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Strange monitor flaw

Q: Strange monitor flaw

This is a minor quirk I've lived with for years on my XO PC but it's become worse in Win 10.

My Ilyama Prolite E2403WS 24" monitor is set to its recommended resolution of 1920 x 1200, and naturally that's supposed to be located at (0,0). But in XP it was always at (-4,-4) and its size was 1928 x 1208. In Win 10 it's at (-8,-8) and size is 1936 x 1216.

Any thoughts on the undelying cause please? And - although I'm very doubtful after my research - a possible cure?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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Preferred Solution: Strange monitor flaw

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Dell engineers have appeared to have overlooked a setup on the new m5510 precision laptop.  Originally found on a laptop and pro support was going to send out a new motherboard and lcd, however I reproduced the same scenario on another brand new m5510.

If you hookup an external monitor to the laptop via the built in hdmi port and than in windows configure that as your primary (disabling the laptop screen).  Also turn off windows action to sleep when you close the lid.  Now close the lid to use the laptop as a 'docked' computer with the external monitor and mouse/keypad.   This will function fine, however once you try to 'restart windows' here is where the bios is not functioning correctly.

The laptop will shutdown and a white Dell log will popup on the external monitor and stay there.  Than the LED on the leading edge of the laptop will begin to flash an error sequence (2x amber followed by 7x white and repeat).  I am told that sequence references a defective LCD.  The LCD works fine, all diagnostics pass.

The problem appears to be that the computer/bios is not properly recognizing that the external monitor is hooked up (despite it showing the dell logo) and is throwing this error fault haulting boot to the OS.  With the lid closed the built in LCD is deactivated, but the external is definately there the whole time.

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A:Precision M5510 External monitor (primary) & lid closed software/bios design flaw

I have the same problem, I have seen the 2x Amber followed by 7x white many times. I tried a Dell TB15 dock only to find it even more buggy. I returned it, awaiting the supposed TB16.
Question is, is Dell going to do anything about it? Do they even test things like this before releasing new firmware?
Did you ever find a solution qwerytfsadg?

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When I turn my PC on, my monitor comes on but I get no picture.

I have to wait until Windows 7 reaches the log-in screen (by listening for the sound) then turn the monitor off and on again, then it works fine.

I've tried this with another monitor and it's exactly the same.

What can cause this?

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Hi there:

I've been having dotted horizontal lines on my monitor for awhile now( see attached picture). Those are more visable when playing games like Flight Simulator.

I even changed my cable to DVI ,and upgraded video card ( nVIDIA GeForce GTX280) to the latest drivers.

What you think those could be? I know it's not overheating. Could it be a bad video card or monitor?

I have Windows Vista x64 on an Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58 motherboard with 12GB RAM and an Intel i7 Extreme processor 965 with a Sceptre widescreen 22" monitor and a Thermaltake V1 cooling Fan with 800 watts power supply.

Any help is appreciated...

Thanks, Kaue.

A:Strange lines on monitor

I don't see anything.

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If i just slightly lift up right corner of laptop or the right side of it, a bunch of long, rectangular sections show up. The rectangles are about 10 mm in height, length about 2 inches. The computer freezes when this happens, have to shut it down. Start it up again, without moving laptop at all, will run fine for 20 mins. or so, then will get blue screen, windows shutting down. I`ve troubleshooted for 7 days now, can`t figure it out.

A:strange monitor problem, help!!!!

It sounds like a short in the case IMO. But please do this with the BSOD info:

Upload Dump Files:
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service (not RapidShare as the analysts usually can't download from it) - then post the link to it.
Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDump

Also, please provide this report:

Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.

If you're having difficulties with the format, please open an ele... Read more

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The Compaq laptop with windows 7 starts up with a black screen, as soon as I start it up it will start the cooling fan but the screen does nothing but just a black screen. Before this happend, I was playing minecraft and then left it and when I came back the computer had automaticly locked, I tried to put my password in then it would not let me type, no keys would come up. I then put down the laptop lid then when I lifted it up again and it just was a black screen, I tried to startup again but still black screen. It is really odd. Do you think it is stuck in hibernation or something?


A:Strange Startup - Monitor

Hi itsmei,

It could be the Power Plan Settings. Try changing them; it might help.
Power Plan Settings - Change

Hope this helps,

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my monitor seems to have these colored dots around my screen and black smuges (shown in the attached pics) and the dots are in them. I heard the dots could be stuck pixels but idk how to fix them (Or even if its that) and sometimes text seems to like shiver

A:Monitor acting strange


Is your contrast set to high at all?

