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White 'faded area' around edge of lcd monitor

Q: White 'faded area' around edge of lcd monitor

I have a maxtech(i know) 19' lcd that has a white ghostlike area around the edge of the screen that goes away after it is on for about 30m-1hr. The monitor is over 3 yrs old. Anyone know why it does this? Is it going bad?

A: White 'faded area' around edge of lcd monitor

Offhand? Given the age; I would first think that the fluorescent tube light used to backlight the screen is beginning to go bad. It starts off a little to dim with the edges worst, just like a fluorescent tube in a ceiling light. Once warmed up it reaches full brightness .
This is fixable, the bulbs are designed to be replaced .

But if it is something more complex like the internal electronics the monitor may be on the way to the junk pile.

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I recently bought an Inspiron 7559 laptop and then decided to clone the HDD with a Sandisk 1TB SSD. I also added another 8GB main memory. I replaced the drive and the PC worked just fine.
After a few days, I quick formatted the HDD and put it back in as a Data D drive. The day I did that Dell upgraded my BIOS and on reboot soon after a square block of white area appeared on the top left quadrant of either of my screens, the laptop or the U2415 (also brand new.) If I move between the screens then the other does not show the anomaly.
If I right click on the task bar and bring the desktop up the block gets painted over/filled with the background. However if I start an app, say a browser the block re-appears. I did Dell diagnostics which passed all the components and then also diagnostics via the BIOS and that also did not show any problem. I decided against the longer diagnostic for now.
There does not seem to be any issues but it would be good to solve it...maybe something came loose when I opened the back and replaced the SSD or the HDD.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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This issue is very difficult to reproduce. Screenshots do not show it when I look at them with my other monitor.

I just replaced my old 1600 x 900 monitor with a new Sceptre television.
Sceptre U435CVUMC 43 4K Ultra HD 2160p 60Hz LED HDTV 4K x 2K
My old AMD Radeon 6950 could not do such a high resolution so I got a new GTX 970 graphics card.
EVGA GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 04G-P4-2972-KR 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

Currently I have a dual monitor setup with both monitors connected to the new graphics card. On the TV, all text has a distinct glowing white border around it. I can see it in Notepad, the title bars of all windows, even the underscore, square, and X buttons at the upper right of all windows have this white glow around them. It's hideous. When I try to screenshot it and bring it over to the other monitor, you can't see it. It's not exactly like a background color is set to white. More like, it clearly conforms to the edges of the letters.

No it does not just appear on title bars. It also appears in the form I'm typing into right now on this website. I think it's hardware because I can't reproduce it with screenshots.

I will attach a cell phone photograph.

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Here I captured some printscreens. The first is a GIF (, the second is a YouTube video:

A:Videos' and Gifs' right side faded in Microsoft Edge. Why?

Probably need to reinstall or update your video card drivers. What computer or graphics card do you have?

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Fujitsu CRT monitor has a suddenly "faded" display, as if the screen has been whitewashed. It's also slightly out of focus, and there's a tiny black dot in the middle. It's still usable (using it now to post this). Tried degaussing a couple of times, no result, though at one point it displayed properly for an instant during one degaussing. Any help appreciated.

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hello. having problems with LCD montior. It is a quality monitor--NEC Multisync LCD 1830--but is about 5 years old.

For a week or so it was flickingering slightly. Then one day it faded to black for a minute, came back for 30 seconds, then went black for a long time. On subsequent days I tried it, no luck. Then one day I tried it again and it worked for a few minutes before fading to black again. When it works for brief periods, the image quality is perfect. But at any time it is liable to go totally black again.

Might it be at the end of its lifespan? Can anyone tell me the normal lifespan for LCD's?

Are they worth repairing, in general?

Note: i am quite sure the problem is with the monitor, not the CPU or anything else. i hooked up another monitor and it has been working perfectly for days.

A:Solved: LCD monitor has faded to black

Your LCD is history as in either or backlight,inverter and no it is not worth having fixed. Buy a new one.

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Issue Example:
Monitor: eMachines e15t4

So my issue is like the image I posted above - I have faded blackish lines moving all over the screen (kind of a fuzziness). It will gradually change as I change the monitor refresh rate, however it's always there. I have noticed, I can only see it in windows; if I'm in bios, It's not active. I can not try another monitor because I have no other monitor.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

A:Fuzzy Faded Lines on Monitor

Welcome to Seven Forums ddbillsfan. If you pull up the monitors own menu (for adjustments), is the problem showing in the monitors menu as well, or is it behind the menu? A Guy

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Hello. This is my first post on these forums.

Getting to the point, I have a Panasonic TV which I have been using as a Secondary Monitor for the past few months, and it has worked perfectly (with an S-video cable). One day I was using it for general reasons and the screen faded to black, and I knew it was on standby. Problem is, I tried everything, but it seemed to stay on standby no matter what. I have tried reconnecting the S-video cable to many places both on PC and Monitor, still same result.

I am using AV3 on the monitor, and am using the Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

UltraMon doesn't seem to be helping in any way with it, and yes, the monitor is enabled in Display Settings.

I honestly have no idea at all why it just went black one day, other things such as my Xbox and normal TV viewing works perfectly on my Panasonic TV.

A:Secondary Monitor faded and won't work again (Panasonic)

Oh great. It still doesn't work.

Hey Panasonic, make a monitor which can be taken out of standby.

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I just got a LG L226WTQ 22" monitor. Some letters will have faded areas on them and also the screen saver will lock up the computer up solid, so I have it off (blank setting) right now. I have a Dell XPS 400 running windows xp. Any suggestions, I have a week and a half before I can not take it back. Thanks

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hi ,
i have 2 identical hp w2007 flat screen monitors. they are both installed on
identical gateway 3 yr old PC's with xp. one monitor is upstairs, and mine is downstairs. mine works perfectly .. they one upstairs.. lets call it monitor 1,
has developed a bright or washed out , bright horizontal line about 4" tall-going across the entire screen.
... along with this problem it doesn't have true black ,(more of a black brown faded) on all black screens...
Mine , monitor 2, is perfect.
monitor 1, started having issues ,with not holding, a preferred setting.. it wouldn't hold resolution, size or brightness , contrast and other settings.. i have uninstalled the new monitor and software and reinstalled it.. i have tried all the monitor adjustments , i have tried to match resolutions and setting to my perfect monitor 2..nothing works.. from day one , it only had one oddity... there was a white shadow
around the arrow pointer,cursor, my monitor never had that.. i couldn't even make my pointer/cursor , do that..
does anyone think it has a burned out
band " across the monitor? what are these new crystal clear view flat screens like inside? Anyone think there is anything i can do..
could it be a bad video card.. or just a blown new monitor?
thanks for all the help.. i can sure use it..

