Fix Vertical Lines on the Computer Screen

By Nancy in Common ErrorsDriver ErrorGraphic Issues

A number of issues cause vertical lines on your computer screen,


ranging from software incompatibilities with the computer's drivers to hardware problems involving the magnetic field of the monitor.


Errors like:


my screen has vertical lines causing the screen to look 3D without 3D glasses.


There are two general solutions for fixing the problem:


Updating your video card drivers to the latest revision.


Check field of the monitor


Step 1


Run Driver Easy on the computer to make sure the graphics card drivers are up-to-date. Old graphics drivers may not have the proper configuration to support the monitor, which may be remedied in the update.


Step 2


Right-click on the desktop, choose the "Screen Resolution" option, set the resolution drop menu to the setting that has the "(Recommended)" text next to it and click "OK."


Step 3


Disconnect both ends of the cable connecting the monitor to the computer.


Step 4


Straighten any bent pins you find in the connection cable. If any pins are missing or damaged the cable should be replaced.


Step 5


Check for any wear or bends on the cable. The cable might look fine on the outside, but the internal wiring could be damaged. Straighten the cable by pulling any bent sections apart with your hands.


Step 6


Reconnect the cable to both devices and check to see if the vertical lines are still present.


Step 7


Swap the cable with a second cable of the same connection type and check for the vertical lines. If the lines are gone, the first cable is bad.


Step 8


Connect the computer to another monitor using the second cable. If the monitor still showing the lines there is a problem with the graphics card.


Try using a different video connection port or type if the computer and monitor both support one. If the monitor still shows the line with a different port of the same type, there is likely a problem with the monitor connection.


Step 9


Connect the monitor to another computer using the second cable. If the monitor still shows the vertical lines, there is a problem with the monitor's connection port.


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  • Steve

    i removed the battery from the laptop while i plug the charger direct from the socket and i put on my laptop.all of a saddened it was a light off and it went off.after the light is on and i on the laptop, it appear on the screen hardware problem press enter key to start normal.after pressing the key, it boot all right but there was a four vertical lines that devided the screen and everythings on the screen came four four include the mouse point and the writings was small and difficult to read.thank you.

  • M.zainzafar

    My laptop has a problem,
    when i open my laptop vertical lines overtook on the screen & in center a small rainbow color line box is seen ?
    it is hardware or software problem

  • Chris C

    My laptop monitor suddenly developed a bright rash o the outer edge at the top (like when you lightly press your finger on the screen and you see a bright ripple effect from the indentation). This bright rash has grown while red, blue and green vertical lines overtook the screen and windows just fade in and out; my mouse arrow cannot move around while it fades. Now the rash has overtaken the screen and it is mostly just a bright light, making the monitor useless to see my display icons, open up Internet Explorer, etc. What is going on? Thanks in advance.

  • Abdullah Al Oman Khan

    Thanks for your wonderful solutions. I was tensed with my monitor. Now can try your tips.