Black lines across my laptop

  ennnceee 05:51 16 Jul 2019

That's it, really. Two tightly-knit black lines a quarter of the way along the top and two tightly-knit 2" lines a quarter of the way down, a third of the way across.

Is my laptop about to die?


  john bunyan 07:20 16 Jul 2019

You give no details of make and model. Some, such as some Dell models , have a diagnosis programme that can be run to test screen, mobo , SSD etc

  ennnceee 08:13 16 Jul 2019

Oh, okay, sorry. It's a Lenovo 80E5 G50-80

  wee eddie 10:52 23 Jul 2019

There is just be a possibility that the Ribbon Cable, that connects the Screen to the MOBO, has been damaged.

While I wouldn't rely on this diagnosis, it should be fairly simple to replace

  ennnceee 11:09 23 Jul 2019

Thanks for that. Lines do not appear on external monitor. Would you know what that means?

  ennnceee 11:11 23 Jul 2019

Thanks Eddie. Hadn't seen that when I posted previous message.

  wee eddie 11:17 23 Jul 2019

It increases the possibility that my diagnosis may be correct

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:31 23 Jul 2019

the screen cables can be come damaged / loose as you constantly open and close the lid

Her is a video showing how o change the scrren at approx 1:40 you can see the cable being disconnected click here

  ennnceee 21:26 24 Jul 2019

So, excusing my ignorance, is this a hardware issue?

I hardly ever open and close, by the way.


  wee eddie 21:38 24 Jul 2019

I would take it to someone who knows what they are doing.

If you are feeling adventurous you can watch Fruitbat's video and try yourself

  ennnceee 08:59 29 Jul 2019


Yes, guess I need to get someone who knows what they're doing to look at it.

Interestingly, the top line has dissipated to quite an extent, although the other one is very slightly bigger.

Does it seem to you to be something that requires urgent attention?

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