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PC Screen is flickering!
« on: December 25, 2008, 08:59:58 PM »
Lately my desktop screen has been flickering a lot. Like those when you turn on and off the TV but not too much though.

Aside from electric disturbance, what could have caused this anyway? Like which hardware is dying?

No stupid n00b advice and posts here please, I need pure helpful answers.

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Re: PC Screen is flickering!
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2008, 09:05:39 PM »

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Re: PC Screen is flickering!
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2008, 09:17:53 PM »
The problem is....I am not using a laptop. ;)

I just think the most common problem... the cable that connects the monitor to the PC can become loose... I checked both ends, I made sure they are well seated. There seemed to be no problem with that.

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Re: PC Screen is flickering!
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2008, 10:22:34 PM »
It could be a problem with your video card or the monitor itself among other things.

Here's a few websites with some examples and possible solutions that I found from just googling "flickering screen":
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread942.html
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-1059562.html
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7591_102-0.html?forumID=26&threadID=7932&messageID=94287

Just check them out and see if they're similar to what you're experiencing.

Wish I could help you more than just directing you to those few pages and Google. >_>;

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Re: PC Screen is flickering!
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2008, 11:42:29 AM »
I had this happen to one of my moniters before, and it eventually well broke. The one I'm currently using that also did that, we took to a computer shop and got it repaired.

It might be a sign you need a new moniter also, and yours is getting old.

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Re: PC Screen is flickering!
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 09:21:21 AM »
Thanks everyone, especially to Ruzu. It appears that it is old. I remember it was given to me March 2004. So luckily, we have sufficient funds so we bought a new one yesterday.

EDIT: Though it may be a n00b advice, it may be the common.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2008, 09:23:12 AM by Heimdall »