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There is lot of disturbance on the screen

When the monitor is closely observed one can see lines flickering (distortion) across the screen, initially i thought i could be caused by some external elecromangetic field, but all other devices like speakers, telephone lines, modems were isolated, still the problem exist

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Control Panel
Display (or Display Properties)
Settings tab
Advanced
Monitor tab
under Screen refresh rate, change to 70 hertz or higher
Apply, black screen
(Your desktop has been reconfigured. Do you want to keep these settings?) Yes
OK
OK

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