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Re: Shows half screen only!
If you can't expand your screen size from the pulldown menu or vertically or horizontally center the picture one or two of the centering coils could be partially burned out. the monitor uses electromagnets around the crt neck to center the picture. varying the center controls apply or take away voltage from the coils to center the image. may be time for a new monitor
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Boot through Safe Mode by pressing F8 once you start the system. and select Safe Mode in the options to boot through it. On the Desktop right click on the empty area of the desktop and select the properties, click on the Settings tab, on the screen resolution, move the pointer to the lower resolution, Press Apply and OK. Restart the system.
The inverter board that controls the lighting on the screen is dying. since its a 5 year old monitor and only a 17 inch. the cost to repair is greater than the cost of buying a new one. unless you know how to replace the part yourself. I think its best to just buy a new monitor
I would try an auto-adjust first see if that helps any, also you could try it on another PC to make sure its not your video card on your PC. Another option is to reset the screen to its factory defaults see if that does anything.
I turn on the monitor, I hear a 'cracklin' sound Reply: In a CRT Monitor there is a component called EHT which generates High voltage which is connected to the anode of the CRT, If there is any leakage due to moisture can cause this crackiling sound, You need to clean this high tension wire or replace the EHT ( CAUTION : BE AWARE OF HIGH VOLTAGES )
The screen only shows a bright, thin line. Reply: The vertical Drive section of the monitor is faulty.