Computer Help forum

Question

Blue lines on white areas of monitor

by stephenreid / November 13, 2012 12:46 AM PST

I have an Asus laptop and have recently turned it on to find thin blue lines less than a millimeter apart running vertically on most white areas of my screen, but nowhere else. The lines disappear when a color is involved and some shades of white are not effected either.

I can place my cursor somewhere on the lines and a shadow under the curser changes the lines back to white, but only directly under the curser. Some white areas, on google for example, are not lined, like some sponsored google links, which ma be a different hue of white.

Any suggestions on how I can fix this? It's very annoying as MS Word pages are filled with this aqua-blue mess.

Thanks

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Blue lines on white areas of monitor
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Blue lines on white areas of monitor
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Clarification Request
Usually not fixable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2012 12:51 AM PST

On the cheaper displays you see such. If it is new, and this is a deal breaker, break the deal and return it.
Bob

Collapse -
Clarification
by stephenreid / November 13, 2012 1:28 AM PST
In reply to: Usually not fixable.

This is approx 3 years old.

Collapse -
That was not in your post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2012 1:58 AM PST
In reply to: Clarification

There are two areas besides software that can cause this. For a test run to see if it's hardware I boot up UBUNTU and play with the machine awhile. No instal, plenty of tutorials so no more from me about this test.

Next it's either the LCD or the motherboard. Ask a laptop repair tech to look at your laptop to see which they think it is and then see if it's worth doing.

Bob

Collapse -
LCD problem
by pgc3 / November 13, 2012 2:04 AM PST
In reply to: Clarification

Does moving the screen, physically, have any effect on the situation? If it has an effect, that may put a different light on the problem, possible intermittent connection, if not, As Mr. Proffitt stated, issue on MB, video related.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

GIVEAWAY

Turn up the volume with our Apple Byte sweeps!

Two lucky winners will take home the coveted smart speaker that lets Siri help you around your connected house. This sweepstake ends Feb. 25, 2018.