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Monitor unit powers up ok,steady green light, when the computer is started monitor display blinks on and off (but no detail) as xp loads as expected, once loaded the monitor displays a green screen (desktop colours) the screen is divided into 4 equal horizontal bands, getting darker towards the top,with no video detail although there is some activity on the screen but only a few white horizontal lines about 1 pixel wide changing position on the screen. The display did burst into life at switch on at one point but only the once

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  • blueh May 21, 2008

    Monitor is not displaying anything.

    Green power light is on but no picture.

    Just a dark gray, almost black screen.

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    thire is a white line on the middle of my scren

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    horizontal half display problem

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I would check the cable and connector pins first. Then I would suspect there's a problem with the video signal board inside the monitor. It could be the LCD panel controls, too. That would make the unit beyond economical repair unless you got a used one.

Posted on Jan 21, 2007

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