Also if you graphics card hot at all?
I think it could be the monitor acting up. How old is it?


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I have a 6 month old iiyama 17" monitor which has just
started to randomly switch into a blank-screen mode
(you can hear the monitor "mode-click") - possibly a
power saving mode? The power light stays on, but the
image only comes back if you switch off and on again.

As the monitor warms up, the screen blanks more
and more frequently (seconds), and even blanks
during the machine BIOS boot stage (so it isn't
windows). I have tried it with a second video card,
and even a second machine, and its definitely the

Now obviously the monitor is still under guarentee, but
the previous monitor I had (different brand) did exactly
the same thing after about 4 years. Is this horrible
coincidence, or is there something more sinister that
might be affecting the monitor?

A:Strange monitor problems ...

Hi swarr

Yes it sounds like the monitor is going bad. You might want to get a surge supressor for your AC line if you don't have one. But you probably just got a bad monitor. At least its still under warranty!

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Hey all, I attached a pic of what my monitor looks like. It looks like this at all the startup screens also. It will stay like this for about 15 mins, then return to normal. I have tried reloading and getting the newest drivers for the graphics card and monitor, also tried it on my other computer. Other monitors work on both computers just fine. It makes a high pitched noise when the screen is jumbled like that, so I am thinking it may be a component problem. Of course it went out of warranty about 2 weeks before this happened so technical support was denied. Thanks for looking, any guesses?

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JWeber said:

Hey all, I attached a pic of what my monitor looks like. It looks like this at all the startup screens also. It will stay like this for about 15 mins, then return to normal. I have tried reloading and getting the newest drivers for the graphics card and monitor, also tried it on my other computer. Other monitors work on both computers just fine. It makes a high pitched noise when the screen is jumbled like that, so I am thinking it may be a component problem. Of course it went out of warranty about 2 weeks before this happened so technical support was denied. Thanks for looking, any guesses?Click to expand...

They all made high pitch noises when the display is like that, in typical newer monitors they simply just go blank with nothing at all or a typical message "out of range".

Leaving it like that slightly too long will often blow out the monitors permanently. Check your video cable for poor connection, loosen, or broken pins. Hacked video BIOS also often screwed-up video outs just like that.

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I'm using this TV http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-LC22DV17UT-22-Inch-Built-In-Player/dp/B002RZCHF2 as a monitor. I just got it for free from my girlfriend while she's away and am using the VGA cable from my old PC monitor to connect it to my PC and the color just seems off and the picture is grainy. I've tried finding a setting on my computer and using the settings on the TV to get it right but it's just not working out. It is called a Generic Non-PNP monitor but i've set it to the maximum resolution based on the model. Do I need an HDMI cable or is it something else?

A:Quality looks strange using my new TV as a monitor.

Many TV's make poor monitors. You should be using a 1366x768 as your resolution. An HDMI cable may not improve the quality, VGA is perfectly fine for such uses, and even the recommended PC input on many TV's.

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Recently got a 19” LCD Monitor (Neovo F419), and ran into a problem with way Word2000 looks.
I usually set all margins on the standard 8.5x11” paper at one inch (the “Gutter”—whatever that is—is set at zero inches), and between the right margin scrollbar and the edge of the text there is a gap of about 5.25 inches. Is such a space normal with this size and larger monitors?

Fonts generally used are Bookman Old Style (Much easier to read than Times New Roman), Georgia, and Times New Roman—all at font size 12.

Currently running monitor at 1024x768, 32-bit color, & 60 Hz Refresh, though I can use 75Hz., have tried it at the full 1280x1024 setting, but desktop & Word2000 fonts look like they’re about size 6 (maybe less?) so I use 1024x768.

A:NEW MONITOR -- Now WORD2000 looks strange

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My monitor is as old as my PC (about 3-4 years old), and as Microsoft has available updates I download and install those. But over the past year my monitor's been acting crazy.. I have to turn the contrast ALL the way up, and the brightness ALL the way down, and even then everything is way too bright. Black pages don't look black, but dark navy blue or dark brown, and I can see the edges of internet images because of the color difference.

Any clues? It's driving me absolutely nuts.

A:Strange monitor behavior

Either the monitor or your graphics card is showing their age via loss of colour.Installing another monitor will determine which is causing the problem but my monies on the monitor.

