i recently bought this machine "as:is" knowing that it had the line. and since the 15" is a widescreen , and most of my app's dont require the extra room to the right (where the line is) it hasn't really bothered me. plus i got it for $350 so i have no room to bitch. but i was wondering if anyone knew of what is causing the problem and how hard or easy it would be to fix it. some info: the line is only 1 pixel wide and runs vertically about 2 inches from the right side of the screen. if i flex the top of the screen (pulling the right towards me, and the left away from me) it goes away , but only while its flexed. it also turns from yellow to pink before it goes away when i do that. the hinges are in great condition considering what problems other folks have had with this "Mercury" model. they are pretty tight and hold the screen in place, with exception to when it is being closed and is only a couple inches from closing. so with all of that said, what are my options?