vertical lines on left side of screen when opening/closing lid

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macdude69, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. macdude69 macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2007
    similar to this topic:

    i have weird vertical lines (blue, green, red, yellow) appear all the way from the bottom to the top of the left side of my screen when i open or close my lid....

    anyone have any info on if they will replace this? i won't be able to bring it in for 2 months cause i work on my computer everyday and can't afford to be without it...

    also, i am having battery issues, down to 60% after 90 cycles... seems to be a lot of that going around...
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
  3. CyberMac macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008
    Hi macdude69,

    I have a bigger problem and yours can be the start of something similar. It's not necessarily true, but keep an eye on it so that you don't end up with the similar things. Here is a section from a previous thread where we discussed this.

    "I have spoken to a great Apple lover friend of mine. He took a swift look at my screen and said that it is the cable to the screen (matrix-cable directly translated from Swedish) which is often situated (let's see if I got this right) on the left hand side (if you face the laptop and screen) of the 'hinge' between the screen and keyboard. Now, most people who close their laptops are right handed and close it very often by pulling the side closest to the right hand, which means there will always be extra torsion/force on that cable and it breaks. This was according to my friend a very common problem in the iBooks, and it is also a common problem in PC screen because they open up even more than Mac-screen. So he said, the way to avoid it is that always when opening and closing the screen, do it in the middle of the screen so the force will be evenly distributed over the two 'hinges'.

    The problem is though, that once this little cable is damaged the whole screen needs to be replaced for it will only progress to the worse."

    I hope this helps.

    Take care


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