A:faded 4"horizontal line on hpw2007 monitor-need help !

Either take it in to have it looked at or buy another monitor. If it is under warranty you may be able to have it replaced

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The bottom corner of my mitsubishi diamond pro 1000 21 inch montitor sometimes fades and this morning was highly redified. so I pressed the degauss button, and that fixed things up decently thought it is still a little faded. Strangely if I move the monitor around a bit it seems to get better, depending on how it faces, but the way I want it to face makes the bottom corner not so good. Is there something I can do, some maintenance technique that will improve this situation? Thanks in advance.

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Windows 7 I am on a Gateway Intel 400 2 gb Ram 1 Tb harddrive using my large screen TV Mitsibuish as my monitor. Since installing Windows 7 my display has been edge to edge on my TV display. Recently after downloading a startup utility called starstartup my display changed with a two inch border on all sides. I have since deleted the startup utility but the border remain. I restored my computer to an earlier restore point nothing changed. So I think there must be another reason for this change in the display. On another hard drive with Windows XP which was also displaying edge to edge display but after I installed windows 8 beta the same thing occurred there was a border instead of the edge to edge display. I attempted to change the resolution which was on 1920 X 1080 to a lesser resolution but that didn't correct the display. So the resolution is back to 1920 X 1080. I clicked on full screen mode stay the same. Would like to get back to the edge to edge display. Hope you can help. Xandr

A:Edge to edge display on TV Monitor

Try increasing the resolution.

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Windows 7 I am on a Gateway Intel 400 2 gb Ram 1 Tb harddrive using my large screen TV Mitsibuish as my monitor. Since installing Windows 7 my display has been edge to edge on my TV display. Recently after downloading a startup utility called starstartup my display changed with a two inch border on all sides. I have since deleted the startup utility but the border remain. I restored my computer to an earlier restore point nothing changed. So I think there must be another reason for this change in the display. On another hard drive with Windows XP which was also displaying edge to edge display but after I installed windows 8 beta the same thing occurred there was a border instead of the edge to edge display. I attempted to change the resolution which was on 1920 X 1080 to a lesser resolution but that didn't correct the display. So the resolution is back to 1920 X 1080. I clicked on full screen mode stay the same. Would like to get back to the edge to edge display. Hope you can help. Xandr

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There is a laptop with a white line across the left side of the screen, about a centimeter thick with a thin green border. It appears to be "above" the desktop and task bar, because things like the mouse or icons disappear under it but still function normally. The problem has apparently been around for months (possibly over half a year) and there aren't any restore points prior to it.

The computer is a Compaq 610, running Windows XP Home SP2. Other than the white line it seems to be fully functional, but I really don't know what it is. Here are some of the things I've noticed:
- It's not a program or at least doesn't appear in Task Manager as a process.
- It doesn't change when the resolution changes.
- The computer doesn't seem to have any problems with viruses.
- The line is there starting at the POST screen and stays constantly (including Safe Mode) except when the screen briefly goes blank prior to starting up Windows.

It would seem like potentially a graphical problem but I really have no idea what to check or what would cause this. The user of this computer remembers no details and probably won't be helpful in getting any information. They have also taken the computer back, so I hope I haven't neglecting anything important to check.

A:White line along edge of screen

Connect an external monitor - does the line appear?

If NO, then you have an internal cable or screen issue.

If YES, then you have a graphics chip/card issue.

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My laptop screen's left edge is turning to white, before few month it was a littel but now it is spreading little by little..Model of my laptop is HP ENVY 15-j126TX. Is there any solution for that? And if i have to replace a screen can i replace display with touch facility? (sorry for the Quality of my pictures if it captured with flash can's capture the screen problem..)

A:Display Edge is turning to white

Hi there @slmg_Lahiru,  Welcome to the HP Support Community! I have a few questions for you about the white line(s) displaying on your HP ENVY 15-j126tx Notebook PC. These questions are also troubleshooting steps for you to try. Please make sure to try out the steps in the questions below. That way, if you have to re-post you have the answers to these questions also.  If you connect your Notebook to an external monitor, does the line show up on the external monitor screen?Have you tried doing updates using the HP Support Assistant? When did you do your last Windows Updates?Have you tried to Reset the BIOS?Have you tried to Test for Hardware Failures to see if it reports any display issues? Have you tried to Uninstall the Graphics Drivers? If not, here are steps for you to follow to perform the uninstall:Device ManagerClick Display Adaptors Click the + to expand that categoryRight-click on all Graphics Driver(s)Select UninstallRestart the Notebook twice. If you are still having issues and none of the suggestions above helped to get rid of the line at this point, here is another option for you to try:In the Device Manager:Click Display AdaptorsRight-click on Graphics FamilySelect Update Driver SoftwareChoose the option to Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software.The Notebook should find and automatically install the updated driver. After the installation is comp... Read more

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bring it into a photo editor like photoshop or paint shop and place it on a canvas that is slightly larger then the pic.

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Hello All

Guess I should apologise if this is considered the wrong place to make this post. Recently when I click to open a thread I have a large blank white area that covers a whole screen, down to the bottom of the first advertisement. Is this due to changes on the forum or is it just me?
Regards SilverSurf

A:Blank White Area At Top of Screen

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Hi - I have just completed a fresh install of XP SP2 then immediatley followed by SP3. All windows updates have been performed and I am running IE8.

The problem I am having is, some websites not all, display a grey area instead of white (see images below) - I also get the same problem in Firefox

Its confussing the hell out of me. Has anyone ever seen this before or know whats wrong?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


A:Website displays grey area instead of white

Hello mahd1

Check these settings

1. Control Panel/Accessibility Options/Display
"Use High Contrast" should not be checked

2. IE/Tools/Internet Options/General/Colours
Make sure "Use Windows Colours" is checked

3.Same General Tab in IE.
Click Accessibility
Nothing should be checked here

You might have to reboot for changes to work


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MS Win 7 64 bit
New Dell Optiplex 790 System
Just installed two weeks ago - very few apps installed and only a few trusted websites have been visited.

