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Strange problem Ok i havem my Dell 17" TFT, but the problem is one day i left it on connected to my 360 and when i came back, no longer than 20 minutes, there where millions white lines everywhere going horizontally acroos the whole screen of varying thickness, and the rest of the background was un readable but you can still see some movement if you look carefully. i know its nothing wrong with the cable because i took it out and the no signal box turned into a gray vertical rectangle which movede a little bit every three seconds. i remeber this happening a few months ago but i think it fixed itself. any help would be great appreciated! thnx in advance

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Re: Strange problem

Unplug the monitor from the vga , does the osd test come up ,
if not then the circuit is the issue,
if it does then you may have the refresh set too high.

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