White vertical line on 2011 MBP display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacMan988, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, Today I spotted a thin white color line that runs through the display. I tried restarting the computer but still it comes up when I turn on the computer.

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    Any ideas? Is there anything that I can try to get it fixed?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Could be a sign of Radeongate hitting your Mac.
     
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Could also be a faulty screen. Not everything on a 2011 is Radeongate...

    OP, does it still do it when connected to an external display?
     
  4. MacMan988, Sep 11, 2014
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    MacMan988 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I could not test it with an external display. But here is my observation. It doesn't appear in screenshots. And it comes as soon as the display is on and stays until the display is turned off. It comes at the same place even when the resolution is changed.
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    It's the LCD panel most likely.

    Artifacts from a faulty GPU would capture on the screenshot.
     

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