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Old 06-25-2006, 03:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just noticed a permanent, very, very thin black line that stretches from one side of my monitor to the other. What may have caused this and is there a way to fix it? Is it getting time to get a new monitor? I have had this one for at least 4 or 5 years.

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Old 06-25-2006, 08:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What type of monitor do you have? CRT or LCD?


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A lot of CRT uses two wires - nothing you can do about it. Its the way they were designed.
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And where on the screen is this line?
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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At about 1/4 and 3/4 of the screen, horizontally.

Open notepad and maximize it to see the wires. If you have a 15" monitor there's only 1 wire in the middle; 17"and upwards have two of these wires. All aperture-grill monitors have these. It should be very faint.
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