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    A few minutes after boot up, the monitor develops vertical lines across the screen. These are about an inch wide and travel all the way down the screen. I have a 4 year old 19 inch Dell LCD with an XPS desktop.

    I tried downloading the latest ATI drivers but that didn't help.

    Is the monitor toast or is there something I can do.

    Thanks.

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    [quote name='wfjdi0r1' post='783682' date='09-Jul-2009 00:49']Is the monitor toast or is there something I can do.[/quote]
    It doesn't sound good for the monitor, but to confirm its partial demise can you connect it to a different PC? If you still have the lines, I would reckon it's time for a new, even more wonderful, monitor!
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='783721' date='09-Jul-2009 06:21']It doesn't sound good for the monitor, but to confirm its partial demise can you connect it to a different PC? If you still have the lines, I would reckon it's time for a new, even more wonderful, monitor![/quote]

    I'm really sorry to hear that.

    Can someone recommend a good, not too expensive monitor?

    Thanks.

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    [quote name='wfjdi0r1' post='783879' date='09-Jul-2009 19:26']I'm really sorry to hear that.

    Can someone recommend a good, not too expensive monitor?

    Thanks.[/quote]
    Rather than recommending a particular brand, you might do some "shopping" at places like:
    DIRECTRON
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    NEWEGG

    Prices on LCD monitors have come down to reasonable levels and good quality.
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    [quote name='wfjdi0r1' post='783879' date='09-Jul-2009 18:26']I'm really sorry to hear that.

    Can someone recommend a good, not too expensive monitor?

    Thanks.[/quote]
    In addition to Bob's suggestion, Try Buy.Com's Weekly Deals ...

    There is an Acer 17" LCD for $89.99 with Shipping.

    HTH
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    [quote name='wfjdi0r1' post='783879' date='09-Jul-2009 18:26']I'm really sorry to hear that.

    Can someone recommend a good, not too expensive monitor?[/quote]

    There are some pretty good monitors at Dell : Dell Computer Monitors: LCD Flat Panel & Widescreen Display Monitors : Accessories : Home & Home Office and Dell Factory Outlet.


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