[quotemsg=7558185,8,979146]Not sure how old this thread is, but my 10yr old work-horse has the same problem -- 1 inch wide stripe running up and down from top to bottom, about 3" from the left side on mine.
I 'spose it's age, but I don't know what triggered it. It doesn't seem like burn-in, and I've tried leaving it on overnight with a full white screen with no effect.
I'll probably be shopping for a replacement for Boxing Day, but if anyone has any ideas, I'd like to hang on to my (up til now) old faithful Toshiba satellite.
Yeah this thread was from 12/19/2011 and it should have been left alone acccording to Tom's rules.
I would say your GPU or even your MOBO on certain parts of it are shot.
It will probably will cost you the same as a new one to get it fixed.
I would put this question to the community and seek new answers. Just don't put it in a long drawn out question.
Also when putting out your question make sure you put your specs with it that way it will help them to trouble shoot it better.
Good luck to you I hope some one can give you a fix but as old as it is well you know the answer to that one. Cheers