right, had the laptop screen in bits and pressed (gingerly without wishing
to it!) the LCD screen right at the top of where the line was and it
magically disappeared. As I took my finger away the line came back -
The connection from the drive PCB to the actual glass part is probably
by way of a flexible strip that looks like rubber, but has alternating
conductive & insulating sections. Over time, this can become fatigued &
fail to keep its shape. I had a very similar problem on an old Nokia
9000 communicator, which I solved by dismantling it far enough to access
the strip, kneading the strip gently & reassembling the unit. They're a
swine to get back together without the right jig, though.
I have managed as a temporary job to place a small piece of thin plastic
between the bezel and the LCD screen to apply a tiny bit of pressure and the
line has now gone, for how long it will last like that I don't know. But I
am still going to look out for a cheap screen just in case it goes all
*But* it didn't work anyway & was beyond economic repair, so I had
nothing to lose....
The phone still works perfectly a couple of years later :-)
Thank you to everyone for your advice.
I came across this program that claims to get rid of stuck pixels (not dead
pixels) on a LCD screen and reduce screen burn-in on my investigations as
well if anyone's interested and its free to download:
I've not tried this, but I've heard reports that on some occasions it
and other similar programs can make things worse. You pays your money &
takes your chances...
Tciao for Now!