video interference?

Alex White ethericalzen at
Sun Feb 17 17:10:56 UTC 2008

On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 10:39:35 -0600
Frank Cox <theatre at> took out a #2 pencil and scribbled:

> I'm starting to think I have a different problem with this
> computer, that's not operating-system related.
> I occasionally have slowly-moving horizontal lines on my monitor
> that show up on the lighter coloured parts of my screen and
> travel upward.  It seems to come and go, and looks for all the
> world like electrical interference.  The lines are very small,
> maybe 15 per inch, and are mostly visible on the top half of the
> monitor.  On a smaller monitor I might not even notice them, but
> on this 22" wide screen monitor it's distracting.
> I moved the computer further away from the monitor and changed
> its orientation but that didn't change anything.  I also tried
> plugging the monitor and computer into different/separate
> electrical circuits and tried it without my UPS as well.
> Is there anything else I should be trying?  I'm running out of
> ideas.

Is this an intermittent problem? So you have an device like a cell
phone near the monitor? My Cingular phone does that to my monitor,
while my T-mobile phone for work does not.

Sorry I don't have more to offer in the way of advice.

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