Originally set up and installed MS Office, Adobe Reader, and a few other common programs. Installed VMware vSphere Client. Upon using VMWare vSphere Client for the first time, I first noticed the white/blank square in the upper right corner of my desktop. It has been there ever since, even when I have not used any applications after startup.

I'm attaching a snippet of the affected area of the desktop.


A:White Square/Blank Area Always on Desktop

Optiplex 790 PSU failure - Common? <<= Full article from Spiceworks More recent details have now shown it is a Dell Specific problem - It is either related to Power Supply Unit (most likely) or Motherboard issue (maybe) - Contact your Dell dealer ASAP -Quote from Dell spokesperson =Dell made minor modifications to OptiPlex 990 and 790 motherboards. Due to the revision the OptiPlex 990/790 system(s) will require installation of either Dell's or an embedded/custom BIOS based on A11 or later on a go-forward basis and will no longer be compatible with BIOS versions previous to A11. In addition, the engineering team cannot determine root cause without analyzing the failed MBs. Have you been in contact with technical support to report the failures you are experiencing? This is not a problem caused by you in any way - It needs to be fixed by your Dell dealer Now -Edited to fix link -

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Help !

A:Background on laptop Edge 13 has turned from white to light blue

Work through these same steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
to disinfect and then check System Files, before confirming the Partition Marked Active is System Reserved (preferred if u have it) or C to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8097 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 462956 MB, Free - 251747 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0T3YTY
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated and Enabled

The blue and white window edge shown in the attached partial desktop screenshot appears on the upper right hand edge of the desktop some time after I turn on the computer. It appears when I am connected to the internet and when I am not connected (via an ethernet cable -- I'm not using wireless). Clicking on it or attempting to drag it has no effect. I do not notice any odd behavior while using my computer but I don't know what might be going on in the background.

I have performed a Symantec Endpoint Protection full scan and a Windows Defender full scan, and I have downloaded the latest Windows security updates. One file was removed by the Symantec scan, but otherwise no threats or problems were found.

Thanks very much for your help!

A:Edge of Blue and White Window appears on upper right of desktop

Move the Taskbar to the bottom, then attempt to drag that window from its top.

To move the taskbar to its default position along the bottom edge of the screen:
Click a blank portion of the taskbar.
Hold down the primary mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer to the bottom.


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So how did she do it? Did she use a theme or something?

A:How to turn white explorer window area transparent

I would like to now that too oO'
never heard about it, but my firefox is "Aerofied" so this would totally match!

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I've just installed Wiondows 10 Insider Preview Build 14279
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How can I enlarge the area reserved to the icons?
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Some people suggests using the tool "Taskbar Tweaker" but it doesn't work on Windows 10 Insider, in fact the webpage says it's dangerous.

A:Annoying white arrows on the taskbar icon area.

Our Admin, Brink, gave an answer to this issue in this thread...........................
Notification Area change with latest Fast Ring build question

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A:Window extends beyond monitor edge

Hi have you set the screen resolution, to a lower level?
Check under Advanced>monitor>change the refresh rate and see if that helps.
Also under Troubleshooting>adjust the Hardware Acceleration - and see what difference that makes.

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The problem occurs with the Geforce drivers Windows installed by default, and with the ones I downloaded from nVidia's website (version 260.99.) While trying to mess with the display settings I managed to get a blank screen so had to boot into safe mode (where presumable it uses some sort of basic VESA driver rather than the nVidia drivers), if I set the display to 1440x900 there the image fills the screen perfectly!

In the nVidia control panel it reports the native resolution as 1440x1050.

Any ideas on how to get 1440x900 working properly?

Many thanks.


A:Monitor's native resolution goes off the edge of the screen?

Try changing the DPI
DPI Display Size Settings - Change

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Does this mean my video card has had it?
My system is 18 months old and I am running XP.

A:Viewing Area on Monitor

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Hello, I was just on line and as i was typing my dell monitor went all white ..
I tried everything to no avail ..
I then took out an old dell monitor that i'm using now, and that's working fine ..
Can that other monitor be fixed or do you think its shot ??
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thank You

A:Monitor went white

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I have a relatively new Dell inspiron 1100. I just returned from a trip and had the lap top with me. It worked fine on my flight, worked while I was away. I did not use it on the return flight. The first time I turned it on after returning home, all I get is a white screen. I can hear windows starting up and sometimes the screen flashes from black back to white.
I have tried removing the battery and just plugging it in, charging the battery, ect.
I have been on hold with tell for over twenty minutes...any ideas?

A:Monitor is white

Try to adjust brightness and or contrast.

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Is there anything I can do? I currently use a screen area of 640x480 because if I try 800x600 it uses even less of the screen and appears very squished.

I am using win98SE and the display adapter is Cirrus Logic 546X 1.71h if thats important.


A:Old monitor (another viewing area prob)

Try this link and if you have the model number you may be OK.

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I need a monitor that has 85mhz or higher as I'm somewhat sight impaired. anything lower than 85mhz and I can see the screen flickering; it gives bad headaches!
Currently I'm using a View Sonic; but with the recent development of the speaker within the monitor going down... I'm looking again.
I'm diabetic type 2 and with some other wired disorders that keep me a little slower in some ways than others.
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I have a Fujitsu-Siemens Scaleoview W19.

When I leave my computer for a good while (like overnight) and come back the monitor only displays a white screen. Restarting the computer or plugging the monitor in and out does not help. The only solution I've found is to turn the monitor off and on again until it works, and that took me about 50 tries last time.

So if anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful

A:LCD monitor turns white

1. Don't leave your computer on overnight?
2. If you do, at least turn off the screen. You can set it to turn off after a set period of minutes.
3. Buy a new screen.

I don't know whats causing the problem or if it can be fixed so best wait for some of the others to reply.

Have you tried the screen on a different computer and the computer on a different screen?

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Hi guys,

I have an acer LCD monitor, and recently I noticed a horizontal white line appearing approx 1/4 of the way down the screen. It changes colours somewhat when it has a different coloured background.

