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Blurry and wavy monitor

It started a couple of days ago. When we turned on our Emachine computer, the writings and visuals are blurry and appears to be wavy so its hard to read. We thought it was the monitor since we have an old one so we bought a new one but the problem still exists. What is the problem? What do we do now? Please help.

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  • titaeya Mar 06, 2008

    we bought a LCD monitor and its still doing it. im not really good at computers. my husband knows more. I only know the model of the Emachine which is T6412. It has Windows XP. He has not installed any game recently. And he also checked all the settings. He turned down one of the settings to make it a little clearer. But you can still see fuzziness on the visuals.

  • e_mateer Dec 10, 2008

    I have the exact same condition on an Emachine. I have a T6524. I swapped out the monitor and its cable to my laptop and the display was perfect. The monitor didn't move and the emachine was still running, so that would lead me to believe it is not EMF from somewhere. I lowered the resolution which made the screen readable. I am on windows XP.

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For mine, it was the on-board video card. I installed an old PCI video card i had laying around, and it works fine now. Am considering an upgrade to PCI-Express, but most likely would then have to upgrade the power supply.

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  • PolarCmptr Jan 31, 2010

    Mine was the on-board video card. I had an old PCI video card in my part's box, installed it and now it is working fine, although I will most likely upgrade to a PCI-Express video card, along with the power supply.

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Not the monitor it is the video card most likely.

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Which E-Machines and what Operating System do you have on it...

It definitely sounds like a setting change took place. Has anyone installed a game which changed your personal settings to a game settings>? If so.....then that's withe changes are....

If they ever worked....which day was it they worked and do a system restore if that is one of your options within system tools.

And lastly, you can always uninstall the driver, then re-install...( and that sux..uninstall correctly in Control panel...

Here is the URL for your option highlight copy the url...then paste in the address bar

http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html

Let me know if that worked..

Thanks
~~Jasta~~

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If the unit is onboard video card, try to install a new video card.

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Blurry visuals and wavy screen is definitely a bad monitor and these problems occur with CRT's. Is the new monitor a CRT ? if it is, start by switching it on and off a few times and if it dose not work , slap the back housing a few times to shake up things a little bit..it will probably fix itself

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    Sid B Mar 06, 2008

    i am scratching my head now...You might want to check the VGA or DVI cable that you are using to connect to your LCD..Swap the cables and see if there is any change. Check the resolution..if you are running a wide screen resoution on a standard letter box, you will have distortion and vice versa. The worst case scenerio is a bad video card..But not to worry. If you guys are not gamers you can just grab a PCI video card off the shelf for like 20 dollars and put it in. You will not miss anything in terms of performance as the on board graphics on your computer is not the greatest and has a shared ram. Any more info you can provide will be helpful

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