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Old 02-28-2005, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My monitor keeps sort of waving from site to side much like a flag in the wind, but in a vertical position. Might have something to do with the power, im not sure but I think it does this if it has been on for more than 6 to 8 hours. And I don’t know if is something that needs fixing or normal. its a plug and play 'pray', using xp home,.

Any ideas please let me know.

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Old 03-01-2005, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try adjusting your refresh rate (display -> settings -> advanced -> monitor)

Generally I noticed if a monitor has this problem lowering the refresh rate helps (although setting it too low can cause your eyes to bug out after a while... 70 is the lowest I can handle, some people can do lower but it's a personal preference)

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Old 03-01-2005, 11:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Also try Degaussing it. How old is the monitor too?
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Make sure nothing is drawing too much power from the same plug your monitor gets its power. If connected to a surge protector thats overloaded, sometimes the monitor doesn't get enough power and waves like that.
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make sure you have no magnets such as speakers near it
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