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  1. #1
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    My display flickers wildly when I boot up.
    Sometimes it lasts until my eyes can't stand looking at it anymore.
    Sometimes all I get is a red and green vertical line in the middle of the screen.
    Other times all is well.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thank you,

    Megaera

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    Please post your system specs and operating system so we can better help you.

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    Look the other way when your system is booting up
    Sory :P
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    [This message has been edited by megaera (edited 03-25-2002).]

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    Have you tried different drivers for your vid card? You can get them here www.guru3d.com/files What mobo/chipset do you have? Do you have the latest AGP drivers?
    Also, have you always had this problem? Or have you changed something recently?
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    [This message has been edited by hat (edited 03-26-2002).]
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    Check ur refresh rate and set it to optimal

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    I have reinstalled all the latest drivers for the vid card, via 4in1 drivers, AGP drivers, set the refresh rate to optimal, and I am still getting the garbled screen sometimes.

    Meg.

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    Does the display ALWAYS flicker when you boot up?
    What monitor is it? (make/model/age)
    Have you tried the monitor on a different computer to see if it does the same thing?
    Have you tried a different VGA cable? If your VGA cable can't be replaced, have you tried wiggling it at the video card and where it connects to the monitor itself when the monitor behaves that way to see if the monitor reacts? If it does, you probably have a bad VGA cable.

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    Monitor is one year old Samsung 700IFT 17 inch flatscreen.
    All connections seem tight, I wiggled the connections at both ends, took them off and re installed them.
    The display is like heat waves coming off the pavement on a hot summers day and once in awhile it goes completely mental then other times its perfect.
    Meg

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    Have you tried the monitor on a different computer? Have you tried a different monitor on your computer? If not, I would recommend that you do so.


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    Sounds like a bad monitor. Get a new one. The prices of nice 19" moniotrs have come down quite a bit.

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    Originally posted by Todd a:
    Sounds like a bad monitor. Get a new one. The prices of nice 19" moniotrs have come down quite a bit.

    Todd a
    You're right it was the monitor but I don't need a new one.
    Through searching Google for monitor troubleshooting I was made aware of a term called "Degaussing."
    I degaussed the monitor and now it works just fine.
    Thanks to everybody who tried to help.

    Cheers,

    Megaera


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