Monitor display's gone all wonky
February 6, 2006 12:21 PM Subscribe
My monitor started going light then dark, and now it's settled on a bit of both: in broad lines, according to whatever's darkest on that line, across any program showing.
posted by Tuwa to computers & internet (9 answers total)
That is, images open in Photoshop show dark lines across what should be white if a text document is also open and showing, with text on that line. Moving the text editor window up and down moves the lines over the image in the background.
I may not have explained it well, so there are some digicam shots of it here:
and screenshot #2
I'm using win2000 and a six-year-old Dell M991 monitor which may have finally bit the dust. I first tried booting into safe mode (no change, and none expected, since the startup screen is showing this same behavior); then I tried reinstalling the monitor, reinstalling the video card, and resetting the monitor to factory defaults.
So ... any ideas what's gone wrong, and how to troubleshoot it? I'm obviously well out of the three-year warranty but I'd like to avoid dropping another $200+ on a monitor if possible (though I know a new monitor might be the only solution).