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Old 08-25-02, 03:19 PM
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Little by little I think my screen is going out, It is becoming harder to see things on the screen every day, Is there anything I can do, I have already adjusted any setting, is there something in the monitor I can do? HP M50
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Old 08-25-02, 05:58 PM
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Cool Monitor...

Well sounds like the monitor is failing. How old is it? You are not seeing any other problems are you? You donít tell me what OS, video card etc you are running. Anyway I believe itís time for a new monitor. Monitors are cheap now unless you go plasma or such, you should be able to pick up one from Wally world or sams club for under $200. Get a Trinitron if you can, much nicer picture etc but your video card has a lot to do with what your picture actually looks like.
 
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Old 08-25-02, 06:27 PM
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No other problems, About 6 years old, Hewlett Packard, Vidio card? is there any adjustments there ?
 
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Old 08-25-02, 06:48 PM
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Cool Again...

I dont know, which video card, OS, memory do you have? HP made hundreds of computer models.
 
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Old 08-25-02, 06:57 PM
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tell me where to look and what info you need, and I'll get it to, mabey still hope.
 
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Old 08-26-02, 04:38 AM
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Cool Dxdiag...

Go to "Start" "Run" in the dialog box type "dxdiag" without the "". That will tell you a lot about the system.
 
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Old 08-26-02, 08:31 AM
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A failing video card will very rarely cause a fading screen, it's either working or not working. A failing monitor is most likely what's causing your problem, and it's probably a failing high voltage supply if the screen is getting darker. I would say replace the monitor, 6 years is pushing it. I hope your computer is not 6 years old also.
 
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Old 08-26-02, 08:57 AM
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Cool Replace it...

I whole heartedly agree trinitro! But thought we would beat the bush and make sure. But I would be safe to say the symptoms and the age of this monitor that it is definitely failing. 6 years is a good run for a monitor! Like I mentioned, wally world, Sams club etc or you may even look for a used computer store if your short on cash. Pick up a monitor used under $100. But I doubt you will get five years out of it. KDS makes a good monitor, I have four of them, Iím not going to blow smoke up yer skirt and say I havenít had a few problems with them but overall as far as customer service and workability of the monitor and I only spent $150 NEW with a five year parts and labor warranty, I am pleased. The only real problem I had was one of them had a ferrite bead ringing so I sent it back but they sent me a new one before I sent the old one back. The next monitor that arrived had finger prints between the safety screen and the mask. No big deal considering the amount of CRTís that they sell. They went above the call to replace both and the second was sent overnight at their expense!
 
 

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