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full row of pixels never comes on

English translation: one whole line (on screen, or whatever...) never lights up

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12:50 Jul 18, 2005
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Tech/Engineering - Computers: Hardware / Computer trouble shooting
English term or phrase: full row of pixels never comes on
You have a computer that has a full row of pixels that never comes on.

What is the problem of this computer? What is a full row of pixels?
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English translation:one whole line (on screen, or whatever...) never lights up
Explanation:
We really need more context to be exactly sure, but basically, a 'line of pixels' will represent a line on the screen (usually horizontal, because of the way pixels work, but if the term is being used imprecisely, it might alternatively mean a vertical line = column, since that too is feasible in a context of x,y matrixed row/column addressing)

Whether this is a computer problem (i.e. the memory or graphics chips, etc. are failing to output certain bits, leading to certain whole lines being missing), or a display problem (LCD and plasma displays are particularly prone to 'losing' one whole line or a column, because of the matrixed way they are addressed; traditional CRT-based screens do not suffer from the same problem).

An analogous problem can arise with, e.g., CCD image sensor arrays

I hope this helps, but please ask if you need any more explanation.

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Note added at 6 hrs 29 mins (2005-07-18 19:19:47 GMT)
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As Rita says, this is more often a display problem than a problem with the actual computer itself, though that too is possible (though rarer).
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Tony M
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Local time: 05:20
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5 +11one whole line (on screen, or whatever...) never lights up
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one whole line (on screen, or whatever...) never lights up


Explanation:
We really need more context to be exactly sure, but basically, a 'line of pixels' will represent a line on the screen (usually horizontal, because of the way pixels work, but if the term is being used imprecisely, it might alternatively mean a vertical line = column, since that too is feasible in a context of x,y matrixed row/column addressing)

Whether this is a computer problem (i.e. the memory or graphics chips, etc. are failing to output certain bits, leading to certain whole lines being missing), or a display problem (LCD and plasma displays are particularly prone to 'losing' one whole line or a column, because of the matrixed way they are addressed; traditional CRT-based screens do not suffer from the same problem).

An analogous problem can arise with, e.g., CCD image sensor arrays

I hope this helps, but please ask if you need any more explanation.

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Note added at 6 hrs 29 mins (2005-07-18 19:19:47 GMT)
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As Rita says, this is more often a display problem than a problem with the actual computer itself, though that too is possible (though rarer).

Tony M
France
Local time: 05:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Johan Venter: Did you type that all or copy and paste parts of it? Good answer anyways!
7 mins
  -> Thanks, Venter! All my own work, honest :-)

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou: Great 'homework', Dusty!//I know, Dusty. No everybody knows after 20 years in the biz though... believe me, I have seen so many who don't.
47 mins
  -> Thanks, Vicky! I've been in the TV biz for over 20 years, so I ought to know by now ;-) // Cheers, Vicky!

agree  Bruce Berger: Hopefully you've never had this problem exactly one week after the warranty runs out? ;-)
52 mins
  -> Thanks, Bruce! I've only just bought my plasma, so I'm quaking at the thought of when the guarantee expires... ;-(

agree  Can Altinbay
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Can!

agree  Saleh Chowdhury, Ph.D.
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Saleh!

agree  Veronique Boulet
2 hrs
  -> Merci, Véronique !

agree  RHELLER: monitor/display issue
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Rita! May well be, though it's not obligatory...

agree  Prisma
4 hrs
  -> Thanks, Prisma!

agree  vixen
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, Vixen!

agree  Alp Berker
12 hrs
  -> Thanks, Alp!

agree  Nigel Jones
1 day2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Nigel!
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