank you in advance-

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Possibly dead pixels
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 27, 2009 7:33 AM PST

not a lot you can do although there used to be a utility that would attempt to forces the Pixels on and off in the hope that they would get back in line


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hey there, mrmacfixit :)
by cncentral / November 30, 2009 2:26 AM PST
In reply to: Possibly dead pixels

thank u for your reply- did I get this line because of my laptop/screen is old?
Why does it do this?

I also have a old iMac (the one that looks like a dome w/ swiveling monitor) and it's doing that as well.
and that's not a lcd screen like the powerbook right?

Is there a chance my computer is being monitored?

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Sorry, it's an LCD screen too.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 30, 2009 3:53 AM PST

The dome G4 had an LCD screen and is a prone to the usual LCD problems as any other LCD.
Age does play a part but LCD screen technology is a lot more advanced than it was when your G4and Powerbook were produced.

Is the line in the same place on the G4


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Similar spot
by cncentral / November 30, 2009 4:53 AM PST

It's on the middle lower part of the screen on Powerbook.
Middle on the iMac, which was longer in width (an inch or so...), hairline.

o well, I guess it's just old then... hope they won't create more.

Thanks for helping me Happy

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You're welcome
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 30, 2009 7:51 AM PST
In reply to: Similar spot

Sorry it wasn't better news


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