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elsavako

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Hello Everyone,


Suddenly about 5cm (1.5 inches) of the top screen (so horizontal dissection at the top) started popping out every one second at the bottom of the screen. This is soo super disturbing when you are looking at the screen!!
This happens ALL THE TIME, irrespective of what you're doing on the computer - even when it starts up! and that's when you notice that the bottom re-appearance is highlighted by a very thin pinkish line.. unfortunately print-screen can not capture it!

Everything else functions well. All drivers are up to date.

Computer:Sony Vaio. Windows 7.

Any suggestions please?

thank you so much!! anna
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Ztruker

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Try it on a different computer. If the problem follows the display, replace it.
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mm sorry but try what on another computer? :confused: i just have one computer i'm trying to fix! :)

btw the screen blimping starts couple of seconds after the computer 's been on a standby / screen has been off... so not immediately - if relevant at all..
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I thought it was a Desktop system with a standalone display and that is what you could try on another computer. You didn't say what kind of computer. If it's a laptop then of course this is not doable.

Does it happen if you boot to Safe Mode or if you boot a Live Linux CD/flash drive or your Windows 7 installation DVD.

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, or it's not up to the Service Pack level currently installed,you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID KEY TO INSTALL THIS .ISO. The one on the COA sticker on your computer will work.

You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.
  • Download and run Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3
  • Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
  • Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
  • Select your USB flash drive
  • Click Create
For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.
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