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Is my Computer Monitor Dying??

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posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 09:47 PM
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I have this monitor
www.amazon.com...=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

The top of the picture is faded a bit, the color is washed out.
Is it dying?

The bottom looks normal.

Is it worth fixing?

How long should a monitor last?
IN this size and price range, which computer would be a good replacement.?




posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Sounds like it.

Have you tried adjusting it in the menu options ?




How long should a monitor last?


This Acer 24" has lasted me close to 10 years.

Depends really on the luck of the draw.

I'd go for it. Only $100

www.amazon.com...



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Yeah, that is the same one I have....not lasted nearly that long.....must be bad luck.



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 09:53 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Seems likely. Might try new drivers - and look online, not trusting Windows to locate them - just in case, or a new cable, but the monitor could well be going out.



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 09:53 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: neo96

Yeah, that is the same one I have....not lasted nearly that long.....must be bad luck.


What connection are you using ?

Vga or HDMI ?



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 09:54 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

I'd agree on the brand - had those for a while, and they last. Last time I replaced one was because it was scratched, by a family member, not because it wore out. Cheaper, and decent pic, for the price. Older son will likely be picking one up soon, too - his seems to be failing. Must be the month for it!



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 09:56 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Yes, as stated above, I would try a fresh install of your graphics device drivers. I have had this happen before on clients machines and it has sometimes fixed issues. Trying cables as well. If the problem persists, then I would seek a replacement. If your a casual machine user, used bay be a very good option.



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: neo96
VGA

Question in general.
If it was the video card, wouldn't the whole picture look weird?

 


originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Seems likely. Might try new drivers - and look online, not trusting Windows to locate them - just in case, or a new cable, but the monitor could well be going out.


The cable is the same age as the monitor.
And, no clue as to how to search for drivers.

Of course, I can plug in the old monitor tomorrow morning...if it still works LOLOL...that should clear up at least a few of the possible issues.....if the old monitor works fine....has to be the new monitor???
edit on Sat Aug 26 2017 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:05 PM
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If it was the video card, wouldn't the whole picture look weird?


Not necessarily.

Here's what you can try to fix.

Go in to the menu and look for the option of factory reset.

That doesn't work.

Try another vga cable if you have one laying around.

If your video card supports and monitor supports HDMI try that connection.

You could replace your video card.

You could replace your monitor.

It all depends on what you want to do and how much you want to spend.



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Reset didn't work.
I'll have to see if I have another VGA cord.

Thanks for the ideas.



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:13 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

You can also try what Lady and Jin said.

Do a clean install of the latest video card drives.

That's as simple as going to ATI/NVidia and downloading the latest.



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: neo96

How do I know that is the kind of drivers I need?



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:19 PM
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Fortunately, backlighting of monitors is done by little LED lamps these days. In the past they used little fluorescent tubes. Once that went, the whole screen was gone.

If it is something like vertical lines or flickering, that can go away. Only today I had this problem. Just gave the monitor some power off time, and it started getting better.



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:20 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: neo96

How do I know that is the kind of drivers I need?


What version of windows are you using ?

And what videocard are you using (ATI or Nividia )?

Windows 7 ?

Just click on computer and then system properties then device manager then click on display adapter.

Anything later than windows 7 I couldn't say.



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:26 PM
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a reply to: neo96

For Display Adapter I have INtel Q45/Q43 Express Chipset
Looks like Dell and it's proprietary stuff :/

Running Win7



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

No flickering....just a dimming and yellowing of the top part of the picture.



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe


Of course, I can plug in the old monitor tomorrow morning...if it still works LOLOL...that should clear up at least a few of the possible issues.....if the old monitor works fine....has to be the new monitor???

Theres your sign. The process of elimination. If changing back to the old doesn't change the symptom, try the cable.

If that doesn't change the symptom, try the old monitor with the new cable and wiggle the connector gently, on the system side, while directly watching the screen. If the symptom changes at all, then it could be the system connection at the port or worse, the SVGA adapter or the Motherboard.
edit on 26-8-2017 by intrptr because: clarity



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:32 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: neo96

For Display Adapter I have INtel Q45/Q43 Express Chipset
Looks like Dell and it's proprietary stuff :/

Running Win7


www.intel.com...

Create a restore point.

First option:

Go back to the device manager.

Right click on your display adapter.

Try the update software option.

That doesn't work.

Click on properties.

Driver tab

Check your version to make sure.

Rinse and repeat.

Or go to Intel's website.

And download that executable at the bottom.

downloadcenter.intel.com...



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Thanks.....I'm going to have to do that in the light of day, with a fresh brain.
I appreciate your time and help, neo!!!



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 10:34 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: neo96

Thanks.....I'm going to have to do that in the light of day, with a fresh brain.
I appreciate your time and help, neo!!!


Anytime



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