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sKratch
10-06-2005, 04:25 PM
So my lcd's been flipping out on me lately... I have a 17" Samsung 170N Syncmaster, and recently when I turn it back on from being off the screen just shows a few lines of color that are somewhat related to what should be displayed and the rest is all black. Waiting it out seems to be the only thing that fixes it. I thought my video card was loose for a while but that doesn't exactly make sense, and pressing the "menu" button on the screen doesn't show anything. I figured if the problem was on my computer's side, the menu would still show up fine because it's generated by the monitor. The monitor is about a year old and I've taken good care of it. Any ideas?

Athlon AMD 2400+ oc'd to something that i don't remember
Sapphire RADEON 9800 Pro 128MB
Abit AN7 nForce2 chipset motherboard.
1GB DDRAM (shouldn't matter at all)

Endymion
10-06-2005, 04:32 PM
try new monitor and gfx card drivers?

sKratch
10-06-2005, 04:39 PM
try new monitor and gfx card drivers?
Just downloaded the new caty drivers from ATI, but this monitor made me drop a lot of bones, so I'm not liking the idea of needing a new one.

Endymion
10-06-2005, 04:50 PM
monitor drivers*

HornyPope
10-06-2005, 04:51 PM
What Endy means is troubleshoot with another monitor to see where the problem lays. If the same occurs with a new monitor then it's probably the vcard or the drivers that are fucking up, otherwise it's something to do with the monitor itself.

noodlesfan
10-06-2005, 05:02 PM
from your description, the computer has no problem from what i can tell, you need a new moniter.

The Talking Pie
10-06-2005, 05:07 PM
My mum's laptop has that problem. She got it cheap at a computer fair because that line of laptops were recalled because of a fault with some video/graphics hardware/card. Might be similar.

sKratch
10-06-2005, 08:23 PM
This makes me sad. If my monitor is broken, I'm not going to be a happy camper. I guess I could try to talk to Samsung about it.

HornyPope
10-06-2005, 09:36 PM
Sink Samsung will say somesing?

That Punk Kid You Love
10-06-2005, 10:17 PM
If they don't...*cracks knuckles*

Kitten
10-06-2005, 10:21 PM
This makes me sad. If my monitor is broken, I'm not going to be a happy camper. I guess I could try to talk to Samsung about it.

How long is the warrenty?