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#1 GLSmyth

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:43 PM

My mother had something appear on her screen that will not go away, even with reboot. I logged into her computer remotely and cannot see it, even with screen capture. I had her take a picture of it with her camera and she sent me the picture. It is located at http://GLSmyth.com/Oddity.jpg.

She uses AVG and Spybot.

Has anyone seen anything like this before? Any idea what it is? Any idea how to remove it?

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

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george

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:58 PM

If you can't see it remotely, and rebooting doesn't change it. This leads me to belive this is something in the monitor settings. I would think there is a button or something on the monitor got pushed or accidentially bumped, to cause that image to appear. As to what it might be an indicator of, I have no clue. How about powering off the monitor and go as far as unplugging it to wipe any 'memory' setting?

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#3 GLSmyth

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:01 PM

Thanks, I'll ask her to give it a try.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:22 PM

Pic looks like its a Volume Mute indicator, have her check if the monitor has integrated speakers, and if so find the mute toggle on it.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:22 PM

This leads me to belive this is something in the monitor settings.
As to what it might be an indicator of, I have no clue.

It is indicating that the sound has been muted.
Does her monitor have built-in speakers?
Google her monitor model number and find a user manual for
info on "unmuting".
Hope that helps.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:51 PM

Thanks, good information. She has remote speakers, but I'll see if I can find the monitor's manual and go that direction.

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