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Monitor problem or?

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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  • mcbonley Feb 28, 2008

    sorry i should have said, my system is a high spec quad SLI gaming system running windows xp. it has been happy with no probs for about a year. while my pc was being serviced i plugged the lcd monitor into my old pc tempory just to get my email etc thats when i first got this barcode problem. i figured what you told me above. and the problem was the old system.
    but when i plugged the monitor back into the gaming system (which never had vthis problem) the barcode was still there. i havent changed canhy hardware or drivers.

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Nope. There's a problem on your videocard display.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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    micromaster Feb 28, 2008

    You've upgraded the monitor or the video card, and it's incompatible with the rest of your system.

    If you're working with an old monitor and new video card, or vice versa, it's possible that the two are incompatible. A new video card, for example, cannot bring an ancient monitor up to the video card's standard. If you suspect this is the case, contact both the PC/video card manufacturer (it's almost a sure bet these days that your PC came with a video card installed) and the monitor manufacturer and ask about compatibility. It is also possible that you have the proper hardware but not the right driver. A device driver is the program that lets the computer communicate with the hardware peripheral. If you're connecting a new monitor, make sure you've installed the proper driver for your monitor. First, you'll want to check the monitor manufacturer's Web site or read the product literature.

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