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Old 11-17-2005, 16:57   #1
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Anyone know what the heck this is?

In the last day or so these lines began appearing at the top of the monitor screen.
I suspect it's a monitor problem.

I just tried "Print Screen" to get a picture of it and the lines don't appear on the copy/pasted picture in the picture editor (Paint Shop Pro).

So I took a digital picture of the screen and this is it.
The number of lines varies from about a dozen to six.

Any ideas?

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Old 11-17-2005, 17:37   #2
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Try to degauss the monitor.
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Old 11-17-2005, 18:28   #3
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That sounded like a good idea to me but it didn't correct the problem.


As much as I hated to move all the accumulated junk around my computers I hooked my other monitor to this machine. No lines.

So I reconnected this monitor.
No lines;P

Even though I checked the monitor connection before, if the lines don't start again pretty quick, I guess it was a problem in the connection.;Q
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Old 11-20-2005, 13:09   #4
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try cleaning the connector once in a while, use air spray or alcohol based solution,
the same goes for cards (memory included) use rubber eraser on the PCB connectors
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Old 11-20-2005, 13:12   #5
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sometime the cable that connects the monitor to the computer gets messed up. Don't know how else to describe that. If you're monitor's cable is replacable you might consider a new cable. I've done that several times with good success.

You can also try increasing the refresh rate.
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Old 11-20-2005, 13:32   #6
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Last time I had this happen it was a video card going out.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:51   #7
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Update.

The lines came back yesterday.

I disconnected the monitor plug at the computer, can't disconnect it from the monitor.

The problem is definately in the monitor plug or computer socket. When I plugged the cable back into the computer, no lines.

Like fatlander said, it could just need a cleaning.
I have to put that on the list.

But it's time for something to take a crap, I think the warranty has run out.
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Old 11-22-2005, 16:56   #8
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try adjusting your screen refresh rate and see if that had any effect on it
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