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monitor flickers

By SornyPanafonic
Apr 27, 2004
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  1. hey my monitor for some time now flickers on its right side or my left (facing it). the other corner is fine just about 2/3 of the screen has some flicker or vibration. i figure its my NEC 75F monitor crapping out on me, but i might as well run it by you guys and see if anyone knows how to fix it. right now my refresh rates are hor - 48 ver - 60. my monitor doesnt support much (highest res is only 1024). come to think of it it only comes about when its been left on for long periods of time but i do have standby enabled and a screensaver - why isnt it saving my screen??!!! waaaah... anyhoot thanks for any ideas.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,531   +301

    Vertical of 60Hz is pretty bad. I can see flicker at that very very obviously. See if you can bump that to at least 72, and hopefully 75+. As far as it being only on 1 side I'm not sure, or why it happens later. But I assure you 60 will flicker to most people, so see if you can bump that up a bit.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Screen saver doesn't save your screen as well as powering off the monitor. Disable the screensaver and set the monitor power off delay to 5 minutes in power management.

    On old monitors you can sometimes see the outlines of the application that has been running on the monitor for years. This is whay you have a screen saver: you prevent a static image from being "burned" into the screen. If you really want to save your monitor, use the power management features.
  4. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    Just out of curiousity, have you degaussed your monitor? You should have the option someplace on the monitor controls. It will disperse any magnetic build-up that has taken place on your monitor over time.
  5. SornyPanafonic

    SornyPanafonic TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 159

    i deguase it all the time. i figured it out tho - its my tv. my tv is located a foot to the left of my monitor and whenever i would put my tv on video the left side of my monitor would flicker. just noticed the other day. all is well.





    :D
  6. schizoid77

    schizoid77 TS Rookie Posts: 124

    The same thing just happened to me last night. Just the right side of my screen was like, shaking/vibrating, it was freakin' annoying...I thought it was the monitor crappin out on me.
    But I have a fan (a Vornado, which rules) that I just moved a little closer to my computer, about 3 feet away actually, and after awhile, I just turned the fan off and noticed the shaking stopped.

    No matter where I plug the fan in, I can hear my woofer pop, but the shaking only occurs when the fan is close to the monitor.
    I guess I am overloading my sockets...but that's an easy fix.
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