{RESOLVED}did santa leave me a MONITOR or a lemon? (my monitor shakes)

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sharky

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received a used but supposely very good monitor for xmass.

a 1996 panasonic panamedia stereo,17" monitor.

not all the time but many times,everything displayed on the screen shakes.

any suggestions or did i get a lemon?
 
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It is possible it is a bad monitor; but, it is more likely the shaking is due to EMI (Electro-motive Interference). This could be due to nearby electric devices such as a fan, heater, cooling appliance, other electric motor, etc.

Don't dismiss devices on the other side of the wall from the monitor.

If you start turning things off and on in the house, I think you'll find the culprit.
 

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Try adjusting your refresh rate higher, but only use rates that are supported by the monitor. If you set it incorrectly, you could permanently damage it.
 

sharky

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problem solved.

it appears to have been electrical interference. i had the monitor on a old computer(waiting to be fixed,but a desktop piece today) and the computer i'm now using right next to it.

on top of those factors,static electricity(the computer's menace)is at its peaktime in my home.

all the above have been moved away from the computer.
 
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