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Wide vertical black and white bands

Came back from out of town and docked my laptop so I could use the monitor and an outboard keyboard and mouse. Dell monitor comes on when I tell it to clone to the laptop monitor but there are 2 wide white bands and 2 wide black bands across the screen. (vertical bands black, white, black white) I know the power had been out at some time while I was gone but everything else (keyboard, mouse, printer) is working. Is my monitor fried? Thanks for any help!

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Re: Wide vertical black and white bands

Hi, You may want to try and unplugging the power and video connectors of the Dell monitor. Check for anything out of the ordinary with the AC plug and the video connector. If none, plug them back in making sure that they are snug and fitted properly. If problem persist, see if it is possible to rotate the way the AC plug is connected to the mains (sometimes this works and can be done if you are not using 3-prong or the uneven 2-prong AC plug. Sometimes, this can also be done on the other end of the AC plug). Check your docking station (though unlikely but possibly). If still a no go and your laptop works ok, then your external monitor needs some looking at. This would involve circuit analysis and component level repair. Perhaps your best bet is to have a qualified professional take a look at it. Good luck and pls post back how things turn up or if you need further information. Kind regards.

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