vertical red line on my mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by septi, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. septi macrumors newbie

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    Dec 28, 2009
    #1
    All,

    I just opened again my mbp today since 2 days ago and shockingly found straight vertcal red line on my monitor :eek:. It's on the left side.

    Anyone face the same problem?

    septi
     
  2. espressoroast macrumors member

    espressoroast

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    Amsterdam
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    I had the same problem. Sorry but, it's a hardware thing and the LCD panel needs to be replaced. Also, it gets worse over time, mine started off with one pixel wide and widened to 10-15 pixels in a couple of months.
    If you are within warranty, great.
    It not, you could order a new LCD and do it yourself. The repair service gave me a 700EUR quote for replacement, I just bought an LCD off of EBay for 200EUR and did it myself. Repair guides can be found on ifixit or powerbookmedic.com.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    It isn't always the LCD panel. This can also happen if the cable from the panel to the logic board gets damaged. As that cable goes through the hinge it flexes when you open and close the laptop. Sometimes with wear this can result in the vertical red or yellow line effect.

    Either way, visit a repair shop and they'll be able to tell you.
     

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