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Hello, i'm back with another problem.

my new monitors ViewSonic VA912 and Digimate L1916 are getting quite strange. especially the Viewsonic one. when itry to use them together(NVIDIA 7300GT agp) i use DVI for my digimate and D-sub for the viewsonic one. the digimate works good, all the times and when both monitors are plugged, but the problem:

when i press ON button to power Comp, my digimate works, viewsonic dosen't. when the windows loading screen starts, my viewsonic appears to work. when the windows loading ends, its getting off again and beeping all the time! while the digimate is working properly. so what's the deal?

P.S. the first time i plugged both the viewsonic worked very good, but when the screen saver came, i couldn't take it on again(it stucked on the screen saver) while the digimate works just fine. the digimate is set to monitor 1 and viewsonic set to 2.

Thanks for help!


A:My monitor is acting strange

Did you figure this out?

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Hey guysmy dad has installed some kind of passive monitor on my computer that has a keylogger and monitors all of my processes. he is also able to block processes and websites from working. i consider myself pretty tech savvy but i cannot seem to be able to reveal what he has installed. i cant figure out wat it is called and there are no new processes in my task manager. so i did a hijack this scan to see if maybe that would pick it up. i know that it is not 023 blue coat k9 web protection...that is something else that i have already figured out how to bypass. so see if u guys can find anything out of the ordinary. thanks in advance!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:37:38 AM, on 1/19/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceSe... Read more

A:Strange Activity Monitor

Hello soulshardWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================If your dad put the software on the computer why would he want you to remove it?

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Hi everyone.

I have a question, if can please help.

Monitor : L222WS Flatron 22 inch
Graphic Card : 8800 GT
Resolution : 1680x1050

I newly bought this computer and all with it and few days ago every time i started up computer icons on the far left side of monitor are kind of moved more to left, like outside the monitor. I tried to do manual adjustment and that didn't work either. Also the icons are visible behind left black part of the screen (not the darkest black, some dark gray).

2nd problem is that when i put my mouse cursor to that far left side of the monitor and if i slide up and down on the gray area, the black line follows cursor trough all the screen. I managed to solve this problem by changing settings to 1440x900 resolution and then reapply 1680x1050.

If anyone know how to fix this issues i would really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

A:LCD monitor & strange line

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A friend of mine has a computer which when the monitor is turned off then on again while the computer is running, makes the button section of the monitors picture wobble... When the computer is restarted the picture is fine. The computer and monitor are both Compaq, the only thing that I can think of that may be causing this is when the monitor is turned off then on again that it isn't intializing or something proplery, then when the system is restarted it might be recieveing a signal from the video card... I dunno... Any suggestions?

A:Strange Monitor Problem

I turn my monitor off quite frequently at night because it is in my bedroom and never had that problem. First I would look for updated drivers then check to see if the refresh rate may be too high. May have to check the manual to see what the refresh rate should be set at.

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Hello everyone. I have a problem that has been making me scratch my head for the last few hours.
I have a triple monitor setup so I will usually have a few things going at once - and one of these things include watching game streams on Twitch.tv. Earlier today I noticed this strange glitch on the top left corner of my middle monitor, but then it would disappear when I moved my mouse around a bit. After a lot of trial and error it seems to only appear when I have a stream from Twitch.tv open because otherwise I can't recreate the issue. When I have a stream going it comes and goes and flashes sometimes, but as soon as I close the stream the issue goes away and I can't seem to get it to happen again. I've tried reinstalling Adobe Flash, Firefox, my GPU drivers, none of which seem to do anything special.
Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated. I am honestly dumbfounded. If any additional information is required then please feel free to ask and I will provide to the best of my ability. Thanks.

A:Strange monitor glitch?

[off the wall]
Check with twitch.tv to see that your setup is TOTALLY compatible with their feed.
Your troubleshooting appears to eliminate anything else. Be sure your drivers are current.
Keep us posted

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Hey, new to the forums lol, anyway >

A while ago my laptop screen cracked, it got sent away to be repaired, and i got it back about a month ago, something seemed strange, everything had shrunk :S like all the icons task bar etc, and it wasnt the resolution either, the size of those things seems to have returned to normal, however, when i run a full screen game (or anything else for that matter that uses fullscreen) the program resolution is reduced to a tiny block in the middle of the screen, and changing the run by 640x480 or whatever in the properties makes no difference, i've tried updating the Nvidia drivers but with no luck, this as you can guess is getting really annoying -_- when i decide to play Biohazard i cant play properly due to it being SO small, its like this with every full screen app (apart from Tomb Raider which i edited the resoultion for the program using the "-setup" command on a shortcut, but for other things like Biohazard (Yes, i am able to play this on W7 of course with the usual problems) or most other things i cant change the resolution, can anyone help?

