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luke9481

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My screen has become faded and there are black bars across the screen. I tried hooking up another monitor and it did the same thing so i know the monitor is not the problem. How do i fix this.
 
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If you are not experiencing any other problems, perhaps a new video card is in order.

You can check for bent pins on the adapter...and try updating or re-installing video drivers.
 

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If the black bars are of varying contrast, I'm guessing you're seeing 60hz hum bars. It may be the video card, the cabling, or even possibly the P/S. The monitor could also be sitting next to some transformer that's causing the interference, does it stay when you move the monitor?
 

luke9481

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I don't think it's the video card. I tried hooking up other monitors and it did the same thing so i know it's not the monitor or the monitor to close to a power source. I'm wondering if there are some settings i can change to correct this. I have never experienced this kind of problem before.
 
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Are you able to take a screenshot of the problem? (print screen)

If it doesn't show up in the screenshot, it's caused by local interference on either monitor. If it does, it's a video card or driver problem. Post it here if you need us to check.

The faded appearance can be caused by incorrect gamma or contrast settings in the display properties -- but not the black bars.
 

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Why do you reject the idea that it might be the video card?
 

luke9481

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Sorry JohnWill, I ment to say I don't think it's the monitor. I'm Going to try another video card. Thanks for the advice.
 
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