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10 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Do you have a setting in your monitors options to reset all setting to Factory Specifications Or Default?

You mentioned you think you changed a setting which caused this.

ASsuming the monitor itself is good:
If all 4 edges are bowed in or out, adjust the pincushion to set them back normally.

The easiest thing to do however is reset to default, and adjust from there, if you are unsure exactly what all you have changed.

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10 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional

One thing I've noticed is that when I move one side of an open window towards the middle of the screen, the curve straightens, and when I move it towards, say, the left side (all the way), the curve/straight line (depending on the position) starts to curve outwardly (from an inner curve to an outer one).
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10 Aug 2010   #13
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64

Have you got a Degauss button ? If so press that. It'll make your screen appear to shake.
You then need to adjust your pincushion settings (the one at -51 I'm guessing, first).

Degaussing is the process of decreasing or eliminating an unwanted magnetic field.
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10 Aug 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional

Wishmaster, everything is on default. The resolution has improved but the problem persists.

I guess that means I need a new monitor?
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10 Aug 2010   #15

Windows 7 Professional

Lasy B, I just tried that. Pincushion doesn't do anything. Pincushion balance, on the other hand, just screws things up even more.

I think I need a new monitor. Thanks for all your help, everyone!
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10 Aug 2010   #16


Your monitor is pretty old, and by your description, sounds like it's about to fail.. I've seen the same kind of thing on other monitors and TVs. But, until you try connecting a different monitor to see if the problem persists you won't know for sure. The good news is CRT monitors can be had almost free ($5-$25) these days if you check some of your local computer shops. Don't go to a big box store, just find a place that sells used computers.

My recommendation is to go ahead and get a new monitor anyway. Even if it turns out there's nothing wrong with the one you have and it's another issue, like insufficient power to your graphics card, it never hurts to have a spare on lying around.. or better yet.. just use both of them.
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