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Compaq monitor I have a concave image problem on my Compaq FS740 also. First the screen flickered for awhile ehn th monitor came on. Now the flicker has stopped but the image is still distorted. Any ideas as to what's causing this or what to do about it?

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  • Tom Fletcher Jul 24, 2007

    Thanks Silverdragon. I pretty much expected the monitor was about to fail and you've confirmed it.

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    hello to the people who go gowin to see this . I have a COMPAQ < FS740 3 or 4 Days a go my Monitor is not acting right , I came and to torn on my PC the Pic on my Monitor it was and looks like freise. and the pic looks bigger and to the mouse is not working



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OK your monitor is failing in the Horizontal circuitry.... OR the PSU is failing to supply the correct Voltages. Either way it is probably going to fail completely soon. With monitors so cheap now, here in NZ they are about NZ$20.00 - $50.00, repair isn't adviseable to do so, it would make more sense to put the Repair monies into a NEW screen... maybe time for an LCD?

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