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Monitor is possessed--Help!


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lacohn

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My Windows 2000 machine is having the strangest problem. The display looks scrambled--the displays shakes, shimmers, and is almost causing me a seizure just to look at it. I bought a new lcd monitor (the old monitor was crt), but the same problem! Then I tried moving the machine and monitor into another room (i thought perhaps it was some type of magnetic interference), but the problem persisted. Is it the video card? When I connect to the machine remotely (via gotomypc), the image is fine... I would appreciate any advice you can offer!
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Facedown98

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Hi. When did this start? Have you made any changes to the system recently? What kind of card do you have in the computer?
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The problem has actually been happening for 6 months, but I finally am getting around to doing something about it. This is an office computer... The video card is a Nvidea Vanta PCI card. It started when we moved into a new office building. I assumed it was just magnetic interference, but when we moved the computer to another location and it still was shaky, I began to think it was something else. We have at least 10 other computers in our suite that show no interference at all. Can a bad video card cause this shakiness/wobbliness in a picture?
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Honestly, there's no telling what a bad video card will do, but going buts and shaking is a good sign that something is wrong there... Is the monitor sitting on a metal shelf? Do you have any halogen lights next to the monitor?
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