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November 18, 2013 5:03:26 PM

Hi.
A little back story:
Recently hdd on my laptop died so I was forced (due to financial reasons) to move to my I think almost 10 years old pc.
Now the biggest problem I have is this display shrinkage. When I first start the pc up it starts with normal screen and then after a while it starts to spaz out until it stabilizes at upper half of the monitor. Its shrinks. Not moves out of borders or anything fancy. The lower half just goes black. 1280*1024 Is the max resolution this artifact (its a huge box) can handle.
I don't recall having this issue when using it about 2-3 years back.
I don't think I can describe it any better. I don't know the brand of the monitor either - if it ever had any markings, then they are worn off.
I have Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 and have some sort of control panel for it installed.
Please help me with this.

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November 18, 2013 5:12:04 PM

We had a bit similar situation with our old TV in the 90s, the image would shrink into a 3inch wide vertical stripe into the middle of the tube. Turned out one of the caps had failed that was part of the circuitry controlling the sweeping of the electron beam. You might have something similar going on...

edit this is a CRT monitor you are speaking of, yes?
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November 19, 2013 3:21:10 AM

Kari said:
We had a bit similar situation with our old TV in the 90s, the image would shrink into a 3inch wide vertical stripe into the middle of the tube. Turned out one of the caps had failed that was part of the circuitry controlling the sweeping of the electron beam. You might have something similar going on...

edit this is a CRT monitor you are speaking of, yes?



Yes CRT monitor. So then... I cant fix it by myself right? It sounds like I would need to replace it.

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November 19, 2013 8:11:07 AM

Georc said:

Yes CRT monitor. So then... I cant fix it by myself right? It sounds like I would need to replace it.

Well yeah, we took our TV to a local repair shop and the guys there knew what they were doing so it was a quick and easy job and didn't cost much...
But you could likely get a replacement monitor for cheaper if you look for an old CRT.. or something like second hand 17'' flat panel...
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November 19, 2013 8:15:09 AM

ok thanks
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