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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by hmb, Apr 29, 2009.

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  1. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Went to use computer this morning and the monitor, hp v 72, image was darker than normal. Found the brightness adjustment and ran it up to 100% but was not much help. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you. HMB
     
  2. joe kuhn

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    Check all cable connections.
     
  3. shooterIII

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    The last time that happened to me I had to replace the monitor.
     
  4. hmb

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    I checked the connections all ok. I shut the unit down for a few hours and restarted it. It was ok for about one minute, then the screen got darker all at once. HMB
     
  5. jmas

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    Run - don't walk - to your nearest and favorite electronics store. IT IS TIME.
     
  6. HSLDS

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    You most likely have a problem in one of two areas - either the monitor is failing, or the video card is failing.

    If you can borrow another monitor OR computer you should be able to isolate where the problem lies.

    You do not say how old the machine is, or how much use the machine gets.

    Monitors can be had for next to nothing, so it might be worth updating that if that is where the problem lies. If it is the computer's video card you need to decide whether to replace it, or buy a whole new box.
     
  7. Smity

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    It is most likely the monitor. www.tigerdirect.com has great stuff for cheap prices. I have purchased many monitors from them for work with no problems. Get a nice big monitor. 22" or 24". You'll be happy you did. You'll wonder how you got along without it.

    Smity
     
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    10:4 on Tiger Direct. I recently bought a 22" ACER for under 200.
     
  9. Remstar311

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    Depending on what you use your computer for, you could probably get a monitor on your local craigslist.org for 10 bucks if not for free.
     
  10. hmb

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    Thank you for all the help. Once when I touched the left side of the monitor to rotate it the brightness came back to normal. When I removed pressure from my hand the screen got darker again. Can not get it to do that again.

    I shut it off last night and when I turned on this morning it was still darker than normal. After a few minutes of use it got bright again. That lasted about 5 minutes.

    I've come to the conclusion my computer is possessed by demons. HMB
     
  11. Jerbear

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    You just answered your problem, it's your monitor. Go to a store and buy a used one or a nice flat screen for cheap.

    CRTs will only last so long. I assume your monitor is a big old CRT type.

    Try one more thing.... smack it on the side that made it go brighter.

    See what happens.

    Jerbear
     
  12. hmb

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    Thanks Jerbear, I will smack it around a bit this morning. I hope it doesn't get mad at me. HMB
     
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