Having problems with your Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Notebook ?

T61 Screen Problem

\015 A faint line appears down the middle of my screen. Does anyone know if this means my screen has been damaged (and if so, how can it be fixed) or can this be resolved by adjusting my desktop settings.\015

Answers :

If the line runs top to bottom and is perfectly straight then it is the panel beginning to fail.
\015\012The LCD that you see connects to a driver board behind it with a very fragile plastic ribbon strip. Any even slight damage to the connection on either side and you begin toget the problem you have.
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\015\012It could have been caused by a few things.. Excess pressure opening the lid will cause it, as will closing the lid quickly too often.
\015\012Flexing the screen (opening the lid only using one hand on one side).
\015\012As you see it's more a pressure related issue then anything.
\015\012The normal "repair" is to replace the screen. To have the original driver tabs corrected can be a very expensive exercise.
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\015\012If the line is feint enough, then adjusting the brightness and contrast may make it useable long enough until it is retired or a replacement screen can be found.
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