[HELP] Vertical streak of line on MBP screen!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gallium, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Gallium macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2010

    this afternoon i turned on my mbp and realise this streak of line on my mbp screen.

    anyone know what is happening? is it a streak of dead pixel? or is there something wrong with the graphic card?

    mine is the 2010 13" core 2 duo macbook pro, bought it in around june 2010 without apple care. warranty has already ran out.. can anyone suggest what I should do?? =(
  2. lamboman macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    Unfortunately, it is very likely that the display has become defective :( Can you take it into a local, reputable repair shop to see if they can diagnose the problem?

    EDIT: In before the "it could be your Windows wallpaper" comments :p
  3. Gallium thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2010
    definitely not the wallpaper, i had it since long time ago but the line just appeared today.

    just to prove:

    anyway thanks for commenting. anyone knows the price range for such a repair at apple?
  4. Ohrstrom macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2012
    I think he meant that people are going to say sarcastically, that the problem is because you destroy a mac interface using a windows background. ;)
  5. JohnStar, Apr 17, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012

    JohnStar macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009
    Looks like a problem with the screen. You might want to connect an external monitor and test. Also try different screen resolutions on your mbp.
  6. lamboman macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    Yeah, I was just being sarcastic as there could very well have been somebody who was going to come into this thread and post a useless comment just to be a pain. So I thought I'd say it as a deterrent ;)

    I've had a quick read around and, in addition to logic, it is more than likely going to be a hardware issue with the display, as well as the fact the whole line is blue, suggesting that a component has died within the display or is badly malfunctioning.

    As JohnStar said, try an external monitor just to see if it is a graphics card problem; however, this is extremely unlikely.

    Honestly though, best bet is to take it to a reputable repair shop for them to take a look, in the odd event that it isn't a issue with the display directly.
  7. Gallium thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2010
    alright, will bring it to a repair shop in a few more weeks after i finish my exam. thanks alot guys
  8. MeliFelipe macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2011
    could be screen or the motherboard, my roommate had a 2010 and his started getting vertical lines, they replaced the screen on the second try, first one was faulty so they ordered a mobo to see if it was the problem. they ended up just putting the new screen on, and it still does it every once in a while, he just hasn't taken it back since it was such a hassle during the middle of the semester.
  9. blatopilot, Apr 17, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012

    blatopilot macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2011
    Had this happen with a 2009 MBP. Needed a new LCD, logic board and inverter cable. Sadly it will only get worse so if you have a warranty or Applecare don't wait!

    Edit: FYI I tested it with an external monitor and the monitor worked fine.

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