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moscatomg1

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Hi, recently my dell dim. 3000 flat screen monitor (model e153fp) gives off slight "glitches" (little jitters?). The glitch happens often when typing and when clicking (so it's slight but frequent). It is from 2005. I checked all connections. As for drivers, all I found at dell was an "optional" one from 2005 that for some reason does not even list the dim. 3000 as being compatible--even though dell sold this monitor w/ my dim. 3000. But I suppose all that is moot anyway, b/c this has been working fine from the start and has never required a driver update. I also did virus scanning for the heck of it, and nothing found. . . . Anyway, besides the windows device manager status, which only says "device is working properly," is there any other utility to dl or simple way to check what is going on w/ this monitor?

Of course, I hope the screen is not just "burning out" or dying on me. :D
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Neil Jones

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You don't need any drivers for a monitor and no diagnostic software will be of any use to you, unfortunately.

If you have access to another monitor, or if you can beg or borrow another one, if the problem clears up on the new screen it's a monitor issue.
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You don't need any drivers for a monitor and no diagnostic software will be of any use to you, unfortunately.

If you have access to another monitor, or if you can beg or borrow another one, if the problem clears up on the new screen it's a monitor issue.
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The glitch happens often when typing and when clicking (so it's slight but frequent

Suggesting that it the signal to the monitor that is causing the issue and not the monitor itself!
Check that your keyboard and mouse to system and that your system to monitor connections are secure.
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Yep, that was it! Not the cable connections but the cable itself--just a little snagged. So the concern was for nothing. :D Thank you for the tip.
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Thanks for posting the feedback, it may help others in the future :D I am happy that the issue is now resolved and thank you for allowing me to assist ;) ;)
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