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Red Dots on my monitor when I watch video files


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#1 kamador451

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:00 AM

I don't think it's my graphics card becuase I took it out and try it with the integrated one on the motherboard and the red dots were still there when I watch a movie. When I tried it on another monitor the red dots were gone. Also this only occurs when I'm watching a video file and the file is big like around 4 GB. Is it truly my monitor that is busted? is there a way to fix it?

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:39 AM

It isn't your graphics card, as you've already eliminated that by removing it and using the motherboard alternative. You've already tried another monitor, and the red dots disappeared. This would lead to a possible monitor fault. Have you tried the monitor on a different system to see if it gives the same result? What about the monitor cable? Do you have another cable you can try (assuming that it isn't wired directly into the monitor)?

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 01:14 PM

yes tried all of that so my only option left is to buy a new monitor, right? any other fixes?

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:18 PM

A strange one, this. Does it only happen with large video files, or with video files of any size? What happens if you try to flex the monitor cable near the connectors at either end? If this doesn't make any difference, and the other monitor you've tried doesn't display these symptoms, then it could well be your monitor.




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