It is still there when the logo appears from acer BEFORE it starts displaying from my computer. It's 1.5 years old, but I only have a 1 year warranty.

Is there any way I can fix it? Thanks!!

A:White line on monitor

You can have a failing video graphics adapter, or a failing monitor/screen. Best thing to do is trade out monitors first. Then replace the drivers.
Be sure you have a clean system.

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My PC and graphics card have a hook-up and I have the cable to, that is white.

What is this cord?? I cant use it, it just says no signal if its hooked up.

What im trying to do is have 2 monitors hooked up, my grahics card has the regular VGA cable I guess, and this white port, which I dont understand and doesnt work anyway.

Any info on this?

A:What is the white monitor cable for?

Originally Posted by Boarder250

My PC and graphics card have a hook-up and I have the cable to, that is white.

What is this cord?? I cant use it, it just says no signal if its hooked up.

What im trying to do is have 2 monitors hooked up, my grahics card has the regular VGA cable I guess, and this white port, which I dont understand and doesnt work anyway.

Any info on this?

The cable with the white plugs at each end is a DVI (Digital Visual Interface) cable. This is the video element of an HDMI cable and enables your monitor to display higher quality graphics. Your monitor and PC will automatically detect if either the analogue (Blue plugs) or DVI (White plugs) is connected on boot up and will then configure itself accordingly. It is not possible to use both the DVI and VGA cables at the same time.

Did you reboot your PC after you connected the DVI cable? Did you disconnect the VGA cable?

Not all graphics cards support multiple monitors, if your card could output to 2 monitors it would have 2 connections of the same type. It is a lot easier to answer your questions if you complete the system specification section.


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Hello, and thanks for all your previous help. My current problem is a vertical white line on my monitor about 2 inches in from the right side of the screen. It goes from the top to the bottom and is about as wide as a very small thread.
My computer is a Compaq Presario M2000 Laptop running Windows XP.
Could someone tell me if this is a defect in the screen or if it is some kind of software causing this problem?
Thanks, Roy

A:White line on monitor

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I have an intermitten problem with my monitor screen going totally white but the program can be heard running in the background. Sometimes rebooting the computer corrects the problem but sometimes not. The monitor is less than 6 months old and the computer is about 1 year old. Below are my computer specs.
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name JP
System Manufacturer INTEL_
System Model D945GNT_
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~3400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~3400 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. NT94510J.86A.2487.2005.0906.1451, 9/6/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name JP\The Game Account
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.52 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.85 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
I have an NVidia 7900 GT video card.

Please help??

A:White screen on PC LCD Monitor

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Today I was checking my email when randomly my computer monitor went white and i couldn't see anything. The built in speakers on the monitor were still working and the system seemed to be running. I tried rebooting and unplugging and replugging the cords but it hasn't worked. I'm running windows vista sp 2 and my monitor is a compaq wf 1907. I've had this computer and monitor for several years so i doubt that it will still have its warrantly.

Thanks in advance to any replies i get

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i bought my laptop about 6 moths ago, its sony, Vaio

and suddenly my monitor goes white and if i adjust the monitor it sometimes comes

back to normal

but i usually have to restart the laptop

can anyone tell me what the problem is?

and if i need to replace the LCD monitor can you tell me how much it will cost?

A:My laptop monitor goes white

The video chip on the motherboard mite be overheating, or the LCD display is failing

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Hi, as I mentioned in the title my monitor has just completely gone white. It doesn't seem to be the graphics card, because I plugged in my laptop to the monitor via VGA cable and still it turns white. But I can't really confirm whether if it really is my graphics card or my monitor cause I don't have another monitor to test it out on.

A:Monitor turns white!

SO basically you have tried the monitor on two different computers? if this is true, in doing this did you use a different VGA Cable or the same one in both cases? Also does the monitor display it's on screen set up display when you press the control buttons?

I could be as simple as a bad VGA Cable, or it could be the monitor itself.

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Built a computer for a friend and he called and said he has a white line running horizontaly on his 19 inch lcd monitor.said it is on lower left and dont run all the way across.strange thing is he claims it is only on his desktop.when go to website like msn it is gone.he changed desktops and it is still there.seems odd to me.he has a 9550 video card and his monitor is hooked up to dvi.If i remember right the motherboard is an abit NF7-S.I'm stumped at the moment.I know it happened after his daughter was on it.Any ideas anyone?

A:white line on lcd monitor

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I have a HannsG HW173D 17" monitor. Recently when my monitor goes into standby or when i turn it off it glows white. I have left it alone for several hours and the glow does not go away. There are no problems with the monitor when it is running. When turned back on or taken out of standby it works fine. The only thing that makes it stop glowing is if I unplug the monitor. The monitor will be 2 years old in July and it is left on unless it goes into standby, which it is set to do after 15 minutes. I have not installed any new hardware or drivers for several months. The only other problem I have had recently was the recycler virus keeping my usb hard drives from opening, Norton's removed the virus and autorun eater fixed the problem.

A:monitor glows white when off

Have you adjusted the brightness/backlight levels recently?

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i have a Viewsonic 19 inch monitor that i got for free because of this problem... when its plugged into my pc it only shows a white screen and nothing else ever. if i turn it on while its only plugged into power and no pc it tries to turn on and i can hear a very quite sound and it will flash a black screen (i know the monitor is black but i mean it shows its color black) and nothing else. any idea what that is or if i can get it fixed.

its a viewsonic VX924

thanks alot,

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i am facing this problem off late

the monitor goes white all of sudden,sometimes diff color

what may be the problem

1) is it lack of power from psu or faulty graphics card or faulty monitor cable or problem with monitor itself

any help regarding this will be great

i do rip movie which take 15+ hrs and sometimes it goes white after 80% completion of movie ripping you can imagine how it ll be

note:i have updated latest graphics driver

any help will be highly appreciated!!!


A:monitor goes white/green sometimes

When it goes white, does it stay that way? If so, while it is white, see if you can pull up the monitors menu. If you can, and it looks ok, then the monitor is ok. How are you hooked to the monitor? If using HDMI, check the DVI or VGA connections, or visa versa. If the same on all, and the monitor has been ruled out, it's likely your video card. Monitor the temps while it is working hard, and see if it is overheating. if you have a spare card, use that as a test. A Guy

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Is it gubbed? I have checked all connections

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I have a Dell LCD 15 inch monitor that works as the computer boots up but a few minutes later turns white. Is there a fix for this or is it a lost cause. I have tried it on more than one computer. When this first started I could turn off the monitor and turn it back on and it would come back. Nothing helps now except letting it sit for several hours.

