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Ghosting, Flickering, Green Sparkeling Lines, Color Washout.

Please help! My Samsung Syncmaster 204B started flickering, and having green sparkling lines on the desktop icons and pictures. It then started the color washout **** to a flashing screen of grey and white horizontal lines and then to a solid grayish white screen. The screen flashing happens when nothing is even hooked up to it now. I have tried running through DVI and Analog and the problem still persists. It has gotten to the point now to where I all the screen will do is flash. I have tried all the stuff you guys recommended to the other people and nothing seems to work. I have tried CPUs with Nvidia and ATI nothing seems to work.

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  • pode1 Aug 21, 2008

    Your description applies to my 204B exactly, after it worked perfectly for a year.
    However, it does not seem to occur at 1280 x 1024 resolution. Sad, as the native 1600 x 1200 is why I chose this model.

  • pode1 Aug 21, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, with both NVidia 5600FX and 9500GT cards.
    It does not seem to occur at 1280 x 1024 (at least no sign yet).
    Too bad, as the 1600 x 1200 was the main reason for me to buy this monitor.

  • fuse94 Aug 30, 2008

    WOW! I just looked at my post and man my spelling and grammar is way off. Stupid hangover!



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I had a similar problem on a different monitor and fixed the green sparkles by selecting a lower refresh rate.

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