Sounds like one of the problems mentioned in the trouble shooting section of my monitors manual. This is what it said:
One of the monitors I had suffered this problem along with 3 huge scratches down the screen after been damaged in shipping. The convergence was also off on that screen. I tried to fix the vertical lines by placing a white box over the affected area. Got bored after 20mins and they were still visible. I didn't care anyway as it was going back due to the scratches.
Thin vertical black lines on one or both sides of the screen.
This minor condition is caused by grille element overlap which can occur during shipping.
Position an open white window over the affected area of the screen and maxmise the brightness and contrast controls. This will cause localized heating of the overlap which will clear in a few minutes. Be sure to readjust the brightness and contrast controls back to the normal viewing levels after this procedure.
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[This message has been edited by daveg (edited 12-02-2001).]
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