Question about Dell UltraSharp 1800FP 18.1" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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1800FP image distorted

I got this monitor for 3 yrs now. Suddenly got distorted picture.

This Picture shows when in Windows XP.

This Picture when just turn on the monitor.

Please help!

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  • Lori Edwards
    Lori Edwards Oct 22, 2008

    Mine is doing the same type of thing too. It just started last night. When I turn the computer on, it goes through the boot up just fine, but when it goes to the XP login page the image become distorted and the screen will sometimes flash on and off. Soemtimes I can see well enough to get logged in and the when my desktop page is loading, the icons are fuzzy and the screen will blink on and off at different rates of speed, ie. fast-fast-slow-fast-slow-slow-fast.... But, get this, the monitor will work just fine in safe mode... no blinking or flashing or distorted images. I even tried to restore the computer to an earlier setting in safe mode and that didn't help either. I tried to boot up in normal mode and the same thing happened again.


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This is a little known porblem Dell has. Dell is not tell anybody.
I don't know if this is going to fix the monitor for the long haul, but it should help in the mean time.
grable the frame of monitor with both hands, apply some pressure, not too much (you will break the glass). change location and do the same thing. the screen will come back at certain location, when you apply the pressure to the frame. this is because some connection inside of the frame is coming loose with time.

good luck
if that doesn't fix the proble, please post.

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