What causes lines like this in a monitor?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by triggz, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. triggz

    triggz New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    Messages:
    3,446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    34°0′00N 86°0′00W
    I got a free 21" CRT, the picture is nice except bright colors (particularly menu items like below) have strange lines shooting to the right. They follow the image around, the lines arent in a static position. The dark background looks perfect :confused: Solid white screen looks good too, google at 2048x1528 on a 21" is clean.

    Any ideas? I tried a different cable/degausing..

    [​IMG]
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    hard to tell with that pic... can you draw an error to the anomoly you see?
     
  3. triggz

    triggz New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    Messages:
    3,446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    34°0′00N 86°0′00W
    Look after each item listed on the device manager, see the bright white bar that fades to the right? That turns to transparent black all the way across the monitor and follows the window around if i drag it.
     
  4. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    o, bad crt?

    fuck I hate crts. LCD4Life.
     
  5. savi

    savi eh OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Messages:
    636
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Perth, Australia
    try dropping resolution and refresh rate back down one notch. if its up too high it might be fucking the tube.

    or upgrade to an LCD
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    19,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just get an LCD. CRTs are totally obsolete nowadays.
     
  7. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    4,861
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    I know what you're talking about. I started getting this when a video card started to die, but even after replacing it with something completely new I still had it slightly.
    And I had a similar card. It looks like it says you have a nVidia GF4 MX4000. Mine was a nVidia GF 4 MX440, before that it was a TNT2 M64.
    Even when I tried it a different monitor it was there.

    I don't remember if it went away over time or I just got so use to it that I ignored it or it went away when I got my next card FX5700 LE or maybe when I later did a clean install of the OS with the latest drivers at the time.


    What you could try is this. Have the latest nVidia drivers on hand that support your card. Get DriverCleanerPro.
    In the Device Manger uninstall the card drivers. Restart into SafeMode.
    Run DriverCleanerPro to clean out the nVidia video drivers.
    While still in SafeMode start reinstalling the latest nVidia drivers, which will ask you to restart so do so and let it go back into normal mode.

    No promises it'll work, but it shouldn't hurt anything either.
     

Share This Page