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Monitor Starting To Go?


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#1 lt_dan

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 06:33 PM

This morning I noticed my monitor is getting a little bit fuzzy, and there are thin vertical lines visible.

I don't know if you can tell on these photos what's happening. Obviously, the photos look lined to me, because I'm seeing them on my monitor.

Is my monitor dying?

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Any ideas? I hope you can tell what I'm talking about from these photos.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 06:48 PM

That seems to be the problem.

Just to be on the safe side though:

Check the end of your cable (the one that connects to the CPU) and see if there are any prongs that are bent, or none-existant.

Edited by WlkingMan, 23 February 2006 - 06:48 PM.


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#3 lt_dan

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 06:54 PM

Well, now it's getting much worse and I got this dialog box popup:

"The abi2dvag display driver has stopped working normally. Blah blah blah blah."

Could it just be a driver?

I'll say it's stopped working. Now everything is huge and it looks really bad and the colors are going screwy.

I checked - prongs are okay. Plugged it back in, that's when I got that message.

Oy, vey.

Edited by lt_dan, 23 February 2006 - 06:54 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2006 - 07:01 PM

Hi,

I would update your video driver. It will not hurt - especially if you are receiving errors.

Two questions though... have you Deguassed your display? You can do that by using the controls on the front of the display. It's icon on your list of choices may look like a magnet.

Do you have any radios, fans, or other electric devices next to the display? The magnetic fields in thouse can cause things like you are seeing as well.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 07:35 PM

What's the make/model of your PC, video card, & OS?

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 07:54 PM

Also: How old is the video card?

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#7 lt_dan

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 11:17 PM

Hi,

I would update your video driver. It will not hurt - especially if you are receiving errors.


I don't know how to do that.

Two questions though... have you Deguassed your display? You can do that by using the controls on the front of the display. It's icon on your list of choices may look like a magnet.


The only choices I have on the front of the display are:
Brightness, contrast, V Position, H Position, clock, volume, phase, Auto Tune, Color Temp, PC Only , English and Exit.

Do you have any radios, fans, or other electric devices next to the display? The magnetic fields in thouse can cause things like you are seeing as well.


Nope. Nothing different than yesterday. I did get some new speakers yesterday, but that wouldn't do it, would it? Nope. Took the speakers away, no difference.

I have an Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHZ, 1 GB of RAM running Windows XP Home Edition version 2002.

I don't know how to find out about my video card.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 11:55 PM

download a program called everest. Google it and it will give you a system summary.
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Posted 24 February 2006 - 12:05 AM

heres a link to Everest: http://www.lavalys.com/

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 12:26 AM

The Lavalys site seems to have discontinued the freeware version and the last freeware version no longer offered “Software reports” so try the download at oldversion.com.

Get version 1.51 which has the Software listing capability which successive versions have deleted.

Download here:
http://www.oldversion.com


"The abi2dvag display driver has stopped working normally"

Is that ati2dvag, not abi?

If it is,

Go to this site and download ati2dvag.dll and save it where you will know where to find it.

Go to the control panel (if you can)
click the System icon, then the hardware tab, then Device Manager

Click the + to the left of Display Adapter

Double click on the display adapter it opens (should say ati something)

Click the driver tab, then click "update driver" - navigate to where you saved the driver and install it.

Edited by Enthusiast, 24 February 2006 - 12:36 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2006 - 12:56 PM

Guy I know is going to have me check the cable again and see if the video card is firmly seated inside the box. I can do that.

The whole thing is from the summer of 2004, so that's how old everything is.

Might just mean switching the cable or the card, but we'll see. Thanks.

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:59 AM

Okay, you're not going to believe this.

Just now - just now, the monitor corrected itself and now looks perfect. Everything is back to normal. I didn't do anything. It just went right back to looking perfect.

What the heck was that all about?

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:09 PM

It deffinately sounds as if it is going.

It may go through patterns of working/non-working periods (Just like TV's). I had a monitor that had a similar problem. The only difference was that my lines were horizontal, rather then vertical.

EDIT: Or perhaps it got wet? You could have had a tempory short somewhere in there, and it simply dried up.

Edited by WlkingMan, 01 March 2006 - 12:10 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:16 PM

Now it's back to bad.

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:21 PM

I would suggest buying new monitor. They aren't too expensive and will solve this problem rather quick.

It is obviously a hardware problem with the monitor itself, rather then your system. I think we can safely assume that the monitor is simply going bad.

Im sorry to have to tell you such. :thumbsup:

Thanks for choosing BC to help you though. :flowers:

Good Luck to you in the future,
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Edited by WlkingMan, 01 March 2006 - 12:22 PM.


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