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Monitor problems

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April 23, 2010 6:13:18 PM

the pixels on the screen has suddenly stretched as if a magnet was passed in front of it although no magnet was near it.

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April 23, 2010 9:22:34 PM

Check your resolution. Right-click on desktop, Properties>Settings. Is it the correct one for your monitor? If not, try uninstalling and reinstalling the graphics card drivers.
a b C Monitor
April 24, 2010 6:44:44 AM

[#0005ff]Also, some monitors have a menu of their own controlled from buttons on the unit itself, and one of the options is sometimes to deGausse - or take the magnetic effects away.[/#000ff]

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April 24, 2010 9:18:03 PM

SL, you need an avatar.
April 25, 2010 12:34:01 AM

I have also seen this effect caused by nearby devices such as speakers and AC power adapters setting too close to a CRT monitor (it influences the electron beams

I vote for a frothing pint of ale! (For Saga's avatar :D  )
April 25, 2010 1:42:10 AM

(I don't think he drinks.

Do you drive a motorcycle?)
April 25, 2010 2:01:08 AM

Yes. I am an avid motorcyclist. Unless I am mistaken SL, doesn't your moniker suggest the involvement of a social pint?

Someday, I am going to bike across the northern states, over to the Pacific and then back across Canada. That will be my ultimate adventure!
April 25, 2010 2:17:21 AM

Saga Lout is British for "quarrelsome old person." The Yiddish equivalent would be "alte kokker."
April 25, 2010 2:30:22 AM

Ok...see when I looked the term up earlier in the month I had found this at the top of the google results:

"Dr Peter Rice said the typical Saga lout acquired a taste for drinking at home as alcohol prices dropped in the 1970s and 80s and became more socially acceptable."
April 25, 2010 2:30:24 AM

Thought you were going on vacation.
April 25, 2010 5:10:05 AM

No, not vacation. Just spending as much time outdoors as possible this weekend. Got to come in to eat though! <Grin>
a b C Monitor
April 25, 2010 6:31:59 AM

digitalprospecter said:
No, not vacation. Just spending as much time outdoors as possible this weekend. Got to come in to eat though! <Grin>

[#0005ff]For clarification, Saga Lout was a pun on lager lout - a very British phenomenon of the 1980s and 90s over here when excessive drinking of overcooled and fizzy beers of Czeck origin caused social problems. I've never drunk lager but my last foaming pint of ale was taken in 1985 and my last alcoholic drink of any kind was ten years later. I'm just an old alcoholic who doesn't drink any more but the name appealed to me when I was looking for a Message Board handle. :D  I'll fish out an avatar when I have time - possibly a photo of one of my wolves - or German Shepherds as American call them. Enjoy the ride, DP - last time I rode a motorcycle was in 1966 and that was over mud!

a b C Monitor
April 25, 2010 6:36:13 AM

digitalprospecter said:

My Compaq Portable 286 weighs 30 lbs!

[#0005ff]By the way, I have one of those if you need spares and I'll be in London in a week or so. :D [/#000ff]
April 25, 2010 1:29:34 PM

Your right graywolf. We did indeed hijack the forum. Funny how easy that can happen sometimes. Sorry jac0987654321. Let us know what you discover regarding your monitor issue!