Flashes on monitor

  exdragon 17:05 22 Aug 07

Hi - every so often, I get a bright white flash across my Iiyama Pro 450 monitor. It's usually so quick that it could be attributed to something catching the light outside and reflecting on the screen, but it seems to be happening more frequently, and is from top to bottom rather than from side to side.

It isn't connected with anything in particular I'm doing and I'm hoping someone can tell me it isn't a sign of the 'about to hit the bucket' syndrome...

  Stuartli 17:29 22 Aug 07

It just might be PSU related in combination with your graphics card i.e. the PSU starting to play up.

I presume you've checked all the leads and cables for firmness?

  exdragon 18:15 22 Aug 07

Umm - not yet, I didn't know where to start! At least your reply wasn't, 'Get another one'!

I'll start poking around tomorrow

  howard64 19:34 22 Aug 07

have you degaussed the monitor lately? most of them have a button or menu button for this which clears out the excess build up within the monitor.

  Stuartli 19:39 22 Aug 07

True, but most monitors (and CRT TVs) automatically degausss when switched on.

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