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Thread: Monitor Problem

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    Smile Monitor Problem

    Hi All

    My monitor keeps flickering and turning the white parts of the screen yellow. Its only just over a year old and wondered if anyone might know what the problem is or how to fix it and what cost may be. I already did what the help desk suggested and changed the refresh rates but no joy and they didn't suggest anything else.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005



    Flicker is caused by running low refresh rates, what resolution / refresh rate are you running? If the image is shrinking this is a sign that the power supply is going bad. If this is the case I suggest you look for a new monitor soon.

    Monitors are not worth repairing. The cost is often more than a new unit.

    You can try upping the refresh rate to 75Hz, Have you recently moved the monitor? (magnetic fields can affect the display)

    From google Groups:

    1. First, look for something that might be giving your monitor fits. Do you
    have speakers on either side of your monitor? Improperly shielded speakers
    can cause the problems you're describing, especially if they weren't
    originally intended for use as PC speakers. Try moving the speakers as far
    away from your monitor as their cable allows, or just unplug them
    completely, and see if the problem goes away. Maybe you have a fan, some
    other motorized gizmo or a flourescent light near the monitor? All of those
    can cause monitor flicker, and should be kept at least 4 feet away from your

    2. Look at the cable. Inspect it for cracks, particularly where the plug for
    the monitor meets the cable. Bear in mind that a crack in the outer sheath
    is not a problem unless you see exposed copper wire in the crack. Even if
    you don't see a crack, borrow a cable from someone else and see if that
    solves the problem. If it does, return the borrowed one, buy a new one
    (shouldn't cost more than $20 or so) and you're all set.

    3. The next thing to do is try your monitor on someone else's PC. If the
    problem still occurs, then the problem is the monitor. I wouldn't bother
    trying to have it fixed, because the diagnostic charges will most likely
    approach the cost of replacing it with a better monitor, and the repair cost
    will most likely exceed it. Better to just replace it with a newer, larger
    one. If the problem does not occur with the monitor plugged into someone
    else's PC, read on.

    4. The next step is to update your video card drivers. Buggy or damaged
    drivers can cause monitors to freak out intermittently, and manufacturers
    are constantly tweaking them. If Windows has drivers specific to your
    monitor, try updating those as well.

    5. If, after all this, you're still having problems, the culprit is most
    likely your video card. Try swapping it out for a different one.

    Good Luck!

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