Please can somebody give me a clue as to what is causing my display problem on my PC?
I have an ATI Radeon 4850. About 2 months ago I started getting fuzzy vertical lines (the same distance apart) about 2 inches wide.
I swapped the VGA cable, tested with another monitor etc etc and eventually re-installed the drivers. This fixed the problem but as of 3 days ago the same thing has happened. Once again I re-installed the drivers, which worked first time but now the problem is continuous. Again i've swapped the vga cable, tried on another monitor, checked temp of graphics card but cannot get these lines to disappear.
This problem occurs as soon as I switch the PC on and also occurs in VGA mode. I do keep getting the message about 'no input signal check video cable' but as i've said i've tried 3 different cables and two different monitors. Any other ideas cos i'm stumped
This happenned to my dads old ATI 9800, it basically means your card is broken.. either that or it isn't seated properly in the motherboard or something along those lines.
Maybe when you played with the VGA cables you reseated the card in its slot, then somehow it's become loose again, make sure it's in its slot properly.
When this happened to my dads PC though he had to replace the card...
Is there any way you could try the card in a friends computer?
OK, thanks for your answers guys. Was hoping it wouldn't be the graphics card because I haven't had it long and i'm not sure i've still got the receipts. Any suggestions about a card to replace the HD4850? I'll probably avoid ATI this time around.
Unfortunately the fact that you managed to screen shot it means that is has to be before the video output.
What resolution do you run your monitor at as that determines which card you need, just get one from XFX, BFG, or select eVGA cards that have a lifetime warranty so you can just get a trade in the future if this ever happens again(the odds are low)