Macbook Pro Dark Line

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  1. icevictoria macrumors newbie

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    image.jpg I've been using a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) for around 2-3 years now and I've noticed that there is a huge dark vertical streak on my screen. You can't always see it but it bothers me whenever I do. Does anyone know what caused this and how I can fix it?
     
  2. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're seeing that while it's booting up or booted from another disk or partition, it's probably a hardware issue. Could be the flex cable that ties the display to the main logic board. Did you or someone try to open the display further than the 135° angle it's supposed to?
     
  3. icevictoria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I take care of my laptop very well. Could it be something like pressure damage?
     
  4. SteveJobzniak macrumors 6502

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    Go to Google Images and type "vertical bar on lcd". But most of them are pure white or pure black and were due to disconnected data lines on the ribbon cable, meaning nothing got drawn there at all.

    I've never heard of your issue where something IS drawn but is drawn darker.

    Maybe a loose ribbon cable, maybe a faulty video chip, maybe they use panels for backlighting and one is darker than the others etc...

    Afraid I can't help more than this...
     
  5. icevictoria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you so much!
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    As others have stated, it could be a number of components so the problem is difficult to pinpoint. However it's definitely hardware so nothing you've done to cause the issue. Beyond going to an Apple Store to see how much the repair would cost, there's nothing you can reasonably do to resolve the problem.
     

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