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What's wrong with my computer monitor

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#1 Jawaune Saad

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:26 AM

Hello everyone. I have taken the time to make a video about this problem and I'm going to include it in this post. This is my first post in this forum by the way and I created an account in this forum just to get an answer to my problem. Watch the video please and tell me what I need to replace. Don't want to waste money if I don't have to.

Edited by hamluis, 26 September 2012 - 05:50 AM.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:05 AM

What is the model of your monitor?

Most LCD/LED monitors show an OSD menu when you press a key on your monitor. Does it come out shaky too? If not, then most probably the problem is with signal not monitor.
Have you overclocked your GPU ?

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:30 PM

I just made a new discovery about my monitor problem today. I now think it must have something to do with the video on the mother board. I pushed the button on the monitor that brings up all of the settings and they're all as clear as a whistle. No shaking at all. The monitor settings menu is derived directly from the monitor itself while everything else is fed to the monitor from the mother board. I am not using a video graphics card so it looks like I might need to shop for a new mother board. SUCKS!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:34 PM

WOW! I just read your reply after already leaving mine because my monitor was too shaky to read anything earlier. What does overclocking mean and what is a GPU and how would this help to fix my problem?

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:20 PM

I have seen monitors fail in the same way. The menu is displayed over the image after the video signal is processed by the monitor, so it will look normal.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:45 PM

Hi Jawaune,

Let see if we can isolate this

Check cables from the monitor to the motherboard check to make sure there secured. Check for ware

If you have another video cable please replace the cable and attach it to the monitor. See if that clears up

A Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) can be overclock to exceed manufactures safe limitations

Overclocking is a setting or tweaking the GPU to run over the manufactures design limits.

Let us know if that help you at all.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:02 AM

Like coxchris said, checking the video cable that runs from your computer to the monitor would be the first step. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the cable on both the computer end and the monitor end. If that does not resolve the issue and you have an extra VGA cable, try replacing the cable.

It is also a good idea to update your video drivers. To help you with that, we would need to know the manufacturer and model number of the computer. This will help us locate correct video drivers for you to download and install.

This will help you with running Speccy and explain how to post the results.

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  • Go to Piriform's website, and click the big Posted Image button.

    Next, click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.

    You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
  • After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
  • Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
    Posted Image

    Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot

    You will see the following prompt:
    Posted Image

    Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

    Posted Image

    Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the Posted Image button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

    Congrats! You have just posted your specs!

Once you have done that we can help. Also look in the device mananger and make sure the video driver is loaded and not a generic VGA driver.

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