New LCD showing diagonal lines?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Leeloo the 5th, May 20, 2005.

  1. Leeloo the 5th macrumors member

    Leeloo the 5th

    Apr 17, 2005
    Hi! I just received my new 17" Dell LCD (1704 FPV) yesterday and hooked it up to my windows laptop (my new Mac Mini will be here in a couple of days).
    After a couple of minutes of looking at it, I noticed very thin lines running diagonally and parallel over the whole screen. The lines go from top left to bottom right and appear to be moving (yesterday I thought they were moving down, today the appear to be moving up).
    Those lines I see are really very thin and hardly noticeable, but now I've seen them once, I see them all the time. It shows especially on a plain background, which appears to be very lightly striped. Unfortunately, it's nothing a screenshot would reveal, I think.

    Does anyone know what those lines are, whether they're normal and what I could do about them? :confused: Thanks!
  2. mchorn macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2007
    There's going to be allot more of us in this boat.

    I have diagonal lines:(, they move if you move your head up and down. Also the glass on the LCD has an uneven surface with valleys running the opposite direction as the lines. LCD glass has to be super-duper flat to evenly squeeze the liquid crystal material. If not it's like pushing on you LCD with a finger, only much smaller. I have a Fujitsu but I've heard Sony, Dell and of course Apple all got some bad displays. There from Samsung, mine is a LTN170WX-L06. It's the third one in my laptop in two weeks, I love the computer and plan to keep ordering displays (under warranty) until they run out of the bad lot. Samsung makes great displays, but they let this one slip by. Not much we can do until there flushed out of inventory. I've tried to get Fujitsu to flush there stock, no luck. They don't want to hear anything about doing that. There happy to keep sending me replacements, but can't get them to ship one from a different lot. :confused:
  3. mchorn macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2007
    Secound time around.

    Just noticed your date on the message, looks like this is the second time around for this defect.
  4. johnhoiii macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2008
    Yes I have

    I have the same diagonal lines on my G4 on both my apple studio display andand digiveiw crt. Therefore, its not the the Lcd monitor. I ran an hardware check on my machine and it indicates that I may have some bas menory, but I am still investigating.
  5. Automatically macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2009
    I know this thread is old but is there a resolve? Could it really be memory related? A client is having a similar problem and Ive tried what I can within the physical settings buttons on the monitor.
  6. armoguy94 macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    Same problem here on my 2008 iMac, but it's only when I'm booted into an OS other than Mac OS X (or at least I can't notice it in os x). With 1 month left in my standard 1 year support I'm gonna see if Apple Care can deal with this.

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