The modern LCD or LED used in PCs, laptops, and televisions are quite sensitive that require gentle care, or else they are prone to get damaged easily. It is true for smartphones as well. However, one of the most common screen issues that many laptop users face is pressure marks on laptop screen, in particular. There could be specific reasons behind that, and you can also easily fix them in various ways, depending upon the severity of the situation.

You should be aware that it’s common to find your screen riddled with pressure marks, but there could be a myriad of reasons behind it. Some of these are fixable through the device itself, but some might be due to more technical problems. More than just pressure marks though, there are different issues that could cause your LED screen to have defects or not work entirely. Here are many different defects you might encounter, including different pressure marks, and ways you can get them fixed.


Pressure marks on laptop screens can cause all kinds of damage, and one of the common consequences of it is spots in the screen that you can visibly see. These notable differences you see in the form of differences in resolution in a part, in pictures, or just in colors. No matter the type of difference, you can notice a spot or multiple spot marks that look and feel different from the rest of the screen.

There might be damage to the LCD or LED screen, which causes the resolution fluids in that particular part or spot of the screen to get affected. Any kind of indication of a drop-off in the monitor means a type of damage that needs direct repair and is not fixable by you. Therefore, make sure you don’t touch or go for DIY options in order to resolve the issue and instead end up damaging or elevating the issue further. A fracture on the screen cannot be fixed by yourself, no matter how many guides you read.


Noting lines of any form on the screen, instead of spots, is no better for your laptop, or any device’s screen. They are similar to spots in form too, only a little different in terms of appearance and in terms of concentration. Sometimes you might notice them dispersed all over the screen, and other times, they seem to form at a specific spot, from where they might be looking to emerge.

In any case, it’s bad news for your laptop. You might be able to investigate more by pressing down on the screen where the lines appear. If the lines that were previously highlighted seem to change in form or move at all, this means your screen is damaged and it is not an issue you can resolve by yourself. In another case, you can also check your display settings to make sure nothing is amiss. If you see some settings moved, or being here and there, you might be able to fix it based on that.

After checking for resolution or screen issues, you can check the screen by pressing on and ensuring it does not move further. If it does, you should send it for repairs.

Glitching screen resolution

In terms of the entire resolution, your screen might face issues that are spread over the entire screen. If you see and notice issues with false resolution or glitches in the screen, it might mean the issue is with the graphics. In terms of graphics within a laptop or a PC, the issue arises from the graphic card being used in your system. If you are unaware, your system alone is not responsible for the entire screen’s graphics and visuals.

The Graphics card is placed inside a system that lets it run better visuals and balances the entire screen resolution on its own. Pressure marks on laptop screen can also be caused by issues with the graphics card that messes up the screen and makes false resolution or glitches appear on it. You can solve this in two ways, either updating or reinstalling the driver or getting a new graphics card. If none of these are the problem causers, you might need to check the port or the battery on your laptop for charging issues. One of these might help sort out the resolution issue.


Sometimes instead of facing issues such as partial spots, lines, or such things, the LED light behind your screen tends to flicker after you switch your device on. This might be a direct indication of a damaged video cable or an incorrect number of refresh rates. Mostly this happens when the cable is loose, in other scenarios, it might really be defective, and you would need to get a replacement in that case.

You can check for the damage by fixing the loose cable on the monitor of your device. If your problem with the flickering screen does not get solved, you need a replacement. In case of the wrong refresh rates, make sure you check the settings on your display to see what the right count should be and set it up for that. The usual standard rate of refreshing is 60 Hz in most monitors, but the recent ones have a better frequency in comparison to the older models.

Glitching or dead pixels

Spots on the screen are a different thing when at times they’re not that obvious or severe, but black spots are completely different and much more visible. They indicate damaged or dead pixels in your screen where you see a dark black spot. There is no concrete solution to this issue that brings 100% safe results all the time. There are a few different solutions, some of which are not considered safe for your overall screen.

This includes pressing down on your screen, where you see the spots appearing. We all know how damaging pressure on the screen can be, it is the reason some of these other consequences occur. Therefore, that is not a solution endorsed by many. However, some internal tools in your laptop may be of help in this case.

You can use display tools to move around the color or saturation around the area where the pixels seem to be dead. This might or might not help, as it is still not a concrete solution. Most people either get it checked for issues that could be addressed or replace it. 

Buzz on screen

The screen light behind your device sometimes starts making a buzzing sound after defects to the lighting. Often people confuse it with the buzzing you might hear from the system, courtesy of the fan, etc. But if you notice prominent buzzing on the screen, it is because of damaged lighting.

This often happens when there are power fluctuations in your laptop. You might have noticed the LED light dimming when your laptop battery is low, and it immediately flickering brighter when you plug it in. This directly indicates how much impact the health of your battery has on the lighting itself. Usually, laptop devices are not used while being plugged in, but if you are, make sure your power connection is stable and does not fluctuate a lot.

If you notice however that it has escalated and does not seem to be impacted by the change in your laptop battery, get it checked by a professional who knows IT in terms of technological hardware.

Shutting off

The last consequence or impact of the pressure marks could be the screen shutting off. This is critical and often people are divided over what could be the major issue behind this. Often the main reason is with the hard drive within your system that ends up damaging the screen. When you notice often shut-offs of your screen, get it checked first for the hard drive.

In another story, the shutting off could also be due to overheating or unstable power in your device. Both of these can happen simultaneously as well as separately on their own. Either way, it’s an issue that could shut off your laptop screen without warning. It is a type of defense mechanism your laptop has to prevent further harm by shutting off the display.

As illustrated through multiple of these issues, the Pressure marks on laptop screen can cause many more severe issues with your laptop device. Make sure you find out the exact problem and then go ahead from there. Misdiagnosing the issue could be fatal for the laptop if you try solving it the wrong way. If it seems a complicated task for you, take your laptop to a professional instead, as not everything can be sorted out on your own.