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Top 1/3 of display is gone crazy

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by herronm, Dec 7, 2011.

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  1. herronm

    herronm Thread Starter

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    The top 1/3 of my display has colors washed out, pointer is ghost like, and text is almost unreadable. The other 2/3 looks and operates normally.

    I have restarted, reset the display to factory settings. A full screen shot does not show the problem (it looks normal).

    I have a Asus desktop running Windows 7 and an HP monitor.

    I also have a cat that may have walked across the keyboard...maybe some weird key combos???

    Could it be the display or the graphics card?

    Please help.

    Max
     
  2. Tanis

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    Hi and welcome to TSG.

    If you take a screenshot and that looks perfectly normal, that would lead me to believe that the graphics card itself is probably OK. So, things to check are that the cable to the monitor is securely fitted at the card and monitor ends. Also, if possible, get a known good cable and test with that, maybe borrow one from a friend or neighbour for 5 minutes to check.

    Do you have access to any other PC or laptop that you could plug the monitor into to see if the problem persists on another machine? If it did that would indicate a problem with the monitor.
     
  3. herronm

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    Thanks Tanis,

    It is the display. Any idea about calibrations or should I just go buy a new one?
     
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    I can't say with 100% certainty, but based on your description I would say there may be a hardware problem with it and it is probably easier to get a new one if you can afford to do so.
     
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