I just purchased a used Hanns-G 28" widescreen LCD monitor off eBay. Photos of the monitor before shipping show it to be in full working order. But when it arrived, it was producing a distorted screen (from BIOS to Desktop): Bootup of WinXP (sp2) XP Loading screen XP startup XP Desktop The monitor is producing this same pattern at all times (even in BIOS), so it is not a Windows/driver issue. The pattern does not move or resize when changing resolutions. The screen image does fade in slowly (reaching the result seen in the photos), in the same zig-zag pattern, left-to-right, upon booting. The refresh rate is extremely slow (around 1fps) and the mouse pointer fades out as I move it to the right. My video card card is a Radeon 3870 with two DVI ports. The monitor only has an HDMI port and a VGA/D-SUB, so I must use an adapter to use the monitor. I tried both a DVI-to-HDMI cable, and a DVI-to-VGA adapter, both with the exact same result. My video card is working perfectly with my 20.1" Dell (using it now), so I know it is in working order. Has anyone seen anything like this before? Any help is appreciated. PS: If it matters, the internal speakers also do not appear to be working, but I don't think it's related. I tried doing a "Reset" from the monitors OSD, which had no effect. UPDATE: I connected the monitor to my cable box with the exact same result, so the fault definitely lies with the monitor and not the computer.