View Full Version : Humming Monitor
07-19-03, 07:11 PM
Ok.. a few days ago I was playing around with my display options.. and decided i was sick of 1024x768.. I wanted to bump it up.. so I looked and my old gf2 maxed out at 1600x1200.. well lets just say I didn't leave it there for long.. everything was distorted.. so I figured.. my monitor must not support it.. I went back to 1024x768.. and now my monitor has been humming ever since.. Its gotten brighter also.. I have to set the contrast and brightness down just so I can look at it..
Have I ruined my monitor?
Or does anyone know a fix for this.
07-20-03, 09:56 AM
I'd try the standard stuff like making sure to power cycle it and let it cool off, degauss it, and if all else fails a nice little slap on the bezel. :)
Sounds from your description that it might be screwed up but at this point I think time will tell. Is it under warranty?
07-20-03, 05:02 PM
No warrenty.. its like three or four years old.. was very expensive when I first got it..
But its stopped humming for now, it kind of stops for awhile and starts back.. i dunno.. unless it completely goes out I am going to stop worry about it.
07-21-03, 05:01 AM
My old samsung used to do something similar. 2 fixes:
1. Place hands on side of monitor, press in with fingers so plastic flexes
2. Change its position on the monitor stand, i.e. swivel the swivel base a bit.
That worked for me.
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