Greets,

I have a Sony SDM17?? 17" flatscreen that is about 18 months old. It's a
great monitor but lately, the last 2 weeks or so, it has been getting static
that is green... I don't know how to explain it. It just starts mixing
intense green pixels everyone both in regions of the display area or as if
green static was being mixed into the display and it is annoying. It ranges
from light green to dark green.

Anyway, I was wondering if it might be the cable that connects the monitor
to the video card or the video card (I doubt) (my video card is nVidea GF2MX
64MB) or if it is the display. Does anyone have any idea what I might do to
diagnose and hopefully correct it (I'm hoping I don't have to purchase a new
display, it was $900 when all others of its similar were $300)...


Thanks,
Shawn
Posted on 2004-04-24 16:27:28 by _Shawn
tried moving the flat screen to another computer, and/or connecting a regular CRT to your computer? I've had distortion (usually pink or bright green) with video cards with corrupt memory, but might as well be the TFT.
Posted on 2004-04-24 16:53:41 by f0dder

Greets,

I have a Sony SDM17?? 17" flatscreen that is about 18 months old. It's a
great monitor but lately, the last 2 weeks or so, it has been getting static
that is green... I don't know how to explain it. It just starts mixing
intense green pixels everyone both in regions of the display area or as if
green static was being mixed into the display and it is annoying. It ranges
from light green to dark green.

Anyway, I was wondering if it might be the cable that connects the monitor
to the video card or the video card (I doubt) (my video card is nVidea GF2MX
64MB) or if it is the display. Does anyone have any idea what I might do to
diagnose and hopefully correct it (I'm hoping I don't have to purchase a new
display, it was 0 when all others of its similar were 0)...


Thanks,
Shawn



On this I agree with F0dder it's worth a try
moveing it to another room is also worth a try ( if it goes away then there is most likly an R.F.I. problem )
yes it could be the cable or conector or the switch could be flaky( cheap fix if it is )
dose it happen all the time it's on ? ( if not )
did you get any new applinces like a microwave oven ? (are you sure it isen't leaking R.F.E. old or new- )
do yoy have any old automatic things on the same power thay may have bad switches
are there any dc motors running eather on the same power or close to it ? (other than brushless)
(if so)
do you have a video switch you use with it ? (could be a bad switch)
do you have any blanks missing from your computer case ?(leaking R.F.I)
do you have any power lines inside the case laying on the card ?
how much dust is in the case ? ( any danceing dust bunnys )
do you have a light dimmer close to it like on the desk light ? ( these can emit R.F.I )
Posted on 2004-04-28 17:02:54 by rob.rice