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OT Computer monitor problem

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Holypatterns, Nov 17, 2007.

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  1. Holypatterns

    Holypatterns TS Member

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    Problem with computer setup here......after computer has been switched on for an hour or so, the monitor begins to display a pronounced flickering, followed by streaks of white light, followed by the entire screen flashing very bright white light. The monitor is a "Samtron" CRT type. Should I be looking for a new
    monitor, preferably a flat screen type or is the problem in the central processing unit? Maybe a small fan to improve cooling would do away with the problem.
     
  2. mixer

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    How old is the monitor? Sounds to me like it is the monitor. Get a new flat panel monitor and try it. If the problem still happens then you already have a monitor for your new computer.


    Eric
     
  3. Jerry944t

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    Could be the monitor or a deteriorating video card. I don't know your computer but some video cards, assuming it's not built into the motherboard, have a small fan to cool the card. If that fan stops working the card overheats and you get all kinds of artifacts on your screen.

    Obviously its easier to try a different monitor as your first step.
     
  4. g7777777

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    probably the monitor- how old?

    If you have another monitor- switch it and see if you have a problem to rule out the video connection (either card or motherboard)

    If you have another video card- you could plug that in also and try it

    Having said all of that- been there and done it- it is probably the monitor

    Get a new one- they about give them away

    regards

    Gene
     
  5. Inkspot Kelly's Great-Nephew

    Inkspot Kelly's Great-Nephew TS Member

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    Some monitors have a degaussing feature. Give this a try to see if it solves your problem.
     
  6. whiz white

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    With monitor on for a while, run you hand back-and-forth across the screen. If no static build-up, probably ought to use it for a boat anchor.

    The CRT is about a think of the past, as the new LCD's ar easier on the eyes and run a hulluva lot cooler.

    Whiz
     
  7. X Trap 2

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    I got the new computer and the flat panel and did not like it. I put my CRT back in use. Others I have talked to have done the same. To each their own. Ray.....
     
  8. Hauxfan

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    X Trap.........You put your old CRT back into use and you know others that have too????

    Wow, you must hang around with a different group.

    I know of no one who would ever want to go back after having switched.

    As you say though, to each his own.

    Hauxfan!
     
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    Not sure if this is related, but if I do not turn on my monitor FIRST, then the cpu, I get a slightly jumpy/shaky appearance to my screen. If I start the monitor first and then computer, never a problem. It appears the monitor is not making a full connection if done the other sequence. Anyone know about this?
     
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