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The horizontal smear accross my screen. -= GEEKTHREAD =-

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by KiFe, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    (not what you're thinking)

    All of a sudden my screen clicked and now everything onscreen has a smear in the horizontal.. especially the dark areas in the display (command prompt box is a good example of this)... it smears the dark areas out in either direction... it appears i was able to capture a screenshot of the effect:

    now that screencap gives me the impression that it's probably a graphics card issue, due to the fact that if it were monitor related, the smudging effect woulnt have been captured.

    I've also tried using the degauss feature, but to no avail.

    is a sign of the last living moments of my graphics card before it kicks the bucket?

  2. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    I don't see it..
  3. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    or am i the only one seeing this effect?

  4. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    that screenshot looks fine what are you talking about?
  5. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    are you talking about the very slight ghosting effect that's happening?
  6. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    is a screaming face going to abruptly appear after 2 minutes of staring at it?
  7. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    okay.. it looks sorta like this:

    (simulated in photoshop)


  8. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

  9. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    mahaha...i didn't see a gif or swf extension though :p
  10. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    hmm it may be your monitor.. the grille may have shifted..
    in anycase.. something in your hardware is fuct.
  11. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    yeah man... something's fucked.. thanks for your technical explination. :)P

    man... now i have to find a new graphics card and/or monitor :(


    :( :(

  12. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    time to buy a mac!
  13. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    I'm sure you have an old vid card kicking about..

    throw that in and see if it still happens..

    if it still does then it's your monitor..

    I'd bet it's your monitor cuz
    A) You moved it recently and possibly caused damage to the grille.
    B) Videocards don't really cause soft artifacts when they fuck up.. it's more digital garble when they are screwy. Soft articats are usually characteristic of faulty analog monitors.
  14. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    FUCK.... those are two good points.....

    the monitor did get shoved around a tad during the move :(

    *sigh* anyone got 19+inch monitor for sale?

  15. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    you can pick a good 19" trinitron used for around 250 bucks
  16. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    you moved out??

    why werent there any kenny- style attention whore threads about this!?

  17. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    because some of us dont live their lives on tribe :)

  18. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    oh i get it...they were on hullaboard...


  19. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    plato: bwahahahahahaha!!!!

    pat: i'm sorry to hear that buddy. :(
    buck up ol chum, buck up. :)
  20. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    it's weird tho... the blurred effect doesnt occur on dos booting screens or in MOH when im running the game. only in windows enviroments.

    i havent changed my vidcard setting lately, so i dont think that's it...

    what the dill'e'o?

  21. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    It's your monitor.
    The effect is probably only occuring at certain resolutions, thats why it won't happen in DOS or Windows logo screens.
    But at 1024x768 or whatever you run, you'll see it..
    Dos runs 320x200 and the windows logo is some off the wall number in the 400's or something..

    Easiest way to be 100% though is hook up another monitor and confirm, but chances are it is the monitor.
  22. roo

    roo TRIBE Member

    are you in detroit?
    anyways, i happen to know that the screen sometimes smears when someone is hacking your computer in such a way that they see everything that comes on your screen. so, that would include everything you say on icq.
  23. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    oh go find a dicree (or dixthree.. or 13 in french) will you? :p

  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

    bwhahahahhah ^^^^

    {disclaimer: roo, I think you're one of the cutest things on this board, but KiFe did make a funny, and he should know that}
  25. roo

    roo TRIBE Member

    ..thanks, tearer. but THAT CODE THAT KIFE THINKS IS DUMB got the CIA a new grant.


    seriously. it did.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2002

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