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If you experience shadow/double images of text, icons, etc. on your computer's display, the first thing to check in this case is the connection between your graphics adapter socket & your display monitor. You have to make sure that this connection is not loose & that the cable connecting your computer to the display monitor is not damaged or is not running very close to a source of electromagnetic interference.

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'Shadows' behind all texts and images on the screen


[u][b]LCD Monitor Shadow Effect[/b][/u]
This problem is best described as the LCD monitor "Shadow Effect".
The solution to this very simple. No software or hard ware changes required.
The cables that are connected to the LCD monitors are causing the problem. Its also called as electromagnetic noise or electrical noise.
[u][b]Solution: [/b][/u]Keep the two cables - (power cable and moitor display cable), that are connected to the LCD monitor as far away as possible with each other and also away from other electrical cables.
Thats it. Your shadow effect is fixed.
Thank you.

Oct 13, 2009 | Acer AL2016W 20" LCD Monitor

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im seeing shadow/double images of text,icons etc.even a system recovery has not helped.what is causing the problem?


Most probably you have a problem with the connection between your graphics adapter socket & your monitor. Check this connection & make sure it is not loose & that the cable connecting your computer to the monitor is not damaged or is not running very close to a source of electromagnetic interference.

Oct 02, 2009 | HP Pavilion m7750n PC Desktop

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Monitor display is blurry, with shadows and waves next to text


Jnanda,
Could be one of two related situations both have to do with built up magnetic flux:

!. If you have used the monitor for a significant amount of time and have never degaussed it that might be it.

To fix: Go to where your monitor's controls are (eg screen size/position, Brightness, Contrast, etc.). Providing that we are referring to an older style monitor (like a TV) and not a flat screen, you should find a degaussing button located there. This button is marked with a depiction of a horseshoe magnet. Press it.

If you have on screen settings control, hit the menu button and select the icon that looks like a horseshoe magnet.

You'll hear a buzz and the screen will go kooky for a moment.

You're then degaussed. Your problem should go away.

2. You may have moved the monitor close to a source of electromagnetic interference (or vice-versa) this will also cause that sort of thing you describe (remember that there are electrical lines in the walls (another source of EMI)

In that case move the monitor away from the EMI source or move the EMI source away from the monitor.

Remember that it could be both 1 and 2. So if the problem lessens but does not go away fully try both steps.

Feb 06, 2009 | Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor

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Double Images / Shadows on the monitor screen


Hi..there,
Have you guys...try to open your OSD on your monitor and blanced the colors or adjust the WB (white blanced) settings....

Jun 30, 2008 | Gateway FPD2275W LCD Monitor

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text on screen trailing to the right


Check the VGA plug and lead between the monitor and computer.

Does it get worse or better while you move the lead around?

 

 

Oct 20, 2007 | Philips 170S7FS 17" LCD Monitor

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