Lines on monitor

  NotsoNewuser 21:39 21 Dec 03

I've started occasionally getting 2 or 3 black horizontal lines flash across the monitor.
Anyone any thoughts as to what might be the cause please?

  Jester2K 21:44 21 Dec 03



Same postion all the time?

Certain applications or any app?

Monitor make and model?

  NotsoNewuser 21:51 21 Dec 03

Ramdon - yes, and at the moment very occasionally.
Thinnish lines, but each line can be different.
Across middle of screen each time.
No particular app.
AOC Spectrum, 6 years old.

  Jester2K 21:58 21 Dec 03

Have you checked the cable connections?

Can you swap the monitor or graphics card (ask a mate to borrow one of theirs)?

  VoG II 21:59 21 Dec 03

Can you try the monitor on a different computer or a different monitor on your computer. This will point to whether it is a problem with your graphics card or the monitor.

I had something similar and it turned out to be the graphics card. Without some substitution of components (the monitor is easiest) it is not possible to be sure which it is.

  VoG II 22:00 21 Dec 03

Great minds..

  Jester2K 22:04 21 Dec 03


Was going to say the same thing. I sent my Iiyama monitor back to them to be checked when similar problem occurred to me. Turned out to be Voodoo 3 Graphics card had a problem. By that time 3DFX had been bought by NVidia. new graphics card solved it....

  NotsoNewuser 22:24 21 Dec 03

Thanks for your suggestion, I'll try with the switching of monitors.
Happy Xmas

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