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Hi,

I recently got an old Macbook (black model, from 2007) given to me and I love every bit of it! Although I think there is a problem with the display. Whenever the screen is black - for example, a screensaver. There is this purple line that appears? It's like a blur rather than a fixed line but it is in the same place and it's the same size each time?

Is my laptop going to break soon? I really can't afford a new one I just need two years out of this and I'll be getting a new one!

Thank you for your help,

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It also happens when Word 2011 shows the choices for the documents menu, but it disappears once it's loaded? I don't know why on dark backgrounds, this purple blotch stain thing appears!
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It sounds like a LCD defect - pixels most likely. Just live with it best you can unless you're in the mood to swap out the display. If it doesn't get any worse, you should be OK.
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Thank you for your reply. I hope it doesn't get any worse! I can live with it, as long as the purple line doesn't start to show more and more! A quick look has shown a replacement screen + fitting is 149.

Is there any sort of quick fixes for this? Or is it just a defect that only shows on black?

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There is no quick fix for repairing an LCD that is defective. Other than replacing it that is. And something to keep in mind - sometimes replacing the LCD display panel on a machine that old introduces other problems. As I said, it's best if you can live with it and get as much use out of the machine as you can. At least until you can afford a new one.
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