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LCD Monitor or Video Card?

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November 10, 2012 4:46:09 PM

Recently one of my monitors (i use 2) has been having some issues with blurring and some screen tearing, regardless of what I do on the monitor. I've had this monitor for years and havent changed video cards, so I think they're compatible. The tearing and blurring only occurs on one of my two monitors, the other is perfectly fine. Here is an example of what I'm talking about:





Is the monitor dying? Can I fix this or do I have to replace?

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a c 291 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
November 10, 2012 4:55:52 PM

Looks like a monitor to me. Does it appear on the screenshots? If not, it's the monitor for sure.
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November 10, 2012 4:57:33 PM

No it doesn't appear on screenshots, do you know if there is any way to fix it? Perhaps lower contrast or something?
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November 10, 2012 5:19:25 PM

And if I should replace, any suggestions for a good monitor? Hoping for a cheap 120hz one.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
November 10, 2012 6:04:19 PM

I am not really experienced in fixing monitors. Is it still under warranty? If not, I'm afraid you'll have to get a new one. Where are you from?
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a c 186 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
November 10, 2012 6:24:11 PM

Could just be a poor connection or bad lead as well, remove and refit the cables to that monitor-both ends ;) ,. Also try swapping the leads over to see if the fault follows.
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a c 87 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
November 10, 2012 6:27:24 PM

toddjones said:
And if I should replace, any suggestions for a good monitor? Hoping for a cheap 120hz one.


You can get a cheap 120hz one or you can get a good one - they're fairly exclusive. The one that I love to death is the BenQ something something -T (The TX is the same thing for $100 more with a built in ir emitter for nvidia glasses.)
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November 10, 2012 6:48:58 PM

Ok so I was fidgeting with both wire connections of the monitors and something was preventing the main monitor from connecting fully...theres still some screen tearing but its minimal now; albeit noticeable. Could it be because of the VGA adapter i'm using?

Sorry for silly question I guess, I unplugged and replugged the wires before but nothign changed so I had already ruled that out :/ 
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a c 87 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
November 10, 2012 6:58:33 PM

Yep, it can in fact be because of a VGA adapter - they tend to not be all that reliable.
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a c 186 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
November 10, 2012 9:42:20 PM

^ Like the man (woman?) says, adaptors are not always perfect, I needed to get two before I could get my brothers setup to display properly on a known, fault free monitor.
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November 10, 2012 9:46:47 PM

Check your pins as well on the connector. could be a bent or missing pin.
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