24" display; Built-in iSight Camera, Microphone, and Speakers; 1920x1200 resolution. Released October 2008, identified by model number A1267.

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Flickering band running down display

I have a band about 1 inch wide going down the right side of my Apple flat panel monitor. It looks like very thin white lines constantly flickering on the screen. Is this indicative of a bad DVI cable or a problem with the screen itself? Any information would be helpful.

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I Have seen this in my brother's laptop, some forums say it is a display panel issue, others say it is a video-ram issue, try hooking up annother display, if it does the same, your computers graphics card is bad, also, which apple display, is it a Studio Display (3 Legged Picture frame like thing with powermac G4's and early G5's) or is it a Cinima Display (Newer Aluminum Displays Matching The PowerMac G5 and Mac Pro) or is it a LED Cinima Display( newer LED Backlight with a Mini-Displayport connector for MacBooks and Mac Mini's)?

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Oops, if it's external, than it won't be the video card causing the problem. I thought it was a MacBook display. Anyway, it seems like you have a bad panel.

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Try with a different DVI cable and different input computers to see if it is the screen. If it works with a different cable/computer then the display is fine. If the problem remains the display is broke and I think when that happens you need a new one.

Someone correct me if there is a way of repairing a LCD

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the dvi cable is built into your monitor, so its hard to replace that... could be a bad pin on it or a bad inverter assembly inside. theres not much you can do to fix it without some specialized apple or lcd repair shop that deals in re cabling the screens

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Have you tried attaching your display to another computer to see if the trouble still occurs?

If it doesn't you have a display driver/hardware issue that you need to address.

If it does, you are in some trouble. With a built-in cable, all you might be able to do yourself is open the monitor up and see if the connection is good on the monitor side, and reattach as necessary.

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does anybody know the serial number ?

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