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friends computer has lines...

by wolfinstinct / June 26, 2005 5:51 PM PDT

My friends computer gets these lines going across his screen. It seems to spread from the text. Hard to explain.

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i dunno, but maybe
by AKonny47 / June 27, 2005 1:32 AM PDT

check your refresh rate on your computer monitor.

right click propeties on the desktop, go to settings, advanced, the click monitor. it should allow u to change the refresh rate, and if its a crt monitor, higher is ALWAYS better.


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friends computer has lines...
by jcrobso / June 27, 2005 7:22 AM PDT

When did this start? What monitor? What video card? How old is the PC and Monitor?? John

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Video card gone bad
by cnickell / July 1, 2005 9:12 AM PDT

I had this same thing happen and it was definitely that the video card had gone bad. Replaced the video card and everything was cool. I'd suggest you recommend a new video card to your friend.

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try this first...
by jackintucson / July 1, 2005 9:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Video card gone bad

Although cnickell is probably correct.. take out the graphics card and lightly rub a clean eraser over the contacts. Clean all the residue off the card and place it back in the computer. If it's a PCI card, try it in another slot. Let us know.

and life goes on...


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