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    Question Ghost Lines On Monitor

    Does anyone know why a monitor would show a slight ghost image of each letter and image next to it? It is not a electrical issue as in power lines or unstable power source. Can something be done to correct this? This is a used monitor (Gateway vx720) I bought and it works well besides that which is bad for detailed work. I opened the cover and found that the ground wires that led from the front to the base frame was not attached (it was cut), could that cause this?

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    I have the exact same problem (occured after we moved and the monitor was in the trunk of the car) and I'd like to hear if anyone has a way to fix it.

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    Well it seems that we have no monitor technicians here, so if you come across an answer please do post it.

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    I am assuming that you guys are using CRT monitors right? Have you tried the degauss (sp?) feature?
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    Yes. tried it, but it does not work, also doesn't an auto degauss happen everytime you turn on the monitor?

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    I have never seen a monitor that has an auto-deguass everytime you turn it on, but then again I have not seen too many monitors to be speaking about that

    Other than that the only trick I have heard of is hooking up a few big magnets to a power drill (so they spin) and running it in front of your monitor to remove problems. Try at your own risk...
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    I know magnets cure color problems, but I doubt ghost lines are cured from it. Either way I do not have large magnets

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    magnets can also cause problems, so keep that in mind
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    Well about the only other thing I could suggest is just getting a new monitor. I know that's the last thing you wanted to hear most likely. I purcahsed two 17" LCD's from Newegg for $200 a piece + few dollars for shipping.
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    I've had similar problems with a CRT monitor when running Debian on it. It turned out to be a RGB setting issue in the end.

    Try recalibrating your screen, maybe that helps.
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    Mine is a LCD monitor, actually.

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    I get that problem when i use VGA on my monitor instead of the DVI Connector.
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    DVI connector, what is that?

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