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TFT Monitor has horizontal coloured lines and patches

I moved house 10 weeks ago and did not set my pc up for around 10 days after the move. When I set it up I found that the screen had horizontal coloured lines (like pages in a book in some parts) with a patch of 'ripped' looking black and white. I am far from 'at home' with pc problems and just want to know if perhaps the monitor was damaged during my house move or if it is something that can be fixed by myself. HELP THANK YOU

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Monitor Icon Description of icon function moncont.gif Power - Turns the monitor on or off.
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Horizontal Size - Allows for the picture on the screen to be stretched to the horizontal edge of the monitor.
Vertical Size - Allows the picture on the screen to be stretched to the vertical edges of the monitor.
Horizontal Position - Allows the picture to move moved horizontally, once in the center the user can then use the Horizontal size to stretch it to have an equal amount of black border on each side.
Vertical Position - Like the Horizontal Position, using this button or wheel the user can move the picture up or down to center the picture more appropriately.
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Corner and Trapezoid Correction - Using this button or wheel the user can either round the edges of the picture or move the picture inward like an hour glass or outwards.
Vertical Linearity - Sets the width of the vertical lines.
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OSD Controls - If the monitor contains OSD controls, allows for the OSD menus to be adjusted.
Power Management - Allows the user to define the power management settings through the monitor itself and not the software.
Monitor Status - Displays the current monitor settings such as refresh rate and other settings.
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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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