Lines on LCD monitor

  Angel 10:45 01 Feb 06
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Occasionally when I leave the computer for a couple of hours, on my return the monitor is covered with horizonal lines about an eighth of an inch apart. I have an LCD monitor, and a desktop computer which was virtually rebuilt last Spring. Any ideas what's causing this please?

  De Marcus™ 10:53 01 Feb 06

Are these scrolling lines? Or static?

  Gongoozler 10:59 01 Feb 06

Turn the monitor off immediately after boot-up, leave it off for a couple of hours then turn it on again. If the lines aren't there, then it looks like a monitor problem. If the lines are there, then I think it's a graphics card heat problem.

  Angel 11:26 01 Feb 06

The lines are static. They disappear when I reboot the computer.

  Gongoozler 12:07 01 Feb 06

Rebooting the computer probably turns the monitor off as well, my suggestion leaves the computer running but resets the monitor, which should enable you to eliminate one or the other as the problem.

  Angel 12:18 01 Feb 06

Thanks, Gongoozler, I'll try that.

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