Every time the screensaver comes on and I later move the mouse to do some work, this VGA banner about 1.5" x 3.0" is in the middle of the screen and I have to manually punch two buttons on the side of the monitor to get rid of it. I have been doing it for about a year and now I'm ready to throw the large Gateway monitor away and buy another product - not Gateway. How do I get rid of this advertisement?
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Check your monitor's cables. There might be a loose VGA cable (or whatever interface you use). If that's not the case then your PC's VGA adapter (or graphics card) might be faulty. Get it repaired or replaced. If it's the on-board VGA solution, then you could just purchase a cheap graphics card.
It's a bad LCD screen or bad video card. If its a laptop, try to hook an external monitor to the video port in the back and see if it has the same problem. If it is the same problem, then you know its the video card and not the monitor screen. If you have a desktop PC that has this problem, its most likely the video card. First try removing the monitor and trying it on another computer to see if the monitor is bad. If not, then remove and replace your video card and restart. If same problem, replace video card with a new one.
1. Power setting/screen saver - this could be build into the monitor or a setting in the power options in the control panel.
2. improper setting for the monitor....this could be the refresh rate most likely.....right-click in a blank area of the desktop, go to properties, settings tab, advanced.....there should be an option in one of the tabs that has an option for refreash rate...make sure it is set to 60.....
If not one of these two things, than it is a faulty monitor......probably not worth getting fixed....hopefully still under warranty??
Did it work properly using a VGA (analog) cable? If so, check your DVI (digital) cable against the pictures at the bottom of http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html. You probably have one of the two at the left. Each has a different bandwidth, translating to a maximum resolution. The native resolution for your monitor might be marginal if you have a single-link DVI-D cable. My 204B seems very picky about signal-level. It blinks when connected by DVI, even though it should be fine with a single-link cable, and complains about the settings even though the settings are optimal. Maybe yours is similar. I have ordered a dual-link cable and will try that myself.