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Is it gubbed? I have checked all connections

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The minimise/maximise buttons are vertically stretched (like dining tables) instead of being square box-shaped on my monitor.

The settings are as recommended on the Samsung monitor and no amount of experimentation has improved things. One result is that I am unable to access buttons at the bottom of the screen because they have been forced downwards by the wretched vertical-stretching in the top portion of the screen.

I cannot imagine how the problem suddenly arose but it's causing me to worry!

A:Vertically stretched area at top of programs on monitor

Can you post a screen shot ?

Screenshot with Paint

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hello To All

I've bought a used Flatron widescreen monitor which i now dislike because it is too wide and I have to scroll sideways to see everything. Can somebody please tell me how to narrow the screen viewing area by telling me how to restore the black bar at each side of the screen showing the required images and text in the center of the screen. Modifying the resolution is not the answer I need. I need to reduce the ViEWING AREA.

Thank you in advance for any help.


A:How to narrow the viewing area of my monitor screen

Hi Brad

I've just spotted your email so I thought I'd bump this for you.

A few things though, 1) this is a Windows 7 forum and you are running the now obsolete XP, 2) I just don't think your old Time PC will be up to your new monitor, somebody may be able to remember how to sort it but you are using very old kit and from somebody that spent a lot of time in the Time factory back in the day...most of it was junk put together my minimum wage folks that didn't have a clue lol

Anyway it would help if you could let us know what graphics card is in your machine and hopefully somebody can advise you from there.

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While shopping for a good monitor, I found that they sometimes said things like " 22" (20" viewable) ". What does this mean?

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So I just recently bought a new Edge Z40 from Velocity Micro.

I have set it up as directed but my monitor, a working HP 2311xi does not detect a signal with tried and tested VGA DVI and HDMI cables.

Unboxed it
Plugged it into an US-EU adapter (I'm in Europe)
Plugged that into a surge protector
Turned on the surge protector
turned rocker switch on the PSU on
Pressed the power button

LEDs light up, fans spin, the HDD vibrates, I put my Windows 8 disk in the optical drive and that spins, the MemOK! LED that signal a compatibility or installation problem with the RAM is NOT lit (no problems), the green LED next to the SATA 6Gb/s port is lit, and everything seems to be working fine.

Next I try plugging connecting my monitor, first with VGA, then DVI, then HDMI, but to no avail (I would try displayport but my monitor does not support it). The cables were secured at both ends, the monitor was on. It showed that it was scanning all 3 possible inputs, but reported "no signal" and went to sleep.

Since then, I tried pushing on all the connections to make sure the power supplies were connected properly, the connection from the video ports to the motherboard were firm, rearranged my two 4GB DDR3s, and tried using a step-down transformer with the 110V setting on the PSU rather than an adapter with the 230V setting.

Also, I'm not sure if this was initially there, but when I turn on the computer, after a few seconds I hear a short high-pitched 'blip... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor does not detect signal from new tower (Velocity Micro Edge Z40)

Hello and welcome to TSG!!

Have you tried using the motherboard's video connections? Or just the graphics card's? Can you remove the card and try the ones on the m/b?

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This is my first post here but I hope someone can help me. Today I decided to upgrade my video card as it was about time.
My new card is Gigabyte GeFORCE 6200 (Nvidia)
I usually watch videos on my tv but it only displays in black and white on the tv while the monitor is of course color.
Actually during startup it is color on the tv but just when windows loads it flips to black and white suddenly. I am in Japan and have a Japanese TV and I have set the NVIDIA settings to M(Japan)/NTSC. It didn't help.
I updated the drivers.
I don't know what else to do. Can anyone help me?

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A:white screen on flat monitor

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A:Annoying white strip along lcd monitor


Is that a CRT monitor? Have you tried that monitor on another computer to see if it's the monitor that is broke or the computer that is having problems. If it's the monitor, junk it and look on on the free page from your city for a new monitor. I see people giving away monitors all the time. If you don't find a free one, buy one for like 5 bucks. Anyway's, good luck

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My flatscreen monitor now only displays a white screen. This started when the monitor got knocked against the back wall when i knocked the desk it was on. If i look at it from a angle i can see the picture slightly and can log in etc.

Is their any way to fix this, or do i have to buy a new monitor?

Im using windows xp (dont think that helps)

A:FlatScreen monitor blank/white

Something in the monitor is likely broken, there's a low chance that its just a loose connection, but the cost of repairing monitors rarely makes sense these days when looking at some of the LCD deals.

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A few years ago, I purchased an HP 2311x monitor from a friend. About a month ago, my screen went completely white and after some troubleshooting I determined that the problem was the monitor and not the video card. I was about to put the monitor in the garage, but with three kids my budget is tight, and replacing it would put a strain on things, so I went to HP's site and read about some folks who suggested turning the monitor upside down and tapping on the top would fix it.
Surprisingly, this worked! So after about a week, when it happened again, I turned the monitor upside down a few times and my screen returned. This week when it happened, usually when the computer is unattended (maybe gone to sleep) I merely had to tilt the screen forward and the picture would come back.
Also, I noticed that the power adapter looks broken, like it is coming apart, as if my four year old child has stepped on it. I am sure that it should be replaced, and this is pretty doable for me.
One person suggested that something inside the monitor is loose and turning it upside down restores it; albeit temporarily. Should I start to save for another monitor because eventually this solution may not work anymore? Or is it possible that the problem is being caused by the adaptor that is breaking apart and I might just have to replace the power adaptor?
Thanks in advance, any insight into this issue would be appreciated.

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So like last week red dots had started to show on my monitor when it was connected to my gaming PC (the ps3+4 worked as usual) so i thought my pc could be breaking but when i plugged my pc into my sisters and my parents tv it hasnt got any red on it? what could the problem be and how could i fix it?