(Also, i would take a screenshot but it will only take the part of the screen the game is actually on, obviously)


A:Strange monitor problem

I really hate to do this.. but.. bump

EDIT - I managed to take a picture of the screen with my phone (sorry for the Low Q) its like that with every fullscreen app, updating drivers doesnt help either,


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I have these strange colors on my monitor,..i can get into my bios,..and it will boot into my signup page for windows xp pro,..admin.,..but then it boots off and i get this strange colors appearing on my monitor.
I have tested the monitor out on a other computer and it is fine there,.. could this be video card related or motherboard??

Asus A7N8X Motherboard
Asus Ti 4800 Video Card

A:Strange colors on my monitor!!!

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Monitor goes blank sometimes for no apparent reason. The LCD light starts flashing like its in sleep mode and the only way to get it to come back on is to force a reboot (only happens while gaming). I have updated all drivers and there is no system crash when this happens. If you have any ideas PLEASE let me know

pc is home built.
amd athlon 2.8 duel core black chip
asus m3n72-d mootherboard
geforce 9600 graphics card
2 gigs ddr2
500 gig sata drive
Samsung Syncmaster 210t monitor

A:Monitor acting strange, please help

Try another monitor for testing. This will help determine if it is the monitor or the computer

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I woke up this morning and my monitor won't work. I checked the connections and nothing. I hooked another monitor up to the computer and it works fine. Then I hooked the "bad" one to another computer and it works fine on that computer. What would be causing this? I've run a virus scan and disk check and nothing is wrong there. The "bad" monitor comes out of power save mode (yellow light turns green) when you move the mouse just like it should but the screen stays black. You can hear it make the staticy noise and hear the power kick in like it should. I tried hooking the "bad" monitor up with both the normal cable and R, G, B, Bl, Wh connection and neither work on my computer (but they both work on another PC).

A:Strange Monitor Problem

Does it show your POST (Power On Self Test) & the Windows startup screens ?
If its just the desktop not showing , it could be a refresh rate problem or the resolution of your desktop is set to high to be displayed by your monitor.

Wow Spell Checker didn't find any mistakes

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the monitor on my laptop dims when it's unplugged from the mains, obviously to conserve power. but now it does the opposite, it gets brighter when it is unplugged and dims when it's plugged in.

please, if you're going to answer can you give me step by step instructions as i am not fully competent with computers.



A:laptop monitor is doing something strange

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I did a clean install of XP Pro on my old box.

17 inch Sceptre Monitor - currently set up for 800X600 @ 60Hz

When the computer boots up the monitor does not immediately show a picture. It never did this with Win98 SE, and I don't remember this issue starting until recently (about 1 week ago). I have been running XP on this box for several months. I have not added new hardware/software or changed any monitor settings prior to the issue's start. The only change I have made to this box is installing a Linksys 4Port Router on Wednesday night between my new box and this old one. But, the problem had begun before this installation.

This is not a terrible problem, more of an annoyance that I would like to straighten out. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this? Could this monitor just be crappin' out?

Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone!

A:Strange Monitor Behavior

We have about 17 of those Sceptres left at work. Everyone of them are exhibiting the behavior that you are describing some to a worse degree than others. The one I am using takes about 15 minutes after being turned on before I can use it.

We have several that take over 30 minutes and then kind of fade in and out for about 15 or 20 minutes. They have been exhibiting this behavior for about a year now, getting progressively worse. We have 6 crap out totally on us. 2 not turning on at all, 1 never showing a picture ever, 2 lost the blue guns, and 1 had such a bad misconvergence that you could no longer read 10 point text without squinting.

These things have not been the best I have ever had, I would keep an eye on it and when you can go ahead and replace it.

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I'm not sure if anyone else has this kind of problem, but let me explain it...

Ok I have a 22" VGA Multiscan E500 Sony Trinitron monitor. This monitor has worked really great for me ever since I got it about 5 years ago... up until now, anyway.

