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Old 01-24-12, 03:07 AM   #6
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Default Re: Help! Monitor distortion

Do you have another computer on which to try the monitor? Or another monitor to plug into the same graphics card? That should tell you which one is dying.

From what you've explained though, it does sound like a monitor issue (turning it off and on cures the problem).

The other thing is that the cable that connected the monitor to the graphics card could be 'marginal'. If you are using DVI and you also have an analogue cable and DVI-analogue adapter, you could try the monitor through its analogue port and see if the issue changes. Those DVI-analogue adapters usually come with graphics cards, so you might have one somewhere.

Good luck!
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