Hello all, I have a gateway 17 inch laptop M675 running XP home. I occasionally get pink vertical lines 1 pixel wide on my LCD. It seems to be unrelated to the laptops temperature or current activity. It happened occasionally last month and now happens half the time. I pressed F2 at start up to see if I could look in the bios and I had the pink lines there too when trying to enter set up. I plugged another monitor into my laptop but the monitor wouldn't display anything, just blank. Otherwise my laptop acts perfect. The flickering lines sometimes take up the whole screen top to bottom left to right, sometimes they only take up a part of the screen. The are mostly present in the light colored areas. I have read every post that Google could lead me to which showed technicians blaming video drivers, LCD ribbons, video cards and LCD screens. I have tried to update the bios, update the driver, roll back the driver and have also taken the laptop apart and checked the LCD cable or ribbon to see if it was visibly damaged. It seems like a very common problem from what I could tell on the Google search with not 1 instance of a user ever coming back to explain what the issue ended up being. I am posting here to ask for advice but also to place info in cyberspace on a fix for this specific common issue. I have an appointment with an expert computer doctor but I would love to solve this before I begin to rack up repair fees. Thanks.