I'm not sure what is causing this, but recently my monitor has been showing funky lines going across the screen. Sometimes they are diagonal, sometimes they are straight. Sometimes there are just a few lines, and sometimes there are a lot.

And this isn't even the only problem...

The other thing is that whenever I turn the monitor on, the screen-size adjustment settings are all screwed up and the screen is either pushed too far to the left or too far to the right or both, or pushed too far up or pushed too far down. Every time I log onto my computer and flip my monitor on, I have to mess with the little screen adjustment buttons under the monitor to fix it again.

This is REALLY annoying me to the point where I just wanna throw this thing out the window and rip my hair out.

Believe me, if I could afford a new monitor right now, I'd just go out and buy one and give this one to my little bro, but I can't afford it at the moment.

Does anyone possibly know what is causing my monitor to do these crazy annoying things?

Please let me know if you have ever had this problem or know how to fix it or if you have any other ideas about it.

Thanks a lot for your time and thanks for reading this.

A:Strange Monitor Problem

Good Evening NeoBix , It sounds like your monitor has some kind of problem, but the easiest method of determination would be to try it on another machine.
Cheers, qldit.

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I wasn't sure where to post this at. hope its the right place

My monitor has been acting strange for a while, now its starting to get worse.
It flickers and jumps , almost like if you had a twitch in your eye. Is this weird or what?
Is my monitor going bad?

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The monitor picture is fuzzy,color bleeds and the entire picture screen has a pink tint.
It is a new 19 screen. The standard stuff already has been messed with to fix it but it remains fuzzy.
Appreciate the help.

A:Monitor is doing strange things

What is the standard stuff...refresh rates
etc. If the moniter is new try it on another machine and see how it works. If it has same prob. I would take it back.

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I was called in to take a look at a 5 yr old Gateway Performance 600, P-III,
loaded w/ Windows 98se. I got the serial # and got the list from Gateway
for the original package. I went prepared and took a new video card thinking
it's probably the problem. It belongs to a 60 Yr old woman that doesn't really
use it much. But she does turn it on and leave it on all day.
The Monitor has strange lines (like horizontal bands of darker color).
I replaced the video card, no change. I tried 2 different monitors, still
the same. Oh, I brought it home and hooked it up to one of mine, it's
the same, so it's not electrical/magnetic field interference.

Any Ideas?

A:Strange coloration & lines on the monitor

was the machine on surge protection? try adjusting your refresh rates in windows. are the lines present before windows loads (in the bios screen for example)?

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Not sure if this is a premature image burn or what, but for a long time now I've had this strange white contrast issue on the centre, and right hand side of my monitor. It's not really a big deal, unless I'm doing something with a dark background it becomes noticeable.

This is a particular issue in gaming as when it's night in time, it appear lighter than usual. Making it a immersive breaking element.
But I'm really not sure what is the issue, nor what caused it. Like I said, it appears to be a premature image burn but when the monitor is off, it's completely clear. Which is leading me to speculate it might be a hardware issue.
Anyway, I hope that this is understandable to someone here as it's plagued the back of my mind for a while now, and nobody has managed to give me a answer.
My monitor is a AOC 2436Swa - 23.6" - widescreen and I've had it for a year, and kept good care of it.


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Hey there guys.. So my monitor started making these strange noises... Maybe they existed before (I used to hear something, but couldn't figure out what was making it), but now they are just crazy.
I've attached a recording. You can clearly hear that appart from the white noise there is also some strange scribbly-wobbly-rusty noise.

When does it happen: as soon as I launch an application that requires elements to be constantly redrawn (games, modeling apps, etc...). I experience this thing even when resizing/minimizing windows (not always, though)

The monitor is a Philips 244E and the sound comes from a Asus H87-Plus motherboard

The recording

Update 1: Connecting the mon with HDMI completely removed the sound issue... But i'm still concerned why does such stuff happen with the DVI + 3.5mm setup.. A solution / explanation is still greatly appreciated.

A:Monitor making strange noises

Audio processing noise. And as you state "+ 3.5mm setup", I assume you are using the internal speakers, so it's either the computer audio chipset (analog output), the cable, or the monitor analog input (and audio chipset).

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First off, hi everyone. I'm new but I'm glad to be here.