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I have had my tv set up as a second monitor to watch movies on. I have used it many times. I recently went to watch a movie and now my TV displays no color, just black and white. I have changed the color and display settings,used the "troubleshooting" and have searched the internet, but cannot figure out how to fix it. It worked without problems before.
Can someone please help me?
I am using a Dell Inspiron 6000, Windows XP Pro 2002, SP3. The TV is a standard Korean TV. I haven't changed anything from the last time to this time, so I don't understand why it wouldn't work now.

A:Dual monitor - TV is in black and white

Your TV setting might be set to NTSC on your computer while your TV requires PAL. You should be able to find this setting in the ATI Display Control Panel and change it to PAL, which I believe is used in Korea.

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I've been using a ASUS GeForce 7800 GTX with the latest drivers and a Sony SDM HS95P LCD monitor with the DVI connection and whenever I play CounterStrike: Source there's an intermitted flickering of a white line across the row of pixels in the rop right corner of my screen. I've googled around and haven't been able to find any topics on this. Just checking to see if anyone knows a solution to this problem.

A:Flickering White Lines - Top right of monitor

The exact problem was raised on (I think) this forum about 2 months ago.
It appeared to be a bug in the digital mapping between graphics card and screen, and I don't think there was a cure found.

Some astute searching may find the post, it currently eludes me.

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I had an ugly accident with my Laptop the other day when I dropped my backpack from about 1 m above ground with the computer inside
When I turned it on it had some white stripes on the screen, as you can see on the attached screen shot (I drew the lines in Photoshop, since they donīt appear on a screen shot, but thatīs how it looks). Obviously this is because of the computerīs fall, but I would like to know if someone can tell me if this is could be a problem with the LCD-screen, the graphics card or some loose connection?

I know it may be difficult to say without looking at the computer, but maybe someone can make a guess?

Thank you.

A:Vertical white stripes on LCD monitor

this is dead videochip. it will be good if you tell us exact model of your laptop.

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I see only a white screen under the tab when I try to load Facebook (FB). First, I got a "we're having problems sorry for the inconvenience" type message. Underneath that was a back button. I used it and it worked. But the next time I tried to get on, the whole page was white, no header, just the tabs and menu bar. I cleared my cache, but no luck. I restarted, no luck. Does anyone have any advice? I appreciate it! (Everything else loads.)

A:What cause White screen to load on monitor instead of FB

Keep trying they might be genuinely having problems. Have you tried it from another computer?Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Not sure if this is a premature image burn or what, but for a long time now I've had this strange white contrast issue on the centre, and right hand side of my monitor. It's not really a big deal, unless I'm doing something with a dark background it becomes noticeable.

This is a particular issue in gaming as when it's night in time, it appear lighter than usual. Making it a immersive breaking element.
But I'm really not sure what is the issue, nor what caused it. Like I said, it appears to be a premature image burn but when the monitor is off, it's completely clear. Which is leading me to speculate it might be a hardware issue.
Anyway, I hope that this is understandable to someone here as it's plagued the back of my mind for a while now, and nobody has managed to give me a answer.
My monitor is a AOC 2436Swa - 23.6" - widescreen and I've had it for a year, and kept good care of it.


A:Strange white contrast on monitor

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I have the same issue as another user on this forum. Not sure why, but his thread was closed -- despite not actually being solved.

A few important pieces of information:

- The LCD monitor can be revived by hooking it up to a specific laptop (in my case, the Acer that I'm using is able to get it back to normal again).

- Second, it is not an overheating issue -- as suggested in the closed thread.

- Third, it is not a fault with the backlight (also as suggested in the closed thread).

Finally, this issue began, around the same time that I was hit by a virus.

Is it possible for a virus to attack the circuitry of a modern energy star rated monitor?

... I've seen stranger things, in my time.

A:BENQ monitor turns white

This is usually the monitor or the cable. The fact that it seems to work on the laptop raises the possibility that it's the video card, but I notice you said "specific laptop" Does that mean that sometimes it stays white with other laptops? What is the refresh rate and resolution on the desktop?

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My fathers laptop screen seems to have gotten a crack at the bottom. It doesn't affect the rest of his screen, and he needs to work over Christmas before returning home, where he'll get a replacement. As a temporary solution, I've moved the trask bar to the top of the screen, and reduced the resolution. It has helped a bit, so the computer is at least usable.

However, he's going to be making a newsletter for his company over the christmas, which he needs the entire screen for, he says. I was wondering anyone knew of any applications that would allow him to define what area of the monitor is used to render the screen, like an app that basically fools windows into thinking that the monitor only goes from point x to point y (in height).

I tried googling a bit, but searching for "adjust screen area" is so broad it's hard to find anything even remotely useful.

A:Cracked laptop screen; want to define what area of monitor should be used

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Hi guysWhen i was reinstalling windows 8, getting devices ready crached compledly at 7 %. That means, that the spinning wheel on windows 8 was totally crashed, so i turned off my computer and after i started it again, my monitor was black with a white cursor in the top left corner of the monitor, and my keyboard and mouse didn't turn on. I have tried to take my graphics card out, and used the graphics on my cpu, removed the harddisc, and replaced it with a old one with windows 7 on, removed the harddisc, take all my ram out, just use one ram and removed my wireless network card, and now i dont know what to do. Do you have any solutions on that?My system:Nvidia geforce gtx 770Intel I5 4690k2x2 gb elixir ramA samsung disc readerCooler master B700 ver. 2 700 wattAsus z97 p motherboardTp link TL-WN881ND pci express adapter (wireless network)

A:Wry does my monitor only shows black with a white triange

When the boot process stops at a blinking cursor and never goes any further it's often the system files on the hard drive. Enough loads so you don't get an error message but it never completes the process. That could be the result of a corrupted OS or a physical problem with the drive. I'm glad it seems to be working fine now but keep that in mind if it happens again.

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This is for a friend so I apologize in advance for the lack of a lot of details. He is using a Dell computer with XP, about 2 years old.

While on line a few nights ago, his monitor went to a white screen. He turned everything off and restarted but the white screen persisted. The power light goes from 'green' to 'red' and some power-saving mode begins. Screen is still white -- no icons, no nothing.

I researched some troubleshooting but going into 'Safe mode' or other options requiring a screen didn't work. Using the included disk to do a repair doesn't seem like an option either (need to change the boot-sequence in the BIOS) with no screen. These are a few of the answers I found here researching.

