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Monitor starting to be a bit fuzzy..


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#1 Jeremy James

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 02:02 AM

Hey guys,

I have noticed that my monitor is starting to present a picture that is a bit wavy/choppy. Nothing is out, but, much of the text looks a bit wavy, like part of it is fading in/out at a high rate of speed.

I took my computer apart, and blew out the video card. I am guessing it is hard wired into the computer, the HP media center edition 1270N, but, for whatever reason, I couldn't get ti to come out.

Anyway, I leave my machine on for days/weeks at a time.

I don't know if this is a hardware or a software issue.

Any recommendations?

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:43 AM

I'd suggest the best first step would be to see if you can try the monitor on another computer. This will establish whether the problem exists in the monitor or the computer system, and could save some guessing as to a possible cause. (Obviously, there's no point trying to fault-find the computer if you discover the same thing happens with the monitor connected to another system.)
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#3 Jeremy James

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 11:50 AM

I was SO tired last night when I typed that..

I put the computer in Safe Mode and it booted up with no fuzziness at all.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:04 PM

So, it's a software issue..

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:27 PM

Do you still have your driver CD?
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:31 PM

I do not.

Besides, I didn't think there were drivers for the monitor.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:45 PM

Got it fixed. on my LCD flat panel, there was a reset option. Not only did it fix that issue, but, the monitor is now more bright as well.

Thanks guys!

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:58 PM

Thanks for posting the solution. I was meaning for you to re-install your video drivers but you solved the problem :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 05:16 PM

Good result!

The difficulty of being certain between hardware/software as cause of a fault is why I often suggest substitution where feasible to be quite sure before doing other fault-finding.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 10:45 PM

Thanks again!




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