Anyway, this is my issue. Whenever I turn on my monitor, I find my resolution gets changed to 1280x1024 instead of my native 1440x900. This happened with the latest nVidia driver, the older nVidia drivers, and the built-in Microsoft driver. I couldn't get my native resolution back unless I rebooted the machine entirely. This bug has gotten under my skin to the point where I went back to using Vista, which I didn't want since despite that issue, Windows 7 was a treat to use. Does anybody know why this keeps happening? My video card is an eVGA GeForce 9800GTX+ and my monitor is a Gateway 19 inch FPD1975WH if that helps. Thanks, everybody.

A:Strange resolution bug in 7100 x64 (monitor?)

Did you set the resolution from the Windows settings or the nVidia control panel?


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My XP desktop (see full description below) has always had an occasional issue with video. Specifically, after it is powered on (has been off all night), the text and icons on the monitor (a Samsung SyncMaster T220) "squiggle". That is, they move constantly like they're nervous, and sometimes the screen actually goes black and comes back on like it's trying to fix itself, but it's never able to. The only way to fix the problem is a reboot, which works every time.

The graphics "board" is Nvidia and is built into the mobo. Drivers are up to date.

Anyone know what's causing this?

A:Solved: Strange movement on my monitor

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I've been having this problem for a while now, and I really want to get to the bottom of it.

The flicker takes the form of narrow vertical shadows moving across the screen horizontally. It isn't particularly noticeable on lighter backgrounds, but on a darker screen, it's really distracting. I notice it most when play Minecraft (in dark areas) and at darker scenes during DVD playback.

I thought it might be that the monitor isn't getting enough power - there's my PC, an external HDD, surround sound speaker system and two lamps running off the same power supply - but I plugged it into a different supply, and still had the same problem.

One thing which might be causing it: the cable the monitor was supplied with is a European two-pin, rather than a UK three-pin, and I'm having to use an adaptor.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

A:Strange constant flicker on LCD Monitor - help?!

If you are up to it, I would take apart the LCD and check the capacitors, you may just find a leaking or bulging capacitor which can be easily replaced, if you are into soldering.

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well.. my monitor shows the images as normal, but its like its waay too blue and there is flickering sometimes. I think its because of my video card (a two year old Radeon 9100, wich runs without a fan because its broken) or maybe there is something wrong with my monitor? I have no idea. It would be nice if anyone had any thoughts about this and how i could fix it.

Don't worry about this people, i fixed it.

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i did a reformat of my computer.

since the last time i reformatted about 6 months ago, i changed my monitor(to one that was manufactured in 1996). i had no problems.

after i finished doing a reformat today(im on a different computer now),the monitor shows multiple WIndows Xp desktops,like 5-15! all kind of scratchy so i can barely make out the screens.
i booted into safe mode,there is no problem, a normal WINDOWS XP desktop appears. i did a "add harware" search in safe mode, came back negative.

A:After reformatting computer,Monitor being strange!

sharky said:

i did a reformat of my computer.

since the last time i reformatted about 6 months ago, i changed my monitor(to one that was manufactured in 1996). i had no problems.

after i finished doing a reformat today(im on a different computer now),the monitor shows multiple WIndows Xp desktops,like 5-15! all kind of scratchy so i can barely make out the screens.
i booted into safe mode,there is no problem, a normal WINDOWS XP desktop appears. i did a "add harware" search in safe mode, came back negative.Click to expand...

the safe mode thing could be a clue, and indicate a driver problem, if you have a video card try uninstalling it completely and reinstalling. Go to device manager in safe mode and remove video driver, shut down and reboot see if you can get into windows then.

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I have a Packard Bell Viseo 200WS, 20" TFT LCD display, with 1600x900 resolution at 60 Hz. When I switch it on, the power light comes on, but usually (80% of the time) there is no picture from the desktop computer, just a blank screen. If I wait anywhere from 1 to 45 minutes, the picture may suddenly appear and I can log in as normal (on Windows 7). Once the picture appears, everything works as normal and I can use the computer for hours without a problem. Once the monitor is turned off, the same problem usually follows when I try to turn it on again.

As a test, I turned the monitor off when I was watching a movie. When I turned the monitor on again I got the blank screen, but the sound was intermittent, repeatedly coming on for a short 1 second burst before turning off again (the speakers are part of the monitor). It seems as if this problem revolves around some power connector flickering back and forth, although it's strange that when it starts working properly, there is never a problem.

