Help me fix an intermittent monitor fault
October 13, 2013 2:12 AM Subscribe
My husband and I bought two monitors a little over 12 months ago. They worked just fine for 6 months when his developed an intermittent fault. Essentially, the screen abruptly goes static-y and weird, and horrible noise comes out the speakers - I guess it should be described as interference. None of the controls work and it has to be powered down and back on again. Two months after his started going wrong, mine did too - exactly the same way.
posted by ninazer0 to computers & internet (8 answers total)
The monitors are both Kogan brand (never again!!) LED 24 inch dual use tv/monitors and both were running in VGA mode at 1980x1020 @ 60hz (the only option they seemed to have) when the problems started . He is running a linux box and mine is windows. He has a second monitor (Samsung, no problems) and I have just this one. Neither of us have changed anything in our setups, our office OR our house between them working perfectly to when the fault started.
Things that we've tried:
- changing power supplies
- changing cables (running VGA, tried HDMI)
- changing power points, power boards and power cables
- dusting, cleaning, and re-seating all the plugs and cables
Mine started to fail less frequently for some reason when I unplugged everything and replugged it, but - after the power-supply in my case blew and had to be replaced - everything's back to shit again and no amount of fiddling seems to help.
Kogan's help desk hasn't and I am loathe to shelve two otherwise perfectly good (although cheap!) monitors and buy a third.
Can anyone suggest what is happening and what I can try to fix it? I'll try animal sacrifice at this point if you think it might help.