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    Just recently I have noticed a single, faint, straight, horizontal line running across my screen. It's always in the same place. Would changing graphics card drivers cure this or is something else causing it? Thanks.:(

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    If it towards one of the edges, then no... another graphics card won't cure it. All trinitron monitors have a thin line that runs throughout the screen area. If you're just now noticing this line, it is likely that you just haven't paid any attention to it in the past. It is one of the downfalls to the trinitron technology, but most folks figure that it is a fair trade-off for superior picture quality.

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    • #3
      Actually the line is about 3 or 4 inches from the bottom of the screen. Thanks for your very fast first reply!

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      • #4
        In fact there should be 2 horizontal lines. 1 about a quarter of the way down from the top and the other a quarter of the way up from the bottom.

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        • #5
          Ah... didn't realize there were two lines (I don't use a trinitron display). But there ya go... there are two of them and they're there for keeps. It is just the type of display you have.

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          • #6
            I guess I'm lucky then. I only see one line. It's hard to imagine that that thing's been there all along and I just now noticed it!:confused:

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            • #7
              Well there are two in the 2 Trinitrons and 4 Diamondtrons that I have here unless Sony has changed something very recently.

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              • #8
                Here is the explination for the lines:

                http://www.cnet.com/Resources/Info/G...trinitron.html

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the info, guys. I'm glad to know that I don't have a prob with my monitor or graphics card.:geek:

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                  • #10
                    Re: Line across my screen

                    Hey,
                    I have a IBM G54 crt, and i also have faint black/grey lines going horizontal across my sceen, from bottom to top (in that order). I have tried degausing it, a few times. I have also checked that my cables are attached properly, I have the monior on 60Hz and res at 1280 x 1024 and I have a 32 bit version of windows XP. My fan in my graphics card is also working perfectly fine. If you have any idea's plz help...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Line across my screen

                      Cool ! ....13.7 inch viewable monitor! You are defineatly into the "retro" computing era. Not sure how old that monitor is (prolly a date on the back) but i'm guessing that it has seen a few years of service and is probably near the end of its' life span. I've been in some tough financial circumstances myself but it just might be time to find the $50 or so that it would take to upgrade to a good used 17 inch CRT monitor.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Line across my screen

                        Perhaps I'm missing something but I don't see any sign of a Trinitron monitor in the OPs' kit list....

                        I have one of these lines on one of my Samsung LEDs' & it is a fault with the monitor.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Line across my screen

                          Umm .... Geor9e the original post was from 2003. Not may of us had LEDs back then. As far as the parts list in his signature ... those change whenever one updates them and most of us have updated once or twice since 2003. You are correct in saying that your LED has an issue when it has a line across it.

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