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    Monitor Screen Flickering does anyone know why?

    Hi, i had this problem a while ago and then it stopped and now it flickers again. I spoke to Medion and they said that it was unlikely to be a fault with the monitor but check the grapics, but can anyone tell me where to go to check what it might be. Also i noticed that if i tap the harddrive a little (well bang the side) it stops.
    Thanks

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    Assuming it is not a laptop,check connection cables,this may cause the problem.

    Is there a key stuck down?

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    callan/eva;1959672

    Is there a key stuck down?


    ?? sorry a key stuck where

    Stop Banging The Hard Drive Otherwise It Will Die

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    raptorcigs;1959697

    Stop Banging The Hard Drive Otherwise It Will Die


    ok i will just try to tap it gently in future
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    its a good job i dont get epilepsy from flashing else i would be having attacks frequently

    lol love the doggy pic miffy, anyway just try tightening the screws on the connector at the pc end
    ps a harddrive is an internal component the box i presume u mean is called the base unit

    Check that the graphics card is seated correctly in the base unit & that the connection from the card to the monitor is firmly attached at both ends (i.e. screwed in, nit just plugged in).

    Symptoms suggest that the problem is at the PC end but you may as well check the connection at both ends whilst you're there.

    I'll pm you my address. Post the monitor to me and I'll check it out for you.

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    maddogb;1959796

    lol love the doggy pic miffy, anyway just try tightening the screws on … lol love the doggy pic miffy, anyway just try tightening the screws on the connector at the pc endps a harddrive is an internal component the box i presume u mean is called the base unit


    Ooops yes sorry i did mean the base unit

    If tapping the base unit makes it stop then it sounds like the cable might not be in properly, just go round the back and plug it back in and do up the screws.

    Apart from that it would help a lot to know what type the monitor is (CRT or LCD), how it's plugged in (]DVI or ]VGA) and the model of the monitor if you know it.

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    Liddle ol' me;1959947

    I'll pm you my address. Post the monitor to me and I'll check it out for … I'll pm you my address. Post the monitor to me and I'll check it out for you.



    nigeria by any chance? :whistling:

    Might sound silly but if you've stuck a mobile phone near the monitor it can cause this effect, a bit like when you get the annoying buzzing sound from speakers when a text message comes in. That might not explain why it goes away when you hit the base unit, but then doing anything for a few seconds while the phone stops talking to the cell will seem to cure it. Worth a try.
    Anyway, yes as endless waves said, lcd or ordinary crt monitor?

    cis_groupie;1959922

    Check that the graphics card is seated correctly in the base unit & that … Check that the graphics card is seated correctly in the base unit & that the connection from the card to the monitor is firmly attached at both ends (i.e. screwed in, nit just plugged in). Symptoms suggest that the problem is at the PC end but you may as well check the connection at both ends whilst you're there.



    second this too.

    markbloke;1961840

    Might sound silly but if you've stuck a mobile phone near the monitor it … Might sound silly but if you've stuck a mobile phone near the monitor it can cause this effect, a bit like when you get the annoying buzzing sound from speakers when a text message comes in. That might not explain why it goes away when you hit the base unit, but then doing anything for a few seconds while the phone stops talking to the cell will seem to cure it. Worth a try.Anyway, yes as endless waves said, lcd or ordinary crt monitor?



    Yeah, if it's a CRT or using the analogue vga connection then speakers and other things could cause interferance.

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    hehehe now your asking an awful lot but i will do some searching and let you know shortly but i do know it is LCD Medion monitor. When it flickers though it changes shades of colour , dont know if that helps on the diagnosis and no it isnt beer.
    I have tried to push in all plugs in the back and i will have to wait a day or two now to see if it does it again but thanks for all the help

    Stop blinking! :thumbsup: lol

    miffy121;1962269

    hehehe now your asking an awful lot but i will do some searching and let … hehehe now your asking an awful lot but i will do some searching and let you know shortly but i do know it is LCD Medion monitor. When it flickers though it changes shades of colour , dont know if that helps on the diagnosis and no it isnt beer.I have tried to push in all plugs in the back and i will have to wait a day or two now to see if it does it again but thanks for all the help



    Yep, happens on my sisters PC.

    Hers is medion too

    the graphics card comes loose somehow.

    when you open the side, it'll be near the bottom and it'll be coming out toward you.
    just push it in a bit hard.

    markbloke;1961840

    Might sound silly but if you've stuck a mobile phone near the monitor it … Might sound silly but if you've stuck a mobile phone near the monitor it can cause this effect, a bit like when you get the annoying buzzing sound from speakers when a text message comes in. That might not explain why it goes away when you hit the base unit, but then doing anything for a few seconds while the phone stops talking to the cell will seem to cure it. Worth a try.Anyway, yes as endless waves said, lcd or ordinary crt monitor?



    thats easy its cos shes hitting the base with the mobile lol


    t0mm;1963600

    Yep, happens on my sisters PC. Hers is medion toothe graphics card comes … Yep, happens on my sisters PC. Hers is medion toothe graphics card comes loose somehow.when you open the side, it'll be near the bottom and it'll be coming out toward you.just push it in a bit hard.



    make sure power is off @wall before u do this
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