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Computer help for the feeble...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by jlb1705, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    I just started having trouble with my monitor. Everything is skewed just slightly counterclockwise. Is this a problem with my monitor or my cable, or is there maybe something in my settings that I can tweak? Or do I just need to put a pillow or phonebook under the my right ass cheek to compensate?
  2. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Format:C :wink:

  3. yeah, yeah, that's it Thump :-)

    you a bad man Thumper

    OK JLB, sounds easy :-)

    you should have some control buttons somewhere on your moniter(depends on make and model )
    usually you can correct that issue using the control buttons.

    Good Luck

    Be Well
  4. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I couldn't resist.

    I'm not sure but I thought that's what KentStateBuck recommended to a Michigan fan over on Bucknuts when he was having problems posting an image.
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    jlb: Most monitors don't have controls for adjusting the "rotation" or "roll" of the display...usually it's just stretching or shrinking the display area horizontally and vertically, and the overall position of display. However, something as simple as setting everything back to "factory reset" can do the trick. However, it sounds more like something that has to be adjusted inside, and unless you're real familiar with electronics (which I'm guessing you're not), you don;t want to f*** with the inside of any monitor or tube-type television, because there is enough stored electricity inside the tube that it can literally kill you if it discharges through you. I'd try the "factory reset" route, and if that doesn't work then call the dealer from where you got the monitor so they can make adjustments.
  6. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I notice you have been spending a lot of time looking at the Hot Ladies thread. It could just be your eyes.
  7. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    Older CRT or a flat monitor?

    Do you have buttons on the front of your monitor for menu or picture. If you press those buttons it can cycle you through adjustment screens.

    If you right click on your desktop and take properites go to settings and look at adavanced. Some graphic cards will let you adjust the settings there.
  8. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Format C, huh? I'm not that feeble! A little bitter from the "Pepsi" thread, are we?

    My monitor's about 5 years old. It's a piece of shit, and if I weren't so broke, I'd replace it. Like Mili said, my problem is a "roll" problem, which can't be adjusted w/ the buttons on the monitor. The problem isn't that bad really, it's tilted just enough to be noticeable and piss me off.

    Mili, where do I find "factory reset", and what all is that going to reset on my computer?

    Could it be my VGA cable? I've thought about picking one up at RadioShack or something and just taking it back if it doesn't do the trick.
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    jlb: I'm not sure if all monitors have the "factory reset" option. My Dell at work does, and my Dell at home actually has a no-kidding "rotation" adjustment (didn't know that until I just checked here at home). Since yours is five years old, I would doubt it has the rotation adjustment, but just cycle through your menu options and set if there is anything that says "reset".
  10. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Well, my monitor doesn't have a menu. It has a button for each adjustment, and I press it, followed by either the + or - button to adjust it. There is of course, no rotation button, or I would've already tried that. I even tried playing with some of the other options just to make sure that it wasn't some crazy combination of all the other adjustment types that was out of whack, causing it to appear tilted. None of this worked.
  11. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie

    Did you try making sure the computer cord is firmly in the port? Jsut a suggestion.
  12. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    You can try putting a pack of matches under one side of the monitor to level it out. It worked for my table. :tongue2:
  13. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Sometimes the simplist solution is overlooked. This won't work all the time, but I kick myself everytime it works because I tend to use it as a last resort. Just completely unplug the monitor. Give it 5 to 10 minutes time to cool down. Replug and try again.

    I have been amazed at how often this will work for any number of "glitches" in electronic items. I have even been told to do this numerous times by tech support people. It sometimes has to do with boards or curcuits "resetting" themselves after being unpowered, sometimes it is "softwiring" that resets, and sometimes has to do with a "heating" problem somewhere in the circuitry. If it is a heating problem, then it most likely will return.

    Hell, it's always worth a shot as a last resort.
  14. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    When in doubt, a large hammer with a good handle can significantly improve the disposition and functionality of almost any computer.
  15. BuckeyeSkins

    BuckeyeSkins Go Bucks/Hail to the Redskins!!


    I know jlb's problem is not something to make fun of since it can happen to any of us but when I read this I almost fell out of my chair.

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