We haven't tried eliminating the graphics card (he says he has a separate one) or checking drivers (no screen). I have an older 17" LCD monitor I am gonna get to him to try. I looked at an article provided by Phantom for WSOD but it is for IT people and pretty much useless at my or my friend's level of computer knowledge!

Any other ideas anybody can give with no monitor screen? He says he doesn't get the welcome screen or anything before the screen turns white. The mouse pointer is not visible. Nothing. What can I tell this poor guy to maybe get him going again?

Thanks in advance for any help here.

A:Solved: White Screen / No Monitor Operation

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I'm lost! I have little knowledge about computers. However, I moved my home computer from one room to another and noticed that the display was a little off skilter when I got it up and running again. I went in to Start, Control panel, display and screen resolution. I slid that little arrow all the way to the right and when I clicked apply (or whatever), the screen went all white and it has lots of white noise. I can see the "ghost" of screens but I can't really see to do anything. Have I ruined my monitor? will buying a new monitor take care of the problem? I' really don't know how to get it taken care of. Thanks for any input!

A:Changed Monitor Resolution, Now The Display Is All White

Don't panic Is it Windows XP? Turn your computer off, (unplug it or keep power button pressed); turn it on again; immediately after the POST (the very first messages you see on screen after power-on) press F8 key repeatedly, until a list of options appear; choose the one that says "VGA mode" (can't remember the exact words); once Windows finish loading, your screen will be configured at minimum resolution and you can choose the right resolution or let Windows apply the best by itself.

If you have Windows 98 or ME, select the "Safe mode" option from the list after pressing F8 key, once Windows has loaded; go to screen properties, it must be configured to 640X480 at 16 colors; click on "Apply"; you'll see a warning about changes taking effect upon restart; accept and restart. When Windows has restarted, change resolution and color depth again (you'll have to do it twice: one for color and another for resolution).

Good luck.

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Out of nowhere, I now have 3 very thin horizontal white lines towards the top of my LCD monitor that go all the way across the screen. I have no idea where they came from but I just noticed them today. My monitor is 3 1/2 years old. Does anyone know what the problem could be and how I might be able to fix it? I've tried restarting the computer, but they're still there.

Thanks for your help!

A:3 thin horizontal white lines out of nowhere on LCD monitor

Are the lines always there, even when you first turn on the computer, or does it only happen when you get into Windows (assuming your running Windows)?

What is the make and model of you PC and how old is it?
Have you ever opened up the PC and cleaned it out to get rid of dust?

My first thoughts would be that either the monitor or graphics card are on the way out, however check that the cables are all connected securely to be sure aswell.

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it is an old computer and hasn't been turned on for around 7 was working fine before i switched to a new one. im not sure if its an xp or the one before the xp came out

A:my monitor is black and full of white letters, how do i fix

Are they a mixed bag of letters or do they say something meaningful like an error message?Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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My Compaq Colour 17 inch Monitor, model 7500's display area has shrunken width-wise!
Through the settings in the display tab and as well as through the keys on the monitor, I succeded to increase the diplay area's height but the display width seems to have permanently shrunken as a gap of 0.7 cms appears on both left and right hand side of the display and the display width does not increase further.
Someone please help to remove this abnormality on my monitor!

A:COMPAQ Colour 17' Monitor's display area shrunken in width!!!

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I have a Benq T701 17" LCD monitor that works fine for about 15 minutes or so, then the screen will quickly disappear into a plain, bright white screen, and the monitor then goes into standby - the only way to restore normal operation is to leave it off for a few minutes and then it works fine.

I've tried it on more than one system and with a replacement video cable, but it's still the same.

Any ideas on what may be wrong with it?


A:Solved: Benq LCD monitor display turns white

Sounds like something in it is overheating........could have a repair look at it but usually not cost effective depending if its under warranty and how old it is.

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Is this fixable? help!

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I recently bought Hanns-G HL274HPB 27" Full HD LED Monitor. I gives an excellent display, unfortunately there are broken white lines on the top left of the screen. I went through all the options on Settings, but I can't find any way to resolve this issue.

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I set up my dual monitors and so far loving it. Only problem is setting up wallpapers and this white rectangle in the top right hand corner of my monitor (The second monitor I hooked up) I can't right click on it or anything and when I restart the computer when it powers down the white rectangle goes away (So the monitor can't be damaged or anything right?)

I attached a image its really small I didn't want to send a large file so bare with me just open it with paint and zoom in any help will be appreciated.

A:Help setting up dual monitor screens (White rectangle box?)

Any updates on this?

I am also having the same issue. A white box appears in the top left corner of screen.

It originally only appeared after the laptop had been to sleep, but now it can appear anytime.

If i click on the 'show the desktop' shortcut (far right of start bar), the white box will minimise.

I have attached a screenshot also.


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I currently have two issues that just hit. First, I now have a see through white box in the upper left corner of one of my monitors. I'm running Windows 8.1 if thats relevent. How do I get rid of this? My second issue is I just updated my Realtek drivers from the standard "Realtek Audio Manager" and now have "Realtek SupremeFX" I can't seem to find how to enable using speakers and headphones simultaneously. I never seem to have much luck searching for things online and I'm new to forums so appreciate any and all help.

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A:Fix a monitor that's flashes black red blue green and white

Hello @Jaybird69, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your display is flashing in colours. I am happy to assist you with this. When it is shifting colours are you still able to see what is on the screen or is it a solid colour?Have you tried connecting to a different device, or used a different connection or input on the display? Looking at the HP Pavilion w2338h Monitor - Product Specifications, your display supports VGA and HDMI (version 1.3). You can also check out this document for some troubleshooting options: HP and Compaq Flat Panel Displays - Display Quality Issues It would also be useful to check whether the same thing happens if you connect a different display to your computer. Also, please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please let me know if any of that helps, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.

