Green Lines on monitor bought on ebay

November 21, 2010 at 09:27:34
Specs: Windows Vista

I have the same exact problem TY Riggs is having the vertical green lines appear any time the computer processes something. I have a 9800gtx Nvidia card. But I do not think it is the card because I have removed my monitor and hooked up my old monitor to see if it would still happen, and it didn't. So this tells me it is the monitor. Unfortunately my wife bought this monitor from E-Bay, So i have no manual to read. I am not even sure what type of monitor it is either but it has a W on the front made to look like a kings crown with a line under it. Also it seems to only put the lines on the screen when the screen is refreshed. I am running windows vista 64 bit. Please help I have college work to do and this is driving me nuts. Thank you in advance.

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November 21, 2010 at 10:08:42
I found that when I unplug the monitor and plug it back in it now only show little white spots now.

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November 21, 2010 at 10:23:51
If your wife bought it from ebay there should be some record of the sale with some details. Or look over the monitor to find a model number. Then Google for information on it.

IMO, that is just another reason not to deal with ebay for computer hardware.

Is this an LCD type display? What is the diagonal screen size? What resolution are you currently using?

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November 22, 2010 at 11:15:46
Yes it is LCD yes I know not to buy from Ebay but shes a women she never listens. Yes I have google the model number and no luck its running in 1680 1050 resolution 32 bit highest. It is a 21 inch monitor

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November 22, 2010 at 15:05:10
Try downloading SIW to possibly find a brand or model number of the monitor. Get SIW at the link below.

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November 23, 2010 at 11:42:30
I have the model number its on the back of the monitor. It is L2210NW

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November 23, 2010 at 11:56:34
So, why can't you find anything on it then? I googled that model number and got lots of hits. The display is a Westinghouse unit with a 1 year warranty. Look at the link below for some specs. If the monitor was bought less than a year ago then you will need to find where to get service on it. First things first.

Here is a link to the manual too.

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November 23, 2010 at 12:12:21
Make sure there are no bent pins on the connector on the end of it's video cable, that the connector is plugged all the way into it's port, and that the connector is ~ 90 degrees coming out of (perpendicular to) the port.
Other than possibly that, random lines or artifacts are almost always caused by a hardware problem rather than a software problem.

Its NOT a good idea to buy ANY used LCD monitor, unless you're SURE it has not been used much. The display of an LCD monitor on average has a much shorter useful life than CRT monitors do / did. The better the brand's reputation and model, the more likely the LCD display will last longer.
"...1 year warranty..." A Westinghouse model is probably one of the el-cheapos.

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