vertical line in middle of desktop screen on dell laptop

junglekat7

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i have a dell laptop that is only a few months old.. i just got a black line in the very center of the screen. but only on the desktop screen. any application I open and line disappears. the line is only on desktop view. I have tried changing background settings and images. but line is still there.. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Hi,

It may probably the actual display itself that has the problem but do try these troubleshooting steps first.
- Connect an external monitor and see if you'll get the same line on it.
- Next is to uninstall/reinstall the graphics card driver.
- Please do try these complete guide on how to do the clean install of the graphics card.
- http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2767677/clean-graphics-driver-install-windows.html
- If all these will not work I would suggest contacting Dell.
 

dudio

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Doubt it is the display if it's okay in everything else.
Can you post a picture of it?
What resolution and refresh rate are you using for Windows (and what Windows is it?) and are the games running in that same resolution and refresh rate?
Is anything overclocked?
 
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