"James" <jamesspam@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "John Williamson" <johnwilliamson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
>> It *could* be the LCD (Specifically the chip that deals with the LCD
>> column drive ) or ( *Much* more likely IME on old laptops) the multiway
>> cable or connector connecting the LCD to the main board. If the cable,
>> you may be able to make the fault come & go by flexing the lid gently to
>> & fro with the unit operating. If the fault has appeared since you
>> changed the mainboard, it's very likely that either the connection isn't
>> fully seated or the cable is damaged.
> I think the cable is unlikely. The LCD is driven via multiplexed data on
> the cable so if there was a bad connection I would expected more than a
> single screen line to be affected.
I think you are right I don't think its just the cable. Funny if its the LCD
panel with a solid line like that because I would expect faults on an LCD
panel to have just loads of pixels gone or totally blank screen all together
rather than a solid vertical line like that.