Cadet57
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Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:30 am

hi folks, i just hopped on my computer a few minutes ago and my monitor looks like this, from the desktop only, heres a screen of whats going on.

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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:34 am

It looks like your monitor has been infected with a life-form based on a large, hydrocarbon ring...
Seriously, it looks more like a crack that you can't see from the outside, but which is disrupting photon emission or proper LCD diffusion, whatever type of monitor you're using.
Call tech support.
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Cadet57
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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:37 am

Quoting Redngold (Reply 1):
Call tech support.

monitor's from 1998.... time for a new one?


Thanks,
Justin
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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:40 am

Hi guys.

>> Cadet57, that looks pretty serious! I'd take Redngold's advice and have a computer technician fix it before it ends up like this ..........





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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:10 am

Make sure someone isn't having a laugh and changed your desktop background!

But is that a screenshot taken using the print screen key or is that a photo taken with a camera of the actual monitor? If it's a screen dump, chances are it's not your monitor as this would be a picture of what your computer is sending to your monitor.

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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:19 am

Maybe you have a virus lol!
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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:15 pm

Quoting Poobaboon (Reply 4):
But is that a screenshot taken using the print screen key or is that a photo taken with a camera of the actual monitor? If it's a screen dump, chances are it's not your monitor as this would be a picture of what your computer is sending to your monitor.

Beat me too it! Looks like someone is 'avin' a larf!!

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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:21 pm

Quoting Poobaboon (Reply 4):
But is that a screenshot taken using the print screen key or is that a photo taken with a camera of the actual monitor? If it's a screen dump, chances are it's not your monitor as this would be a picture of what your computer is sending to your monitor.



Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 6):
Beat me too it! Looks like someone is 'avin' a larf!!

Beat me also......


Yeh thisd is true where is it from if its a screen shot and its like this then id say virus, backgrond or fu*ked up shader in Graphics card...

If its a photo then maybe monitor... but try a screenshot if it is.



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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:30 am

its a screen using print screen


im going to run a virus scan, think it'll do any good?

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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:45 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 8):
im going to run a virus scan, think it'll do any good?

Probably and also check your background, change it...

If none works u will need a new graphics card!



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Cadet57
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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:08 pm

new graphics card! i just paid 250 for one last summer! the background is standard win xp default, i put in the red sitcle with the "wtf" to show what was wrong. but the black stuff is there on all wallpapers. but when i get home i'll check it out.


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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:24 pm

This could be a secret "layer" (source:virus) that is applied over any file you set as your background.

Questions: What happens if you drag and dock the "start bar" to the right, left, or top edges of the screen? Does the fractal image move also? What about if you drag your destop icons to the right side....does the "crack" move to the now open left side? Just curious.
 
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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:28 am

Hmm, diddnt think of that, like i said, when i get home, im at school now Smile but i'll run mr.norton and try the other stuffs.


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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:42 am

Quoting Poobaboon (Reply 4):
But is that a screenshot taken using the print screen key or is that a photo taken with a camera of the actual monitor? If it's a screen dump, chances are it's not your monitor as this would be a picture of what your computer is sending to your monitor.

Not necessarily, its easy to make something appear on your screen which wont ever show up in a standard screenshot - DirectX overlays!

You use DirectX to overlay something directly in the graphic cards memory, and since screenshots are almost always done from the system memory where the display frame is created initially it wont show up.

This is why you get a black square sometimes when screenshoting Windows Media Player when its playing a movie, or some DVD players.
 
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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:23 am

Yeh, as said above, I think somebody is messing with you! If it was the monitor itself, it would not be shown on a screenshot... Just check your wallpaper, and any unknown processes.
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RE: Whats Wrong With My Monitor?

Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:00 am

guys guys, the wtf and circle is my doing, is that what people think is wrong?  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 

its just all the black squiggles in the circle. i just used that to show what was going on.  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  im sorry if anyone thought that was the prob.
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