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Windows 7: What's happening to my screen (image included)?


14 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 
What's happening to my screen (video now included)?

It seems to be doing this more regularly recently. It's done it twice today so far; I'm not playing any games, and it seems to be doing it at random intervals (but it doesn't happen often). This is a static photo of it as it was 'moving around', so to speak [can't explain it].

On a side note which may be related, is that my monitor sometimes adjusts its resolution to something else while still keeping its 1280x1024 res (from what I've read happens from a Google search) - the screen goes blank for a second, the the desktop text looks very slightly blurred/out of focus.

Could my graphics card (or monitor) be on its way out?




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14 Sep 2013   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi Gaz1701, Certainly looks like it's the monitor, have you tried degaussing it? If it has an OSD look down the list for degauss
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14 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

After looking up what 'degauss' means, I haven't got that option on my monitor - mine's a flat screen LCD monitor (albeit pretty old now), so apparently it shouldn't need 'degaussing'
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14 Sep 2013   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Sorry for that Gaz1701 the monitor looked like an old CRT one
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17 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Sorry to bump this up, but does anyone have any ideas as to why it's doing this to a flatscreen monitor? I don't have anything magnetic nearby that could cause this (if that might've been the case)?
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19 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Hi guys, here's a video of it occuring if this helps - available for 7 days from now:
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Could someone at least tell me what it's called when it does this so I can Google it myself (if no-one posts a solution here)?
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19 Sep 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

All I can say is, try a different monitor. Try that monitor on another system. Use a different interface (HDMI instead of DVI, or something similar).

Degausing was a thing when everyone had CRTs because magnets were steering the beams that created your picture. Of course, having magnets in your monitor made the picture tube susceptible to magnetic field variations and the like, necessitating degausing.

Due to the fact that LCD monitors don't have tubes, there is no problem with magnetic fields anymore.
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19 Sep 2013   #8

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I have to agree with PeaB4YouGo.. try another monitor.
What I do know is that if my LCD looked like yours, I'd be shopping for a new one.
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20 Sep 2013   #9

 
 

It's the monitor. Definitely time for a new one.
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21 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Thanks a lot for your advice everyone. I'm definitely more glad it's not the graphics card that's on its way out.

As I don't have that much money to spend, I'll go and have a look for a new one when this one finally bites the dust.
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