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Weird white line stuck on laptop screen

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Weird white line stuck on laptop screen

I just noticed today that on the side of my laptop screen there appears to be two white lines that won' go away.

I tried a few things:
  • Adjusted the resolution
    Refreshed the screen
    Checked and see if my video drivers are up to date
    Restarted my computer

Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

Sorry for the quality of the pics. It doesn't show up too well when taking photos for some reason and looks a lot worse and visible compared to the photos.

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Those appear to be pressure marks or bruises on the screen. No digital adjustment can fix that as its physically affected. You can try to rub or "massage" the spot to see if it improves. Otherwise the riskier approach would be to dissassemble the screen and seen if it's bezel pressure causing the bruise. Lastly, was the screen or bezel in that area impacted of pressed with weight for an extended period of time to cause the bruise? (for example closing the screen on a pencile that sits between the screen and keyboard)

I would say just ignore it as its unlikely to be repaired cost effectively without risk.
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fordmaple wrote: Lastly, was the screen or bezel in that area impacted of pressed with weight for an extended period of time to cause the bruise? (for example closing the screen on a pencile that sits between the screen and keyboard)
Absolutely not, I leave nothing on top of my laptop when the lid is closed except for my glasses and I never let anything go between the screen and the keyboard when I close the lid.

I tried rubbing it and massaging the area earlier as well and that didn't seem to help. I don't think I'm gonna try and disassemble the screen as the risk is too great. The laptop is only about 1.5-2 years old and I spent over a grand on it, therefore, I don't want to risk it. It seems to mainly be cosmetic as this point so I will probably just have to suck it up unless I figure something out.
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but it's bothering you. You got more time now, if not now then when?
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I'd question the laptop maker about it even if past warranty other then that I would ignore it. It is what it is.
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wolf30 wrote: Absolutely not, I leave nothing on top of my laptop when the lid is closed except for my glasses and I never let anything go between the screen and the keyboard when I close the lid.
It doesn't have to be any physical object. If the screen gets flexed, such as when adjusting the lid, you can get those marks. Think pressure, not weight.

Like others have said, nothing you can do about it, so don't bother dismantling it unless you want to replace the screen. With some notebooks, it's not actually difficult to swap screens. It's a bezel, some screws, and the video cable.
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edit, I thought you meant the black line becasue I'm a lil slow at times, lol.
Yes the white ones are probably the edge lit leds.
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Those aren't pressure marks. They're the LEDs showing through. It's a laptop screen so it's edge lit.

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