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By StarzgObluex
Mar 14, 2006
  1. there are green dots all over my computer screen.. i dont know how to get rid of them. if anyone knows a way please let me know.
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Hard to say without seeing for ourselves (can you post a screenshot with your system specs?)

    But my first guess would be graphics card's fan (or the card circuitry itself) is caked with dust and is overheating. Buy a can of compressed air from your computer store, open up your case and blow all the dust out. See if that doesn't fix you up.
     
  3. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Posts: 470

    are you srue it may just be the monitor?
     
  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Maybe it's a....wait for it..........VIRUS. Ok so that's not as funny as it really should be. :rolleyes: Have you tried Windex? Did you eat any pea soup while watching something funny at your computer?

    Check your video card as DonN suggested and also reseat it. Do a degauss on the monitor. It does sound like an electrical interference issue which could mean your video cable is damaged. (the ground shielding). Try moving your monitor a little further from your PC.

    Cheers.
     
  5. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Posts: 470

    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    What kind of monitor? CRT or LCD? If it's an LCD, maybe just a bunch of pixels died.

    Did this happen all at once or a little at time?
     
  7. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    I suspect it may be martian measles...
    :approve: ....... :approve: .:approve: .....:approve: ......:approve:.... :dead:
     
  8. StarzgObluex

    StarzgObluex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lol i hav an LCD and it happened all at once. i deleted a bunch of things from my computer and it went away. but when i signed on today they were there. again.
     
  9. StarzgObluex

    StarzgObluex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and no i did not eat any pea soup while watching something funny. :p :p
    in fact.. i dont think ive ever eaten pea soup. [yes i know it was a joke :giddy: ]
     
  10. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Then at the very least it's not dead pixels.
    I'm thinking more along with video card & drivers.
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