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by crazychele / March 28, 2006 3:08 AM PST

the picture on my monitor shakes really bad mostly on one side but a little on the other side too..any idea what is causing this and/or how can i fix it?

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by joesmithers06 / March 28, 2006 3:42 AM PST
In reply to: dizzy!

That sort of thing is caused by a hardware defect in the monitor itself. If you are, or know of someone who is, a certified electrician you could probably fix it by making sure the guns were secured properly. However, monitors can store a lethal amount of energy for days after being unplugged so DON'T try this unless you know what you're doing.

Otherwise, now might be as good a time as any to start looking for a new monitor. Undoubtedly, major retailers will find some holiday or other excuse to hold a sale. Just be vigil for a good deal on a new monitor.

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Just to be sure.
by Kees Bakker / March 28, 2006 5:44 AM PST
In reply to: dizzy!

Although I agree with joe's assessment of the situation, it won't harm to try another monitor on this machine or try this monitor on another PC. Just in case it's a loose contact or a problem with the videocard. Small chance, but you might not like it if you only discovered it after buying a new monitor.

If you're going to buy a new monitor in a brick-and-mortar shop, they won't mind at all to connect your old monitor to one of their PC's to proof to you that you really have to buy a new one. But it's not polite to say 'thank you for this lovely demo, now I'll buy a new monitor somewhere on the net, because it's cheaper there'. So if you want to buy online, better do this check yourself.

Hope this helps.


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by Bob__B / March 28, 2006 8:33 AM PST
In reply to: dizzy!

Just a test.

I'll assume a crt type monitor.

Move the monitor.
If the cables reach set the monitor on the floor.
Any diff?

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