My computer broke so i plugged my blcd monitor into my old pc till i could fix it.there was a line vabout 3cm wide of horizontal lines flickering running straight down the center of the screen like a barcode. i cgot my pc fixed and plugged the monitor back into the main pc and the barcode is still there. it makes windows , web pages etc really hard to read. hqave i bust my monitor?
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there are 2 parts involved in horizontal lines. videocard and LCD. if this is a desktop just diconnect the data cable from computer and check if the LCD self test will appear also check if you still see the lines, if lines are not visible in the self test definitely its your videocard taht you need to replace.
well it sounds like the color scanning chips in the monitor are going<have gone> bad. If you have access to another monitor I would hook it to your system and see. XP may run, depends on your processor speed and RAM amount, also graphics can be an issue in XP
Try checking the monitor and monitor cord to make sure they are working properly. Try it on another computer and see if the lines are still there. If they are, then you will need a new monitor and if they are not, then you may need a new monitor port for your computer. You will need that checked by a professional to be sure. If you can, open the computer and check the connections from the monitor port to the motherboard and make sure they are ok.
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Practically all monitors have the necessary drivers to accomadate what you are trying to achieve.Just plug in and go.If your present PC does not have the drivers in its database windows will download it from the web or you yourself can do so.
Your screen resolution is not right. As you cant see to do anything you can boot into safe mode or vga mode and change your screen resolution to suit the monitor. I am assuming that the barcode bit is the windows but very scrunched up. If this display is additional and on top of a normal windows display you have a hardware problem