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N88TR

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#1 12 years ago

This only happens on this computer....

[COLOR=Blue]Problem: [/COLOR]The screen goes black, there's a little flicker, a humming sound for a 1/2 a second, then it flashes back on, and slowly gets brighter until it's normal again.

[COLOR=RoyalBlue][COLOR=Blue]When this happens:[/COLOR] [/COLOR]When I'm doing a lot of page scrolling, especially if there are a lot of images on screen. If I'm scrolling a lot, it happens 4, 5, 6 times in a row.

[COLOR=Blue]Troubleshooting: [/COLOR]I've looked at the connection cables and they're all nice and tight, and in the right ports of course.

It's not a major issue, but just kinda annoying. Is my monitor dying?




styphon

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#2 12 years ago

Sounds like either a driver problem or your moniter is on the blink. Make sure you have the latest drivers installed. If no joy, try using the monitor on a different PC and use a different monitor on that PC, you'll soon find out whether its the PC or monitor causing the problems.




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#3 12 years ago

That sounds like a dodgy monitor to me. Could be a loose cable or something inside the CRT itself.

I'm agreeing with styphon - swop monitors and see if it continues. If so, you may have a GPU problem, otherwise it's time for a new screen.




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#4 12 years ago

I have a similar problem with my NEC multisync 97f. The exact same problem happened with the same monitor i had where on the top like 25% of the screen i get annoying lines across the screen horizontally. At first when i turn on my monitor its completely black for like 45 minutes and i cant see the top of my computer, then it just becomes lines and its still hard to see through it. Wierd though, when i maximize my monitors length the lines go away, but i cant see my "Start" bar with the time and applications




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#5 12 years ago

I have a similiar problem. I've done quite a bit of testing. My monitor is just fine. The problem only does it under the following circumstances.

1. Windows is installed, AND the NVidia drivers are installed 2. The screen has been active for a while, or something fairly bright changes. If it is dark, it has to change repeatedly, and rapidly. 3. DirectX (mostly Direct3D) applications ARE NOT running. Even though they change rapidly, they do not cause this issue to appear. Either they change so rapidly that it cancels out the blink, or it overides the settings. I'm leaning towards the latter.

These changes can be browsing images in a slide show, or simply scrolling down a web page.

This affects all displays that are connected to the system. These displays work fine on other PCs, and even other operating systems on the same PC.

Which leads me to believe that there is a conflict between the NVidia drivers, and Windows.




N88TR

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#6 12 years ago

I switched with my monitor on my upstairs computer and it still happens. Okay now it's a confirmed internal problem.

Generally CRTs are cheaper than LCDs right?

How little could I pay for a monitor that's not for gaming and has a min res of 1024x768?




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#7 12 years ago
Captain Amerikaand has a min res of 1024x768?

Um... ???

All monitors made in the last five years support 1024x768.

Often it is the Max, not the Min on older monitors. I don't know of any monitor with a Min of 1024x768. Unless your talking about a Laptop LCD... :p

I wouldn't pay more than $10 for a used 15, and $20 for a used 17". Unless there is a guarantee. I think street for a 17" is about $35 though.




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#8 12 years ago

I have the same problem. There isn't internet on the PC that this is happening with. I have a lot of photos and some games stored, and when I play Americas Army or Medal of Honor, the monitor will turn off, and come on saying, 'Your system has suffered a major error.' It also happens when I am just playing with the pictures. Any ideas?