Monitor Trouble

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Richy, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. Richy

    Richy Beyond All Comprehension.

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    Hey everyone... I think something was damaged or something in my monitor from an electric storm, because the display has like this wierd static, not really that noticeable but you can just see these squiggley static lines now. I was wondering if there was anything I could do to fix this pixel static without buying a new monitor? The monitor was fine and then it seemed like after this lighting storm my monitor was messed up. I just wanna know if my monitor is fried or what?
    Thanks,
     
  2. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

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    Try the Digauss thingy l
     
  3. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    How old is it?
     
  4. Richy

    Richy Beyond All Comprehension.

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    It's a 2000. But it's probably a 2001 because I got a new one because the first one broke. 17 Inch Gateway monitor....
     
  5. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    and i don't think theres a manual way to fix that. the best advice i can give is to either hope u have warrranty on that monitor or try updating gfx drivers
     
  6. champ2005

    champ2005 | xs |

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    try playing with the moire reduce controls if you have any.
     
  7. sp00ky

    sp00ky OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Could a prog like Powerstrip help at all
     
  8. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy 1337ness

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    If your monitor supports it, try demagnetising it. It should be available through the monitor's built-in menu interface.