monitor screen vibrates

By mstors ·
My monitor screen is vibrating and making the text shake. It makes me dizzy to look at it. I called the service provider to see if it was a problem with the signal coming into the computer. He said it sounded like it was a problem with my monitor since it also vibrates off the internet, such as in Word. The monitor is 5 years old. Does this mean I should start looking for a new one? I've never come across this problem before.

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What do you mean.... vibrate?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to monitor screen vibrates

Can you lay your hand on the monitor and FEEL it vibrate? Or, are you trying to explain "jerky" looking stuff on the screen?

If you can physically feel the vibration, yes it needs to be replaced.

But, if you're talking about what you can SEE, it could be either the monitor, the cable or the video card. The easiest way to test is to replace the monitor with another known good one. If the problem persists, it's the video card.

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If i had a vibrating monitor i would have it as a foot massager. :)

Yes i would get a new one. lol :)
This is a new one to me. Someone may pay good money for this monitor, so advertise it as a good foot massager. :)

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Test first.

by 1bn0 In reply to monitor screen vibrates

Could be the video card is dying, not the monitor.

If that is the case, Changing the monitor wil just give the video card another victim to try to kill before the card dies completely.

Try a different monitor if you can.

Also try the monitor you have on a different computer.

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Two things to try....

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to monitor screen vibrates

If this is CRT (tube type) monitor as opposed to a LCD.

First. Increase the Refresh Rate.
1. Open Display Properties.
2. Click on the Settings tab and then the Advanced button.
3. Click on the Monitor tab.
4. Put a check in front of 'Hide modes that this monitor cannot display' and use the drop-down to select a higher Refresh Rate.
5. Click Apply & OK.

Second. Perform a Degaussing.
This is done by using the monitor's built-in utilities. You access these typically by using buttons on the front of the monitor. Look for a button or menu selection called 'Degauss' - it usually has an icon that looks like a magnet with a diagonal line through it.

I hope that helps.

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this is an LCD monitor

by mstors In reply to Two things to try....

the shakiness seems to go up and down in degree. Right now it's only mildly irritating but it can go to giving you a headache. Someone, not on this thread, mentioned motors running nearby such as from a fan, speaker phone, etc. I don't have anything different than I have for the last 5 1/2 years I've had the MAG 17 inch monitor. You talked about the degaussing but I couldn't find how to do it. Or is that just for CRT models, Capt.?

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re: LCD

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to this is an LCD monitor

Degausing is for CRT's. LCD's don't have tubes.

You said you don't have anything different sitting near the LCD than you had for the MAG. Please remember, these two types of monitors are built completely different. What did not bother the MAG (a CRT) could very well bother the LCD. I've even seen two LCD monitors from different manufacturers sitting side by side (dual monitor setup) where one caused "jerkyness" (interference) in the other. Replacing one so he had a matched pair of LCD monitors eliminated the problem. And, it didn't matter which one I replaced, just as long as the two matched.

So, take a look around the area you have the monitor sitting in. Move everything which can generate interference or static (speakers, radio, any kind of electronics, heaters, telephones, routers/switches, even the computer itself) away from the monitor. I'll bet the problem goes away.


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The best way to make the vibration less is to put the monitor on rubber.

Get a bit of stiff rubber (small rubber mat) and place the monitor on it. This will make the monitor vibrate less, so causing you less of a headache. :)

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Vibration was probably the wrong choice of word.

by mstors In reply to The best way to make the ...

The monitor itself doesn't vibrate. Perhaps I should have said the image flickers or is shaky. This constant flickering and shaking makes it hard to keep the eyes focused on reading.

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Ok, now this sounds better. :)

You might have the monitor set at the wrong resolution, go into your graphic card settings and up the resolution, from say, 50mhz to 70 to 80 mhz, you might need to reboot your computer for this to work. Once done all should be well.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
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