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How to deal with lines on my Toshiba laptop screen?

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    I use a Toshiba Satellite version laptop and I am not all satisfied with this model. I think it is too fragile to use this as a portable device. Earlier it was having some problems with hinge and it has been rectified by a laptop mechanic. Now the issue is that the screen shows multiple lines at times. It happens when I put it in my backpack which is stuffed with other items like clothes too. These lines usually use to stay for a day or two and then disappear gradually. By applying some pressure on the screen it disappears instantly. But now there is a thin line that is not going even after a week. Even though it is a very thin line, it's an inconvenience.

    I wonder if there is any issue in having a line in the screen? Will this create any issue in near future?

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    I believe so, because the tendency is that the problem gets worse over time, as any component appears damaged internally. Why do not you consider it takes for a technician if you have no money to buy a new one.

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    I thought it is only a problem related to LCD screen and nothing else. I was not aware that it can happen even if any internal parts get faulty. But right now it is a very thin line and so, I was not taking it seriously. I think I need to show this a computer expert. I thought it will disappear after a while, but that did not happen till now. Hope there is some major issues now.

    Even if I replace the screen, that would be costly I think. But the line factor doesn't affect the laptop's performance in any manner. So, I hope there is no internal damages to laptop.

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    The LCD screens tend to develop this issue over a period of time. How old is your laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    The LCD screens tend to develop this issue over a period of time. How old is your laptop.
    It is not so old, less than two years. I think it might be because of the pressure on the laptop while traveling. As I already said I use to carry it in a backpack which is also stuffed with other things. May be they are causing so much of pressure on the laptop screen which in turn cause those lines? But these lines appear only when I carry it in my backpack.

    Even if the screen becomes faulty what is the remedy for this? Will it be OK if we change the monitor of the laptop if the problem worsens? Even though it is costly, cheaper than going for a new laptop.
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    This problem happened very early in his laptop, you may resolve this issue and the laptop still can have utility or you can sell it. The selling would be an interesting alternative if you can add one extra money, so you can buy a new one. Remembering that devices that It have been repaired they lose reliability.

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    Sell the laptop and get a new one that is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr45 View Post
    Sell the laptop and get a new one that is better.
    I think that is that easiest and most practical suggestion, but not the most economic one. There has to be something in between, in the worst case scenario I can change the monitor by spending a few bucks. The laptop is working extremely well and it is not old also. So I am more keen to repair the screen if viable or otherwise, I will just go for a new screen, if it is possible. Why I am so reluctant to sell it is the fact that the laptop is not so old and working in perfect condition. Cost of new laptop is another factor.

    Anyway, I am going to take the help of a computer expert to find out if it is possible to repair the fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    I think that is that easiest and most practical suggestion, but not the most economic one. There has to be something in between, in the worst case scenario I can change the monitor by spending a few bucks. The laptop is working extremely well and it is not old also. So I am more keen to repair the screen if viable or otherwise, I will just go for a new screen, if it is possible. Why I am so reluctant to sell it is the fact that the laptop is not so old and working in perfect condition. Cost of new laptop is another factor.

    Anyway, I am going to take the help of a computer expert to find out if it is possible to repair the fault.
    Check repair price. If it is too high, maybe, it can be more interesting to buy a new laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinisouz View Post
    Check repair price. If it is too high, maybe, it can be more interesting to buy a new laptop.
    Quite fortunately all lines have already been disappeared gradually. Nowadays I carry it separately in a bag designed for that and there are no more lines coming up. I think as soon as the screen becomes hot due to continuous use, lines start disappearing one by one.

    However, when I search for a new LCD monitor it was costing around Rs.6000 ($100) in online stores. I think it is better than going for a new laptop. But a new 2-in-1 laptop would also be a better alternative to it. We can have a good 2-in-1 laptop at affordable prices nowadays. I hope it will again come down as competition stiffens further.

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    You'll find that a lot of laptops aren't as sturdy as what people would want them to be and if you are doing a lot of traveling with them, it's always best to keep the device in a seperate bag. That way at least you'll know there's nothing else damaging it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    You'll find that a lot of laptops aren't as sturdy as what people would want them to be and if you are doing a lot of traveling with them, it's always best to keep the device in a seperate bag. That way at least you'll know there's nothing else damaging it.
    You are right. We should be very careful while traveling with a laptop. Their bags are designed to absorb any kind of shocks and keep the laptop safe. But some laptops are sturdy enough to withstand minor abuse. My first laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) was a very strong machine and it was designed in a such a way that the shock never affect the screen at all. Its lid was designed like that. When you close the lid it the screen never touches the key board.

    Modern laptops are too fragile to use and you never know when an issue will arise. But laptops are becoming a lot cheaper these days.

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