Occassional Lines in Monitors

Question

WHEN MOVING THE COVER/SCREEN I GET HORIZONTAL FLASHING LINES ON THE SCREEN. I ASSUME THE CONTACTS BETWEEN THE SCREEN AND THE COMPUTER ARE DIRTY. I ALSO ASSUME THE CONTACTS ARE IN THE HINGE. I HAVE TRIED TO GET ANSWERS FROM DELL, BUT THEY REFUSE TO REPLY. CAN I USE WD-40 IN THE HINGES? OR IS THERE SOME WAY TO OPEN THE HINGES TO CLEAN THE CONTACTS?

THANK YOU

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Answer

This question was answered on November 9, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I am real confused what cover/screen you are moving but I am going to guess you mean the monitor It most likely is not the contacts as long as they appear to be straight The contacts or leeds as we call them fit snug into the connector so rarely do they corrode Sometimes they do get bent and if bent severely enough no contact is made being that the leed is laying down If that is the case you need to make curtain the monitor is unplugged from the computer and the wall outlet before trying to straightening the leed

There is a greater chance the card(s) on the inside of the computer may be loose and need to be reseated If you are comfortable unplugging your computer and taking the cover off You can then touch the metal case to take static out of your body before touching the fragile cards One at a time take the card out of the slot and firmly press the card back into place You may also want to try a new monitor cable they do wear out eventually Good Luck.

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Posted by Michelle of Mesa Community College on November 9, 2002