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jsconnelly

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There are two horizontal lines that run through the screen of my laptop. One is blue and the other is red, and very small in width. Is there a way to get them to go away, and should I be worried that my screen is going to give out?
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Shouldn't be any lines on it at all. Are they there from when the machine starts, or do they appear after Windows has loaded?
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Attach another monitor to your notebook. If the lines are there too, it is your notebook or its graphics solution. If the external monitor looks good, then your monitor is failing.
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The lines are there all the time, from the moment it turns on. It started with only one line, but about 5 months later, the second appeared. And they are slowly getting wider/thicker.
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How do I hook up another monitor?
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Every notebook I've ever seen has a connection for an external monitor. This is because notebooks are first and foremost, business machines, with a primary function of giving briefings. You can't have a whole office huddle around a small notebook screen so notebooks have a video out port to feed a larger screen or projector.

After connecting the external monitor, you typically have to press the Fn key plus a F1 - F12 key to switch from internal, external, both.
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