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If you haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary, there might be a problem with your monitor. May we suggest you are a victim of the heavily caterwauled vertical line problem affecting several Dell laptops? Dell

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Affecting Dell monitors too?

Anyone know if this problem could affect Dell monitors too?

I have a Dell 2405FPW display which is 18 months old. About a month ago, it developed a vertical line exactly like the one described in this article. It's about 3 inches long, starting at the bottom of the display, and appears yellow.

I assumed this was a general fault, but it sounds identical to the laptop problem being described here so maybe it's related?

In any case I assume I should have no problems getting this fixed as a warranty repair - the monitor has a 3 year warranty I believe.

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Not just Dell products

My first laptop, a Sony Vaio Picturebook, suffered from the same problem within 12 months of purchase. That was just over 4 years ago now though, so it's entirely possible it's unrelated.

I'm a tad worried now though, my current lappy is an Inspiron 8600; wonder if the UWXGA screens are affected?

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Re: Affecting Dell monitors too?

I have noticed this problem on a handful of 1907FP Monitors from Dell. A pixel-wide blue line developed the full length and about two inches from the right of the screen.

According to the sticker on the back these were manufactured around Feb 2006.

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Not just Dell.... Samsung too

I bought a Samsung Ultra Mobile PC, Q1 last year and same annoying vertical line has appeared on that too.. i think the problems is more than just Dell..

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Re: Not just Dell .... Samsung too

Dell TFT monitors are actually redranded Samsung monitors.

At a previous place of employment we bought a bulk load of Dell monitors, and had problems in some situations getting the text to be readable, and Dell said they would send out a specialist to look at it.

The specialist was a Samsung technician, who stated that the monitors were re-branded Samsungs.

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Affecting Dell monitors too?

Call tech support, report the problem and if you are in warranty, it will be replaced.

Yes, Dell monitors bought on a different order (Not with the system), have a 3 year warranty.

Monitors purshased along with the system carry the system's warranty.

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