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#1 Cinoreah

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 10:23 PM

When I bought my current computer about 4 years ago, I didn't hook up the monitor that came with it as I liked the one I was already using. It finally went south on me and I brought out the "new" one which by that time was over a year old.

When I hooked it up it had double vision. Actually it's like there is a shaded half moon with a white half moon connected to that to the right. It was too late to return it as the warranty had expired , so I was stuck. I have pretty much gotten used to it and have ignored this for the most part, but lately it's beginning to really bug me.

I contacted HP and they told me to go through a "monitorh" check. Did nothing to improve it so I did it again. Didn't change anything.

It's an HP M50. I'd rather not buy a new one if I don't have to. I would appreciate any help someone could give me. TIA

(Moderator edit: moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

Edited by jgweed, 23 June 2005 - 11:02 PM.

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#2 Cinoreah

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 01:00 AM

I guess nobody knows anything about monitors?? :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 03:54 AM

The people here who help out are volunteers they give their time when they can.

I'd look at your display settings, right click on a blank area of the desktop, and drop everything back to basic levels (800x600, 256 colours, 60Hz) and see if the problem goes away. Then return the settings one by one until the problem comes back - that's the one you need to change.

Look in device Manager for the Monitor and if your old monitor is listed remove it OK out and reboot. Then when windows reloads it should detect your 'new' monitor and you can load up the drivers you got with the original system or download the latest ones from the HP site.

If those suggestions don't help then I think you will have to buy another monitor.

hth :thumbsup:

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#4 Cinoreah

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 10:06 AM

Thank you Rimmer.....everything you mentioned is in order so I guess I'm stuck.

I appreciate your input and there's a great group of helpful people here. Have been reading through here and have learned a lot of things so far. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 11:25 AM

haul the monitor over to another computer somewhere, hook it up, see if it acts the same. If it does, next stop is a monitor recycling depot and a new monitor for you.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 01:47 PM

Part of the problem may be the long period of unuse. Electronic products often have to be plugged in occasionally or they go dead. (That's the simple explanation.) Capacitors need an occasional charge or, just like a nicad battery, they won't take a charge again.

And that's not really fixable.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 08:49 PM

Ok....thanks to all of you....guess its time to bite the bullet and get another. Probably what I get for trying to be frugal and save something until I really needed it. :thumbsup:

BTW.......I love this place.....so many good answers to some questions I have had and never found the right place to go. Keep up the good work all..... :flowers: You're the best!

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