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Old 7th May, 2009, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by ThunderRd View Post
Swap out the graphics card first and verify that the problem is in the monitor. Or swap monitors...same difference.
I did both. I installed a geforce FX 5200 PCI. No joy. I put the LCD on my main rig with no change.

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Originally Posted by Áedán View Post
However, if you have horizontal lines all the way across the monitor, and they're the same color all the way along, then it generally means the LCD or driver chip has suffered damage. Occasionally, it also happens because of a poor connection between the cable assembly and the LCD itself, but that's pretty rare.
I do believe you nailed it. Everest has a diagnostic for monitors and will separate CRT and LCD. I ran that for about an hour-fixed dinner-came back and now there is a strip of vertical lines about an inch and a half wide of nice clear colors that remain even when I power of the computer. Looks like a doorstop to me. Funny thing was, I thought there might be some hope. During one part of the test-it was crystal clear. OH, well.
Don't tell robbie, but I'm willing to sell it cheap-you pay shipping of course!
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