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Dell desktop monitor screen flickers.

The screen flickers heavily, almost as if there were a loose connection.

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The monitor is about to go bad. Replace it. Borrow a monitor from a family member, neighbor or friend just to see if the flickering stops. If it does stop your monitor is bad. If the borrowed monitor flickers, you will need to replace your Video Card in the computer.

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Not likely a bad monitor...
The monitor cable on the back of the computer is loose.

Could also be the screen setting that is difficult to achieve and maintain.

If the cable is already tight on both ends, you might try a lower resolution setting for the monitor.

1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop
2. Go to "Properties" on the drop-down menu
3. Select the "Settings" tab
4. Slide the Resolution knob to the left a little (1024x768 or 800x600) and press [OK]

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If the refresh rate is not properly set the monitor may have a wavy or an appearance that lines are going down ... This may also cause a flickering affect.
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Cause: This issue can occur from any of the below possibilities.
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Solution: Windows Issue If your monitor has a proper display until it gets into Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, or Windows XP please see document CH000121 for software or setting related issues.
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