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Monitor issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rudewarrior, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. rudewarrior

    rudewarrior Thread Starter

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    Got a monitor issue, and I'm wondering if anyone could maybe narrow down what the problem is a little bit.

    After my computer has been on for a little while, the screen will intermittently jump left and right, maybe a pixel or two. It will do it two or three times then stop, then do it again a little while later. Has a tendency to get visually annoying. The monitor is a Gateway 2000 EV700.

    Any suggestions? I know this is rather open ended, but I'm hoping to narrow down the issue to a certain area at least.

    Thanx in advance.
     
  2. Lurker1

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    Its probably the monitor. Can you test the monitor out on a friends PC or try a different monitor on your pc? Then you can be sure where the problem is. If the problem follows the monitor its probably best to buy a new one as repairs inside a monitor are dangerous due to the high voltages inside and you can probably buy a new one for what it costs to have a monitor repaired.
     
  3. Steppinstone

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    I have the same monitor. Is it more like a flicker on the either the right and left bottom corner of the screen? I also get a slight flicker in the desktop icons every so often. Mine has been doing it for quite some time so I am quite interested if anyone has any clues to this too.

    Chari
     
  4. rmay635703

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    EV700's have a lot of issues as they age, more than likely you have some horizontal drive caps getting "weak"

    Live with it as long as you can, hopefully it doesn't get worse more quickly as it ages more.

    Sometimes "bumping" the internal dial controlling hpos can fix this problem (or make it worse) if your into "interal repairs".

    There is a small chance that your video card is getting crapped out but that is unlikely

    Do as suggested earlier and try a different monitor and see if it changes, if not you know the problem.

    Cheers
     
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