I have tried updating the graphics (Geforce 9200) and monitor drivers, but this seems to be a hardware issue. I will try switching the power and monitor<-->desktop cables for the ones on my Dad's comp. Any ideas, on the problem and how I can fix it?

A:Solved: Strange monitor problem

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I'm having a persistent monitor flicker problem. The machine is a P2 celeron with 300+ mb of RAM running windows 98; monitor is a KDS "visual sensations"

To eliminate possibilities, the following remedies have already been tried without success:
- moved the monitor away from the cpu to see if it was caused by electrical interference by the cooling fan
- checked the area for electronic/electric devices that might cause interference
- tried the monitor on a different computer; it worked fine
- tried a different monitor on this computer, it flickered also
- fooled with the video display settings & refresh rate.

The strange part about this is that it appears to be somehow related to the peripherals - when the machine is just sitting there, it barely flickers, but when you use the key board or mouse (especially the mouse) the problem becomes very pronounced.

Anyone else experience a problem of this type before?

Thanks in advance!

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I have Windows XP, the monitor is a Plug & Play NVIDIA Ge Force4 MX420. Last night, as I sat and watched, the picture began widening in tiny increments over about a 30 second period until it was about 20% oversized horizontally, but it was OK vertically. It was normal in SAFE mode, so I eventually found the refresh rate was at 75 Hz. Resetting to 60 Hz got the picture size back to normal, so I presume that's correct, but now I have a problem I still can't solve. The edges of the picture are perfectly straight, fit the screen normally, but everything on the screen gets smaller toward the sides. Round objects are vertical ovals at the edges, normal in the middle. After a reboot, the picture is normal on the black screen with the Windows logo. The moment it goes to the blue startup screen, the problem reappears. No amount of fiddling with the manual controls or monitor settings helps. Resolution is currently at 800 X 600, color quality at 32 bits, DPI 96. I have tried changing everything I can think of with no improvement. This may just be coincidence, but the first time I rebooted after the problem appeared, Windows downloaded 9 updates before it would shut down. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Solved: Strange monitor problem

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I'm having some problems with my new monitor that I bought today. It's a 19" LCD from AOC, model 912Vwa. I've installed all the needed drivers and configured all ok, but I'm still having a problem since I pluged it on the VGA port. All the things on the screen have some very strange sub-pixels, that are very annoying. As you can see on this pictures that I've took:
Click on them to enlarge

My PC Information:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Processador Intel Pentium II, x86 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2039 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 35997 MB, Free - 15470 MB; D: Total - 116620 MB, Free - 683 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., 945GCM-S2L, ,
Antivirus: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 100901-1], Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Best Regards,
Nathan Paulino Campos

A:Strange Sub-Pixels At My 19" Monitor

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Hi. I'm new to the Bleepingcomputer forums, but I have heard from various places that you all are the best at what you do. I finally decided to join when a problem arose that I (being rather adept with computers myself) could not find an answer to. So here it is:Recently, I suddenly became infected with some kind of malware. What that is, I have yet to figure out. my HJT logs and SS&D scans turned up nothing out of the oridinary, but I am experiencing many of the symptoms of adware (i.e. google links being redirected, etc). All of this, plus I'm blue screening once every 10-15 minutes (this is my 2nd time writing this). This was all something I normally would have fixed on my own, but then the following started occuring. Up in the top right area of my screen is this red outline of a rectangle that seems to have superimposed itself there. I think this is too coincidental to be a monitor problem, but it didn't happen until 6-12 hours after the initial malware symptoms arose. here's a screenshot of what it looks like (pardon my friends and I in IRC) http://i44.tinypic.com/537682.jpgI hope someone can walk me through both problems. Thanks in advance

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Hi WarVet,Do you mean the red patch like a fuzzy frame around an empty rectangulare space?You posted to us on the 4th of July. Did you note the day this first appeared?Please do the following scans. After we look at those, I may ask you to follow this with a rootkit scan.Step 1: ATF CleanerIf you're running XP, please run ATF cleaner according to the following instructions. If you're using Vista, right-click on the icon and select "run as Administrator".Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Step 2: MalwareBytesPlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.MalwareBytesMBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Tempor... Read more

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I have had this monitor for about 2 and a half years now, and it has always run perfectly (samsung 931bf flat panel 19") Recently though, whenever it goes into power save mode, it sometimes starts beeping. I have always had it set to enter power save after 5-10 minutes and never heard all these beeps before. It seems to happen when the light blinks, but sometimes it just has random beeping, or no beeping at all. I have no clue what is wrong with it. Any ideas?

