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vertical lines on my laptop screen


Bez

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My laptop screen has developed vertical lines which seem to be increasing in number and intensity. Does it mean the screen is at the end of it's life? The laptop is about 6 yrs. old.

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Bez

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No, Fruit Bat /\0/\ I have not the right connection wire. Thank you again for your help.

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lotvic

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No point in changing the screen until you have tested the display is ok on an external monitor.

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SillBill

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Bez

It is simply a case of getting a VGA cable or an HDMI cable to connect to an external Monitor or perhaps a TV. Both of which can be purchased in Poundshops for £1 each.

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Bez

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My laptop connection is a VGA cable but my TV has a yellow, round, a white,round and a red round connection. What do you call that combination of cable? I'd like to buy this cable but don't know what to ask for. Thanks for your help

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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RCA Component

This connection type is on the majority of TVs for the connection of component devices. Again it is used for the transmission of analogue video signals.

VGA to component signals for high quality connections.

However for this to work, you must make sure that the device being used with the VGA end can accept or transmit component signals.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/1-8M-VGA-LEAD-CABLE-LAPTOP/dp/B000P3NZ68

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rdave13

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In my humble opinion it's you on-board graphics chip giving up the ghost. Connect to an external monitor/TV and I'm sure you will see the same output.

Not worth spending on but will give valuable time to backup your valuable info.

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lotvic

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If vga end doesn't support, you'll need a converter box like this amazon.co.uk/Composite-Converter-Adapter

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rdave13

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It's a dying 'onboard' video chip.

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Bez

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Thank you all for your help. I'll buy the cable and let you know the result.

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rdave13

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Bez , good luck but I don't think you have much hope. Back up all your documents, photos, browser bookmarks/favourites, music, email and everything else you can think of while you can still see the screen.

Best of luck.

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