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Zzarkk

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Hello again :tazz: Since you guys helped me out so much last time, I decided to come here again with my new problem.
My computer screen is always twitchy and somewhat garbly (it looks like I'm looking at the screen from under water.) Occasionally though, especially when I leave the computer unattended for a while, the screen is full of lines and sketchy blotches of what are suppose to be images. When this happens, the power button on my monitor blinks (green off, green on.) While this only sometimes happens while regularly running the computer, when running in safe mode the screen is always like this (minus the blinking light.)
I've tried the Windows troubleshooting for display problems, I've updated Windows Media Player (since I thought that was the problem), and I've reinstalled the NVIDIA video card drivers from the vpr Matrix website.

I have a vpr Matrix model 180R.
My video card is an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 100/200.
My monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 151v.

Thanks for your time. :)
-Bryan

Not sure if this is helpful, but I got a log of the error this morning:
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERe268.dir00\Mini123005-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERe268.dir00\sysdate.xml

Edited by Zzarkk, 31 December 2005 - 07:12 AM.

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austin_o

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Hi. I think the easiest approach would be to do some component swapping, like try another monitor. Monitor first, it is easy to do. Borrow one from a friend if you have to. Eliminate this first and if it is the monitor, easy to replace. If the monitor swap does not do it, I suspect the video card is bad.
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Zzarkk

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Thanks for your help. I hooked my monitor up to my parents' computer, and it worked fine.
I also tried capturing a screenshot of the computer when it's acting up, because I figured that if the picture was messed up then it was the video card, and if it looked fine that meant it was a monitor problem.
Well, the image came out messed up, so I'm assuming I have a bad video card.
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Is there a way to repair it, or should I simply get a new one?
Thanks again :tazz:

Edited by Zzarkk, 31 December 2005 - 04:26 PM.

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It would probably be easier (and less costly) to get a new video card.
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