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Windows 7: A few thin red lines running up from my pc?

16 Jan 2010   #1
game333

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
A few thin red lines running up from my pc?

I bet it's not dead pixel or something, cause it sometimes appear, not too often.
Sorry I can't take a screenshot from it, cause the screenshot can't seem to take it.

Any comment would be appreciate.
Thanks


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16 Jan 2010   #2
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by game333 View Post
I bet it's not dead pixel or something, cause it sometimes appear, not too often.
Sorry I can't take a screenshot from it, cause the screenshot can't seem to take it.

Any comment would be appreciate.
Thanks
Hi there....


if the screenshot wont duplicate what your seeing, its 100% monitor related.

the panel itself may be on the verge of failing (or at the very least loosing the pixels in question forever), is it always in the same spot..??

how long have you had the monitor, & what is the exact model..??
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16 Jan 2010   #3
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi game333,

In my experience it is most likely that your monitor might be on it's way out, (EDIT - I see skunksmash thinks the same) so check the warranty asap. Other less likely causes could be a dying graphics card, or (if it's a new installation) new drivers or firmware needed for either the graphics card or monitor. It could also be a faulty cable.

Try to test with either a different graphics card, monitor and cable (if you have one or can beg or borrow one) to work out which piece of hardware has the issue. If it's the graphics card that you are testing, remember to be aware of multiple port cards and test all available ports.

Good Luck

Also look up your monitors native resolution on the manufacturers website and set your graphic card to it.
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16 Jan 2010   #4
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Hi game333,

In my experience it is most likely that your monitor might be on it's way out, so check the warranty asap. Other causes could be a dying graphics card, or (if it's a new installation) new drivers or firmware needed for either the graphics card or monitor. It could also be a faulty cable.

Try to test with either a different graphics card, monitor and cable (if you have one or can beg or borrow one) to work out which piece of hardware has the issue. If it's the graphics card that you are testing, remember to be aware of multiple port cards and test all available ports.

Good Luck

Also look up your monitors native resolution on the manufacturers website and set your graphic card too it.
im sure a screenshot would pick up GPU artifacting, its only the monitor directly that'll be able to bypass it...

but its good advice all the same.
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16 Jan 2010   #5
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Hi game333,

In my experience it is most likely that your monitor might be on it's way out, so check the warranty asap. Other causes could be a dying graphics card, or (if it's a new installation) new drivers or firmware needed for either the graphics card or monitor. It could also be a faulty cable.

Try to test with either a different graphics card, monitor and cable (if you have one or can beg or borrow one) to work out which piece of hardware has the issue. If it's the graphics card that you are testing, remember to be aware of multiple port cards and test all available ports.

Good Luck

Also look up your monitors native resolution on the manufacturers website and set your graphic card too it.
im sure a screenshot would pick up GPU artifacting, its only the monitor directly that'll be able to bypass it...

but its good advice all the same.
RE: GPUartifacting - Yep I'm definite it would too. What I was thinking that if the problem was on port heading out, it might behave similar to a cable issue, where the screen prints don't always pick it up (admittedly, a Graphics card failing there would be extremely rare though). I'm with you in that I think the monitor is dying.Lets hope it's under Warranty.
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16 Jan 2010   #6
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Hi game333,

In my experience it is most likely that your monitor might be on it's way out, so check the warranty asap. Other causes could be a dying graphics card, or (if it's a new installation) new drivers or firmware needed for either the graphics card or monitor. It could also be a faulty cable.

Try to test with either a different graphics card, monitor and cable (if you have one or can beg or borrow one) to work out which piece of hardware has the issue. If it's the graphics card that you are testing, remember to be aware of multiple port cards and test all available ports.

Good Luck

Also look up your monitors native resolution on the manufacturers website and set your graphic card too it.
im sure a screenshot would pick up GPU artifacting, its only the monitor directly that'll be able to bypass it...

but its good advice all the same.
RE: GPUartifacting - Yep I'm definite it would too. What I was thinking that if the problem was on port heading out, it might behave similar to a cable issue, where the screen prints don't always pick it up (admittedly, a Graphics card failing there would be extremely rare though). I'm with you in that I think the monitor is dying.Lets hope it's under Warranty.
..... your right, it could well be a port on the monitor or card....or the cable connecting the two..


check these out also..... switch the ports on the back of the card (maybe one of them is not contacting properly), & maybe change the DVI/VGA cable your using.

but failing all we've posted above...a new monitor could be on the horizon.
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16 Jan 2010   #7
game333

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post

im sure a screenshot would pick up GPU artifacting, its only the monitor directly that'll be able to bypass it...

but its good advice all the same.
RE: GPUartifacting - Yep I'm definite it would too. What I was thinking that if the problem was on port heading out, it might behave similar to a cable issue, where the screen prints don't always pick it up (admittedly, a Graphics card failing there would be extremely rare though). I'm with you in that I think the monitor is dying.Lets hope it's under Warranty.
..... your right, it could well be a port on the monitor or card....or the cable connecting the two..


check these out also..... switch the ports on the back of the card (maybe one of them is not contacting properly), & maybe change the DVI/VGA cable your using.

but failing all we've posted above...a new monitor could be on the horizon.
Thanks for all of your comments mate.
It might true that is my monitor case, cause I own this monitor since from 2006 feb.
So I think it would be.
Thanks ya and have a good day.
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