Samsung Syncmaster Monitor - Photo courtesy of DABS.ie
One of my rare technical posts!
A few months ago I bought myself a nice new monitor, as I was starting to go half blind squinting at 3D Max Design on my 17″ laptop screen. After comparing prices and hemming and hawing for ages over the many different types, I ordered a 24″ Samsung Syncmaster online, it coming recommended to me by my brother, and being similar to monitors we use in college.
The monitor sat on my desk where I made use of it until early December, when it was then moved to John’s desk so he could work from it. From there it moved to the tv unit in the sitting room, for the duration of the Christmas holidays, so that we could use it to watch the occasional DVD. (By the way, we don’t actually have two desks. I just like to refer to the kitchen table as mine….or the armchair….or where I can get a space to sit down these days.)
All was going well up until two weeks ago when I noticed a thin blue line appearing down the right hand side of the monitor. Ally was using her laptop with it at the time so I put it down to some setting being off and made a note to look into it when I got around to it.
(I need one of these.)
Last weekend the line appeared again, only I was using my laptop with the monitor this time. Needless to say I was dreading the thoughts that there might be a problem with my practically new monitor.
I searched online for a solution to the problem, and my fears that the monitor was faulty were further compounded by the fact that other people who were having the same problem were being told to return their monitors to the stores they’d bought them in, or dump them and buy new ones.
Until I came across one poster on a forum somewhere that posted something I wanted to hear.
I can’t remember who the poster was, or what forum he posted on, but this was the gist of it: “At the top of the line, press the monitor. If the line disappears, then it’s probably something to do with the casing.”
And, lo and behold, when I pressed the line it disappeared temporarily, and when I pinched the casing at the top of the monitor it disappeared altogether.
So there you go! Before you dump your monitor or get into a lengthy argument with the salesperson you bought it from, check the casing. I reckon that with all the moving around we did, the casing probably worked itself a little loose.
Anyone else have any problems they need fixing?