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Hi, as per my Topic Title, my computer Monitor has been randomly going to a black backround with a white box for mouse cursor, for no apparent reason.I'm running Windows XP SP3 and my Custom Computer's Hardware/Security Software information can be found on my Profile - if i should post it here as well, i'd be happy to - just ask.The odd thing is that the box still moves when i move my mouse, so it's clearly not a hard-lock of the system - i can ctrl-alt-del alt-u r to restart the system when it happens, rather than being forced to resort to the reset button on the case.In the past, i have also had a pink checkered backround, as well as a green backround, both with the same white box for the mouse cursor - unfortunately, however, i did not get a video of them, and those backround colors have not happened since.I'm inclined to believe the root cause *may* be hardware or software settings related, but as i am far more concerned about it being caused by an infection, i felt i would post here, first.Hopefully that's ok.I have looked over Windows' Event Viewer, Norton's Security History, run EVGA's OC Scanner (even tho i do not overclock), run Memtest86+ (just one pass), and run MemtestG80-1.1 all to no avail - nothing in Windows' Event Viewer, Norton's Security History, no Artifacts/errors in EVGA's OC Scanner, Memtest86+ came back fine, as did MemtestG80-1.1 .Here is a video i took of the issue with a digital camera and uploaded, in... Read more

A:Monitor suddenly goes all black with white box for mouse cursor.

Hello, I feel it may not be malware.Well lets run these ....Please download and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log has a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. If you do not see the file extension, please refer to these[/color] instructions. In some cases it may be necessary to redownload TDSSKiller and randomly rename it before downloading and saving to the computer.>>>I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
ESET OnlineScanClick the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on to download the ESET Smart In... Read more

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I have a sony viao laptop and i am working on this for the past 3 years with no problems.

Today i started my laptop and my monitor started showing me white spots and the display started showing big icons and white spots.

I tried restoring the PC to the last working ,did not work.

The display is proper till windows loads, after loading it is gone

Some one please suggest what might be the problem. I have attached the screenshot also

A:Monitor display with full of white spots suddenly

that looks like you need to set the resolution and color depth to me.

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I built my first computer almost a month ago now and I came home tonight and turned my computer on to find a bunch of lines, colors, and squares all over my screen to the point that I can barely see what is on the screen. I can get as far as getting to my desktop but there is so much discoloration and white squares on my screen that I can't really read anything. I'm assuming the problem is my graphics card but I'm not sure if it's the graphics card itself or maybe the port in the motherboard for the graphics card or some other problem. The site I bought my graphics card from offers a 30 day replacement but I need to receive an RMA email which is only sent on business days and I have about 5 days left until it reaches 30 days. I'm wondering if there is anything I can try to fix this issue before attempting to return my graphics card before the 30 days? Thanks in advance!

A:Monitor full of white lines and colorful squares

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Hi guys:

My system is a custom build I completed about 3 months ago, initially I had OS reinstall/driver/ & minor stability problems using UEFI which was solved in another board on this forum by changing to MBR config – my system specs are listed.

Also to optimise OS functionality I implemented the following but will roll back if found to be thecause of the error:Turned off the Hibernation File to save disk space [OS mounted on SSD]
Shrunk System Protection to 3.4GB again to save space
Turned off Indexing to SSD only – since it has 4k read capability
Shrunk Page file to 1024MB on SSD
Set Power Option to high performance
Unchecked Defrag for the SSD & its partitions
Disabled GUI at boot
The LCD monitor is connected by the shipped VGA cable with a DVI male connector to the GPU’s DVI out putsocket – I’ve yet to purchase an HDMI cable, hopefully this might be the bottleneck & easily solvable.
btw: I’m not sure if the current problem is related to the previous OS reinstallation issues, anyways I first noticed this problem 3 weeks ago while using a free word processing application “Abiword”, when I was cut n pasting screenshots to a document the screen suddenly went white & having to restart by using the reset PC case button.

I primarily use 3D graphic programs such as Blender, Gimp & a game engine for 3D mobile game development, its not really a persistent regular problem in fact I could l... Read more

A:PC Monitor: Random white & blue green screen displays?

Hi devhead
Welcome to the forums. I think you are running out of memory. Why don't you set Windows to manage the Page / Swapfile on your SSD? I have 16gb of ram and have a 16GB page file on my two main systems. I can run out of memory if I run too many virtual machines and the PC starts writing to hard drives. The fact your machine goes to a white screen and locks up when you are pasting files into documents I think indicates the limited virtual memory is stalling the system. A page file on an SSD would be good use of the drive.

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I just bought an Acer AL2216W monitor for my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop. Sometimes it works like it should , but after a while the screen turns white. It still gets a signal to turn on and off using the function keys, but it is white. If I remove the software and reinstall, it works for a while, but then turns white again after several hours. I have XP Pro, with Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 with ATI mobility Radeon X1400.

A:Acer Monitor for my Dell laptop shows a white screen

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Hard to describe. I can see most things and use the laptop. However, the appearance is not right. Where I should see some color or gradations, I am seeing only black and white. Photos are rendered properly. In Thunderbird, although I have it set to show my text in green, I can only get black. Another example: In this forum, I can see the words "Thread Title" but I cannot see the box in which to type the title. I had to guess for this posting where to type the title. Hope I was right. I have reinstalled all my drivers and system file checker checks out OK. I even performed a Repair Install but still have the problem. When I log off, the screen is white with black letters where it tells me that some programs have to be shut down before the PC shuts down. The best way to understand the problem is to take control of my PC - but, obviously, that is not practical.

A:Laptop Monitor not rendering properly - mostly a black and white scree

Do you have the same problem in safe mode (press F8 to get into it at boot)? Have you tried an external monitor to rule out the internal panel?

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I have to unplug the monitor power cord to get it to go black.  Please advise.

A:Monitor glows "white" after computer shut down or in sleep mode

It could be a sign that the monitor is on its way out. What kind of monitor is it? LCD or CRT?    

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Firstly, apologies for the vague thread title, I couldn't think of how else to describe it

Right, when the monitor (rather old 16" Sharp LCD monitor) is showing the colour white (such as a Google search results page, GMail inbox etc.) I can hear a rather audible high pitched buzzing sound, no matter what brightness the screen is on. Any ideas as to why? I'm sure there is a scientific/electronic reason as to why, it's just I'm not sure what that reason is

A:Monitor makes a high pitched noise when showing white.

I have read that the condition can be caused by low quality capacitors.
And I understand the fix (workaround) is to lower the refresh rate as low as it will go.

Also could be the power inverter for the backlight (same reason: cheapness).
Some people say you can epoxy the edges of the inverter to fix this. Not advisable IMHO - just replace it.

And if the backlight is fluorescent, then you could be hearing that common buzz that fluorescent lights make when they are close to burning out.

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