A:Strange monitor beeping issues..

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I've been having a strange sleep issue with my monitor on one of my systems. It's currently running 14946 and this problem has been happening since I first installed Windows 10, around the end of may on this new kit.

The computer is an Intel NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK - Skull Canyon

The computer is brand new, the monitor is about a year older (an Auria 27"), and did not exhibit the problem when I used the monitor on a different computer with Windows 10. I have a different model Auria 27" that also does not have any problem.

I'm using the DisplayPort output with a displayport cable to the monitor.

The actual problem is that the monitor "Wakes" from sleep every 3-5 minutes, then goes back to sleep. If I leave it like this for a day or two, it will eventually lock the monitor up, so that I have to pull the power plug to be able to get it working again.

The PC itself is not waking from sleep, in fact I have Sleep and Hibernation disabled. The monitor is set to go to sleep after 15 minutes.

I've checked the usual Powercfg queries, but it hasn't revealed anything. The chipset is the Intel Iris Pro 580, and i'm using the default driver installed with Windows 10, as the drivers available from Intel are older.

Any suggestions? This is getting a little frustrating.

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Hi all,

Not sure what is going on here.
up until this morning, when I plug in my external display to my laptop and hit F1 it shows up on the big screen.

This morning it wont do this.

If I launch an application, IE a game, then it works fine, but on exiting the game, my laptop returns to desktop, but my external monitor gets "no signal"
Does the same other way around, I currently have no signal on my external monitor, but if I launch an application, then the external monitor wakes up and shows up with a clone of my desktop.

I have not changed any settings since yesterday, so what could be causing this?

Any ideas?


A:External monitor - strange problem.

Does the F1 key perform a secondary function when used with the Fn key?
If yes, it may currently be set to it's secondary function instead of it's primary function (or vice versa).

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Rite, basically I have an LG Flatron 194WT(19" widescreen) using a DVi-D cable to a single BFG 8800GTS OC (550Mhz core, 320mb GDDR3 etc)

.....sounds pretty normal rite? But no! I have a strange issue where the 8800 is outputting a resolution of 1440x900 BUT the screen is displaying 1280x1024!!(found by bringing up the OSD) meaning the screen is all blurred and horrible...even when I change to a lower res (screen isnt supposed to be able to do 1280x1024) the screen still ses "1280x1024":S

wat on earth!

And yes ive updated the drivers for both items, rolled them back, uninstalled them the works....The screen is definately capable of 1440x 900 cos I used to run tht on my old 6600GT....can anyone help?

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Yeah, thats strange. Did you replaced your current monitor with an another one?
Just for testing, to see which component is broken: your video card or your monitor. In this way, you should gather more info and you'll know for sure what to do next.

Also you can do this: right click on your "desktop", "proprieties", "setting" tab, "advanced", "general" tab and there you can change your DPI setting, because you have a pretty big monitor. also you can go to "monitor" tab and change the "screen refresh rate".

Good luck

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When I turn on this pc a box comes up on the monitor saying check signal cable, now I have changed the cable itself and then bought a new cable and still it pops up and reads the same thing, any ideas?

A:emachine strange mess. on monitor

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When I connect the ViewSonic VE150 external monitor I've been using for the last year, I now get the error message "Out of Range 23Hz/18KHz". This is after I get the Acer splash screen and the Windows XP boot up splash screen during startup. The VE150 drivers are correctly installed.

On the settings box, I can apply the check box to extend the desktop to the external monitor successfully, but when I check the "Use this device as the primary monitor" box, the Viewsonic goes black.

Video card in the laptop is Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset, 128 Mb, Intel Video BIOS.

The Acer email tech said “For this error message try booting to Safe Mode and make sure the display resolution is set for 1280x1024 and set the refresh rate to 75Hz.” I tried this, but it didn’t work. Is there a configuration issue of some sort involved here? Any ideas?

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I have an 8800 gt i have to use a dvi converter for my crt vga monitor, if i let the computer go on idle, I usually turn off the monitor, but after i turn it back on the monitor seems to be in standby ( the light is orange, when green means on), it seems like windows is not responding, because i can press the power button and it does not respond, where it would usually shut down, it happens after an indefinable period of time, but always at idle, never in the middle of something, i have my power options to never turn off anything... also when my computer does this the router craps out and i have to restart both my cable modem and router.

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