Can anybody tell me what this is? It bothers me.

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  1. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a

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    I just noticed this when I got off the internet. If you look to the very left of the pic you will see a green line down the side of my screen. It just happened. I don't know what it is. I restarted my laptop but it didn't go away.
     

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  2. tktaylor1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    okay I lied you can't see the line. but there is a very thin green line going down the very left edge of my monitor on my laptop.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    If you had the Texas Rangers as your background, you wouldn’t have a problem. :D

    Seriously, I don’t see any green line on your pic.
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    If the green line is there but doesnt show on a screenshot, it is a hardware issue...usually forewarning of a failing lcd panel. Let me guess, its only about 1 pixel wide and runs vertically all the way from top to bottom? I have a desktop LCD monitor doing the same thing. Been like that over a year and still hasn't gone out yet, but its annoying.
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    If that was my desktop it would bother me too.:p
     
  6. Bonch macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like the infamous Green Line Of Death. That's not good. Not good at all.
     
  7. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I thought it was supposed to be the thin "red line"... :D ???
     
  8. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    LMAO While I get the feeling this is a reference to something...I have seen the vertical line in bad monitors be red, blue, or green.
     
  9. Rowf macrumors regular

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    Try searching using MRoogle (http://mroogle.*************/) you'll find a few threads concerning this.

    A loose connection seems to be one idea, so maybe it's not too bad.
     
  10. tktaylor1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes that is exactly right. I have apple care, will they fix it? I just got the laptop last year in may. Also how long do you think it will be before this gets any worse?
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    It's not a line, it's a really, really small font. It says, "worst record in baseball". HTH.
     
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    ^ Best reply. Ever.
     
  13. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Hilarious! :D
     
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    From Wikipedia.... note that there is an American war film that uses this as a title, but the original usage is the British Crimean War one.
     
  16. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    I have all lots of stripes on my desktop. ;)
     

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    You can afford them??? ;)
     

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  18. zioxide macrumors 603

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    how much did that desktop cost? 250 million dollars a year?
     
  19. raygungirl macrumors member

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    I can see the green line but I have no idea what it is. :\

    (To see it, make sure to maximize the image and place the Safari window against a dark background.)

    What's weird about that line is it starts like maybe 50 pixels from the top left of the screen and then runs all the way down to the bottom.

    attachment.php 1280×775 pixels.png

    Have you tried changing the desktop image to something else? (I don't mean that as a joke but I can see how it could be taken that way. lol) Maybe the image got corrupted?
     
  20. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Has anyone seen his Dock lately?? :p

    Have you tried clicking on it?
     
  21. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Actually his second post points out that the green line is not visible. What you are noticing is pretty normal for an improperly sized image set as a background.
     
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    8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    I don't take team sports seriously, I was just joking. Money ruining it? Yup. Politics? Yup. Whatever. I really like individual sports, for fun... not competition. Kayaking, rock climbing, cycling, etc. But that's another thread.

    I'm not sure about this, but... if the line shows up in the screenshot, wouldn't that mean it's not the display itself, but further down in the video card, driver, or even the wallpaper? Have you tried different wallpaper? Try one that's all white, see what happens.
     
  23. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    I can see the green line in the OP's original post (when I magnify the image). Since the line doesn't extend the entire length of the screen, I think it is most likely a problem with the image used for the desktop background.
     
  24. tktaylor1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am not gonna lie, I laughed at this as well. I will also laugh when we win the World Series this year:D.
     
  25. tktaylor1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am confused :confused:.
     

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