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Faded flat screen monitor


Al Davies

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Hi,

I have a Dell flat screen monitor and of late the screen appears to have "faded". If I view from directly in front, the images appear faint and details cannot be seen clearly: the "enter information" boxes for banking sites for example.

However, if I lean to the side and view at an angle of perhaps 30 degrees, then the screen looks fine and the type-in boxes appear clearly.

This seems contrary to what would be expected on a TV screen with a narrow viewing angle.

Can anything be done?

Cheers

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northumbria61

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If you are able to try another monitor then that is the first thing I would do as this would rule out a possible Graphics card failure. If the results are the same then it may be time to look at your Graphics card - this could be failing.

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northumbria61

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You could try checking all your connections and with your PC switched off carefully remove your Graphics card and remove any dust from the card and slot itself with a soft brush or careful blowing (air canister) before re-seating the card and switching on.

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gengiscant

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It could also be that your monitor is failing,either way trying another monitor or your TV will tell you if it is indeed the GPU or monitor.

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Al Davies

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Many thanks folks.

I will try another monitor though I only have an old CRT.

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