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monitor issues

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Susan B. McClary, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. Susan B. McClary

    Susan B. McClary Thread Starter

    Dec 7, 1999
    I have been having problems with my monitor. It has lines
    running across it. It is worse in white and light gray and it
    is also worse when I am on the internet than when I am not.
    It sometimes gets better after I have been booted up a while.
    It seems like there is something wrong with a card or a short
    to me, do you have any idea what could be causing these
    upper or lower line issues?
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    to make sure it is a monitor problem beg, borrow, or however get another monitor to try. If the lines are not on the test monitor you probably are going to need to get a new one. Unless the monitor is a really expensive model or in warranty I don't feel it really pays to try and have them repaired.

    But repair is always an option, depends on the manufacturer of the monitor and there support services.

    Could also be related to the video card, that's why it's best to try another monitor.
  3. rewep


    Oct 11, 1999
    sounds to me like it could either be ur monitor frying out, or your video card could be messed up too. definitely try getting anothe monitor to test. also open up ur display properties and go to advanced under the settings tab.. click on the adapter tab and under refresh rate make sure it's either at adapter default or something like 60hz.. if it's at optimal or say like 75 or 80hz that could easily be causing ur problems.
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