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Monitor Power Problems?

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a b C Monitor
February 26, 2001 4:27:38 PM

I have a Optiquest v73 that flickers. It's not the refresh rate, because it is persistent even at +100MHz. I think that it is a power problem. The outlet I have it plugged into shares the same breaker as my fridge and microwave. When I turn on the microwave, the flickering gets much worse. So I think that it is a inconsistent power or insufficient power issue. Instead of using a cheap power bar should I buy a surge protector to fix this? Or will I have to buy a much more expensive UPS? Or is there a third alternative?

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February 26, 2001 6:12:25 PM

Odds are this is NOT a power problem It is most likly a magnetic interferance problem. Move the system away from anything that creates a magnetic field like the microwave.

Good Luck

Jim at
a b C Monitor
March 5, 2001 2:13:06 PM

I bought a power-surge protector that had a EMI/RFI noise filter. That fixed it right up.

Thanks for your suggestions.