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May 18, 2005, 5:31 am
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although it functions fine, there is a problem with parts of the screen
display. Most of the icons on desktop, toolbars, and start menu have
small vertical dashes or only half appear. Also when I play a digital
video in media player there are thin vertical lines down the screen. I
have placed a screen grab at the location
Strange black squares and vertical dashes also move around with the
cursor arrow. Apart from this the system runs fine and all other text
and graphics appear normal. It only seems to effect animated or video
Any ideas most welcome. I am suspecting a loose connection or chip.
Thanks in advance
Re: Inspiron 8200 laptop has tiny vertical dashes over icons and videos
Does this effect the icon views in Explorer and thumbnail views of
photos as well? It looks like it might be affecting the shadow on the
icons? I agree that this type of artifact is usually a hardware fault.
OTOH, you ought to do a fairly complete system maintenance cycle: check
display settings, uninstall and reinstall the video driver, monitor
properties, disk cleanup, virus scan, adware scan, system file checker
(sfc /scannow from a command prompt), disk check (chkdsk /f from a