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Tom Sherrill

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I am not sure if this is the right spot in the forums to post this, but this is seems where it would best fit:

While browsing the internet (I was on YouTube) vertical lines as well as smaller appeared on my screen, which you can see linked below. I can tell you the following, my monitor seems to be fine and all the connections are secured. When I bring up the configuration menu (by pressing the button on the monitor) it is unaffected and is clear. The lines are visible when the computer first starts up.
If this means anything, I have a Radion 9800 pro series video card.

I have tried a system restore and the lines do not go away.
I have secured the cords.
I have restarted my computer.

I suspect its a hardware issue rather than a software issue

I could really use help here, and any ideas and advise will be much appreciated.

I am glad to post any information you would also need to know

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It is possible the card is faulting.

Have you tried to update the Radion drivers? You can download the latest drivers for Windows XP here.

You might also try uninstall the graphics card in Device Manager (right click My Computer, Manage, Device Manager, Display Adapters). Reboot the system and allow Windows to reinstall the card.

You should also try putting a different monitor on your system just to confirm.
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I just tried the new drivers, it didn't work, ill try the the uninstalling the graphics card method.
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Ok I have tried installing the new drivers and have tried uninstalling the cards, which didnt work either.
If this matters, it said i had 2 addaptors one as: "128 DDR ATI Radeon 9800" and the other '128 DDR ATI Radeon 9800 sec"
Any other thoughts?

I haven't had time to test it with another moniter.
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The "Sec" is just the card's other port for a monitor. It's all on the same card though.. I've had this problem before - it was when water was dripping onto it from my cooling system, it was with a 9800XT 256mb. I don't really know what to suggest, see if you have warranty and look at taking it back possibly...
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Problem solved!!!!!! Opened the computer and found it was full of dust. Removed the video card and vacuumed it as well as everything else. Hooked everything back up and works great.
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Wow! Glad you got it worked out!
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