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my monitor has horizontal dark lines

By m_houze ·
Just recently, my monitor started having dark horizontal lines wherever there is text. What is it? Can I do anything about it? If so, what can I do?

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my monitor has horizontal dark lines

by timwalsh In reply to my monitor has horizontal ...

Ther are several possible causes and it will take some experimentation to resolve this.

First, make sure you have the latest drivers installed for your video adapter.

Next, try moving your monitor to a different location on your desk (or maybea different desk). Nearby, strong electromagnetic interference can cause temproray bad effects on a monitor. Is there any nearby eletrical equipment that has a heavy power draw or uses a motor (i.e. portable electric heater or heavy duty fan)? Isthe monitor located next a wall that has high power electrical lines running through it?

If moving the monitor to a different location doesn't resolve the issue, if possible, connect the monitor to a different computer and see if the problem continues. If it does, it is probable that your monitor is failing

If the problem doesn't follow the monitor, if possible, connect a different, known good monitor to your computer to see if the problem continues. If so, it is probable that you have video card problems.

If possible, install a different, know good video card to verify.

Hope this helps.

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my monitor has horizontal dark lines

by pctech In reply to my monitor has horizontal ...

Hi

I would suspect the video card. Video cards handle both text and graphics differently and it sounds like the text part of the video processor has failed or is failing. Try a different video card to verify this.

I hope this helps

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