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hdurr1

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Just in the last week or so, my display has gone funky. The top 2" appears to be upside down or bleeding. I have to fish around to be able to hit the "X" to close out or the - bar to minimize. When I do a screenshot, everything looks fine. The problem doesn't show. I have had this computer for a long time, with no problems, and am sick to my stomach thinking that maybe my monitor is taking a dump. The monitor is 9 years old and is about 31". You can see why I love it. Wondering if anyone can think of something that I can try instead of having to pitch the monitor. Here are my systems specs:
System model: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363
Mobo:Board: 8363-686A
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 01/10/2001
Video Card:NVIDIA RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro [Display adapter]
Monitor:Gateway Destination DL27 [Monitor] (30.9"vis, August 1996
Running XP with 512 mg memory. It's an AMD Athlon 900 megahertz
Thanks for any help you might be able to give.
 
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Welcome to the Forum.

The fact that a 'screen shot' show the CORRECT image says to me that the Video card is NOT the problem.....

and that the monitor is.

sorry!
 

~Candy~

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A nine year old monitor :eek: I'd say you got your money's worth in these days. I have one from 99 that is starting to show those signs too :( I really NEED a 19" LCD anyway :D

A 31" monitor in 1996 :eek: That must have set you back some SERIOUS dinero at THAT time :eek: I didn't realize they made them that big then. Mine is a 21" Gateway, and I really like it :(
 
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Agree with the above.

What you will be seeing is the top of the image "folded" over onto itself, due to a failure in the deflection circuitry in the monitor.
 

hdurr1

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I was afraid that might be the case. Actually, I got a really good deal on the monitor. The guy wanted $500 for it and I had a brand new 17" that I sold to someone else for $300 so the big one only cost me $200 in the end. Sure wish I could get another like it. Again, thanks to everyone for their help.
 
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There were some 17" monitors (new) sold here last week at $99 NZ (thats $66 US)
 
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