lines on monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by billp, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. billp


    Can someone pls help with the below question. Thanks.

    I am having vertical lines on my monitor. Defragmenting the PC and running the chkdisk function does not help. How can I solve the problem? Will buying Diskkeeper help?

  2. zdreg


    " Answer

    Either the monitor is going bad or the video card is going bad. If you can get your hands on a spare monitor, try swapping it out and see if the lines are still there. If they are, then the problem is with the video card. You'll want to replace the video card if that is the case.


    Ram modules can also cause vertical lines on a monitor.It's hard to believe but i have experienced it multiple times.The ram is detected by the system,yet the display is corrupt.If you open up the pc and touch the ram modules the lines go away.This is very rare yet a possible cause and easily overlooked"
  3. billp


    Thanks. Another question pls. Sorry if its a stupid question as I'm really not computer savvy. What if this is a laptop? How will I know whether its a video card or monitor. Should I just buy another video card?