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Solved: Is my Monitor dying?

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  1. UFO

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    About a month ago I started up my PC and noticed the monitor image was looking very weird: Dark horizontal lines extending to the edges of the screen from any screen element that's also dark. The situation hasn't changed since, and I've tried all of the monitors' options, from degaussing to changing the color temperature settings, brightness, contrast, etc.

    I'm hoping this is just my monitor entering the process of going to that great junkyard in the sky. Or is there something going on with my video card?

    This is a Gateway 19" CRT that I bought with the system in December 2000.

    Thanks,

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  2. Arcadion

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    A more likely cause is a faulty videocard, I've seen this a few times.
     
  3. UFO

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    Thanks A. Actually there's a simple test - just swap in another monitor - but I haven't been able to convince my roommate to undergo the hassle.

    Could it be a video card setting that got inadvertently changed? But then I don't remember any video card setting for "Extend dark horizontal lines from every dark object" either... 8^]

    Ach...more hardware to buy - and I've been planning on getting my first LCD monitor so I thought everything'd take care of itself.
     
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    I too have seen similar streaks many times and its always been a faulty video card.
     
  5. Arcadion

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    No, it's a physical fault with the card, you'll have to replace it.
     
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