Ahhh! Vertical line!

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  1. FantasiaWHT

    FantasiaWHT Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Turned on my R1F this morning and what do I see?

    A vertical line running from top to bottom of the screen about 3/4" from the right-hand side of the screen. It morphs between a purple/magenta color and a grey-green/light-cyan color depending on what is on the screen.

    Powering down and back up doesn't fix it. Rotating the screen doesn't fix it.

    RMA?

    On a (probably) unrelated note, the rotate button next to ESC/CTRL-ALT-DEL no longer works, and it won't rotate when put in tablet mode. It can only be rotated by using graphic properties / display settings.

    Suggestions there?
     
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    Does it look a bit like this?:

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    If so try gently flexing the top of the screen above where the line starts, see if it gets worse of better.

    Doing the above for a while eventually gets rid of the line for me on my M7. I think something could be loose but I can't really manage without my tablet at the moment so haven't bothered sending it Toshiba, will do eventually though.

    The line on mine appears if the laptop is moved from cold to hot or vise-versa over a short space of time. Also if I pick it up too roughly when closed by the front edge
     
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    Lines of this nature are a sure indication of a faulty digitizer.

    RMA... unfortunately, yes.
     
  4. alphaswift

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    Whoa whoa whoa...hold your horses. You may not need to pull the trigger on an RMA quite yet.

    While it may be a hardware problem, confirm that it's not a software problem, especially if you have new funky things happening with the screen buttons.

    The easiest thing to do would be to launch onto the BIOS screen and see if the line is still there. If it is, then it probably is hardware related. If not, start updating drivers. Don't forget that Intel recently pulled a graphic driver off their web site because it was drawing big black horizontal bands on the screen.
     
  5. FantasiaWHT

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    Sorry, I should have been more specific, it's a very skinny line, probably just a pixel wide, or maybe a couple, it's hard to tell. It's about as wide as the black border line on the far right side of this page.
     
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    Occasionally I use a computer at uni that has a pixel wide orange line going down the screen - so it could be a screen or a digitiser error.
     
  7. alphaswift

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    Can you see it in the BIOS screen?
     
  8. FantasiaWHT

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    Yes, it still shows up in BIOS =/

    I should mention that the screen rotation problem has been around for at least a week, this line is new today.
     
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    If it shows up on the BIOS screen, then it's a hardware problem.

    Do the RMA....I hope you don't live in the UK.
     
  10. P8RSON

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    The solid one color lines are normally associated with software/corruption.
    Multiple lines, as in morphing which you explained in the first post are a common sign of a digitizer error.
     
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