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Lines across screen

I have had this computer for almost 5 years and this is the second time this has happened. This is much worse this time and I dont remember what I did to fix it last time. But anyway, there are horizontal lines across my screen all of a sudden. It looks like an old tv attached to rabbit ears. I hate it and I want it fixed fast. Any ideas? Ive already tried the obvious with the unplugging, the leaving it off, uninstalling all the drivers and reinstalling new ones...

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Re: Lines across screen

The screen you have is almost certainly on the way out. This type of fault is in the Horizontal Flyback section of the Monitor. Usually components fault or age and change value, these lines are normally "Turned Off" so ya can't see them, that "Turn Off" circuitry is going faulty.. it will only get worse. I suggest a new, or 2nd hand monitor as they are so cheap these days fixing CRT monitors can be cost prohibitive.

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