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Eek! What's wrong with my computer?!

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OK, was using the computer on Monday, when there was a power cut... turned it back on when the electric was restored, and - plink! - power cut again! Now, when I turn it on, all will be fine, and t…
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
OK, was using the computer on Monday, when there was a power cut... turned it back on when the electric was restored, and - plink! - power cut again!

Now, when I turn it on, all will be fine, and then the screen goes funny! I've taken a photo of it (see post 1).

The lines are forever changing colours, and moving, but now, all of a sudden, it's gone back to normal!

Is the power cut the cause, do you think? And if so, is it the Graphics Card; monitor; or is it something else?

Hope someone can advise!

:)
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc320/hodsey77/DSC00225.jpg
1 Like #2
Looks very much like a graphics card problem.

Check that the card is seated correctly & that the monitor lead is attached to it snugly.
#3
I dont see the picture?
1 Like #4
Looks like it fried your video card? If you have one that is - if you can, try connect the computer to a different monitor to check if it still gives the lines like in the pic, if it does then it's definately the computer, if not its the monitor.
1 Like #5
Found this answer on Wiki:

Either the monitor or video card are bad or the wrong software driver is being used for the video card or the refresh rate is out of range for the monitor. How to resolve it: Plug in a different monitor swap the video card into another pc or try a new one make sure the correct software driver is being used for the video card.
Or there is simply too much dust in the video card fan. Q-tips may be the solution.
#7
Tried the monitor on another PC?
#8
choc1969
Found this answer on Wiki:

Either the monitor or video card are bad or the wrong software driver is being used for the video card or the refresh rate is out of range for the monitor. How to resolve it: Plug in a different monitor swap the video card into another pc or try a new one make sure the correct software driver is being used for the video card.
Or there is simply too much dust in the video card fan. Q-tips may be the solution.


Hmm... that's interesting. I wonder if it's just dusty?

Think I'll try opening it up and seeing if there's a load of dust in there... otherwise trying a different monitior will be a right chew on!

Thanks all for your help so far...

I was hoping you were all gonna say it's because of the power cuts, and then I was gonna see about making a claim! lol! :thumbsup:
banned#9
use it as an excuse to upgrade to an LCD monitor :)
#10
lumoruk
use it as an excuse to upgrade to an LCD monitor :)


Heh! I've been putting it off for years! :thumbsup:
#11
tried that degaus thing and resetting the graphics card.... and connections also updating the software
#12
use degauss on the monitor that shud sort it
#13
jackt010
tried that degaus thing and resetting the graphics card.... and connections also updating the software


Sc0ward
use degauss on the monitor that shud sort it


First thing I did, lol! :thumbsup:

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