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Monitor screen shows all sorts of colors in line patterns.

Anytime I download any new games, or in this case it is Shaw's security system, the system boots up fine, but as you try to access the security system program, it will start up but then the screen goes into these line patterns and your pretty much doomed until you hard boot.

Could this be the video card?  If so, can you tell me if the video card in a NetVista is separate from the motherboard?  And if I need to replace it, what would I replace it with?


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Re: Monitor screen shows all sorts of colors in line...

With the information I gathered IBM netvista does not features a video card, it is inbuilt. So it shares your system memory. just open the sysyetm chassis and take out the RAM module and clean the contact edge with a rubber eraser (pencil eraser). Re insert the RAM module and try again.

If the problem persists. try changing your memeory module(s).

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Samsung screen is not calibrated properly. There is a line on the right side of the screen that I can't get rid of.

Unfortunately the line didn't show up in the video.

1) New LCD screen?
Should have an Installation CD Disk that comes with it. Use it if so.
Has the Drivers on it.

Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device.

Don't know which version of the Windows O/S you have.
The device in this case is the LCD monitor.

2) What is the NATIVE screen resolution for the LCD monitor.
Look up the specs on the monitor using it's Model Number on back.

For example I installed an HP 2009M 20-inch widescreen monitor, along with the 26-inch RCA ENV HDTV I use for a monitor.

I had to use the drivers from the disk, but could still not set the native resolution in Display Properties.
There is an alternate resolution to the native one that can be used.
The drivers from the disk made it so.

The 20 inch widescreen is 1600 x 900 (Pixels)
The 26 inch HDTV is set at 1360 x 768 (Pixels)

Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen.
Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list.
In the Display Properties window click on the Settings tab.

What is the Screen resolution setting? What is it supposed to be?
The Slider on the line is clicked on with the left mouse button, left mouse button held down; then the Slider is slid to the left to decrease screen resolution, or to the right to increase with the mouse.

Color quality should be set to High (32-bit)

1) Installing software (Drivers) from the Installation disk, (Or from the monitor manufacturers support website);
2) Setting the screen resolution;

doesn't help, replace the monitor cable with a known to be good one.

Still no? Your LCD monitor is going out.


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Hi, I have an Acer Aspire M3820 with Windows7 and a Geforce GT320 graphic card. Recently I installed an online game with pretty high system demands, but my current configuration should do just fine. So at...

It sounds more like your video card is overheating, and stops sending output to your monitor. Double check the card, make sure the fans are running correctly. From what I can tell, the Geforce GT320 highest temp seems to be 105c. You can use RivaTuner to keep an eye on your temps. You can download it here.
Throw some more fans in the case if necessary.

Mar 10, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Color is fading bright n dark

Could be your monitor is going bad, plug a montior into your computer, if the new monitor does not fade, then you found that the old monitor needs replacment, however if both monitors are fading, try to
Restart ur computer and get into the BIOS. check if the line is there also. then plug in an external monitor into the VA connector of the system and check if the line appears there also.

If in both the cases, there is a line, then the problem is with the video card. if the line is only seen on the notebook display, then the problem is with the built-in screen, which means you will need to get the screen replaced, or get a new monitor. Check ur warranties.

If the video card is found to be the problem, then depepnding on the video card (on-board or extendible) it will need to be replaced. Again, check ur warranties for any free service.

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My screen has shrunk, there is a black frame around it that i cant get rid of. Iv tried changing the resolution and re-starting my computer nothong has helped

Use the OSD (On Screen Display) controls on your monitor to change the "vertical-size' and "horizontal-size" of your picture.

Then, try a different monitor, to see if your monitor is the problem, or if your video-card is the problem.

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First check the connections, by upplugind the cord connecting it to your PC(on both ends if able). Then if still having issues try the monitor on another computer if you can. If the issue is only when connected to your computer then it is an issue with your video card and not the monitor. if the issue stays with the monitor no matter what computer you plug it into then the problem is with the monitor itself. If the cable that connects it can come off the monitor you can try a new cable but likely the monitor will need to be replaced at that point.

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Abrupt loss of signal to monitor.

May be your Video card. Try a different monitor to see if it is working. If not you may need a new video card.

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Unable to change color depth...

Ok I think i found your problem. You don't need to install any drivers.

Switch your display to 256 colors To switch your display to 256 colors
Some games and other software programs require that your monitor be set to 256 colors, or they run better in 256 colors. Many of those programs will switch your monitor to 256 colors automatically when you start the program. For those that don't, follow the steps below if you want to switch the display temporarily while the game or program is running.
  1. On your desktop or on the Start menu, right-click the game or other program that you want to run in 256 colors, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Compatibility tab.
  3. Select the Run in 256 colors check box.
  • The screen will revert to your default color quality when you close the program.
  • Try switching to 256 colors if your software program shows the wrong color or the graphics redraw slowly.
  • If your software program appears in a small window in the center of your screen, you can increase its size by changing your screen resolution temporarily. Follow the procedure above, but in step 3 select the Run in 640x480 screen resolution check box. Your screen resolution will revert to its previous resolution when you close the program.
  • The Compatibility tab is available only for programs or games located on your computer's hard disk. It is not available if the program is stored on a floppy disk, compact disk, or a network.
Please rate this if it fix your issue

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Tiny ------------- all over screen,Dell is no help.

your monitor has came in contact with some magnetic material remove all the things containing magnetsfrom around it and leave monitor unplugged for 1 day and then start it will work fine
pls rate my solution

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Hi, i have acer ferrari 4002wlmi laptop. and now 2 vertical lines appered on screen, in the right side. red and green . what's theproblem ??? please help me to sort it out

If it is a video adapter issue, you should see the same issue when you plug in an external monitor. If not, then I am sorry to say, your screen is going bad. You can replace the screen, but may be less just buying a new laptop.

If a monitor shows the same lines, then I suggest re-installing your video drivers, but to my experience, you are probably out of luck. Sorry and G'luck...

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