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All of a sudden my monitor turn white ish!

*I have a windows xp professional COMPAQ !!!

I was on the computer then all of a sudden the screen turned off for a second and when it came back on it was white ish i can still see whats on the screen its just hard to read it has like this layer of white over it ... i tried to google it but no luck ... it also has really faint lines in it maybe 10 going horizontal i ran a scan but nothing idk what it is so can some one help me please !!

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it is not the computer problem..that is a screen problem. either inverter problem or main board problem but since you still see the image on the screen display, that mean inverter board is faulty. sometimes it is just a fuse on that board that is faulty no allowing the 12 volts to get the inverter IC.

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my scrren goes half wight automicall sometime and shking and it automically goes normal is this any virus or motherboard problem or disply can i fix this problem plz hurry reply

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The easiest way to figure out if this is a hardware problem or a software problem is to have you restart your computer in safe mode.

Restart you computer as it is booting up keep hitting the F8 key. This will bring you to a boot menu. Select start in safe mode. In safe mode windows will use a generic video driver. If it is software/driver related you won't have this problem. If it is a problem with your monitor you will.

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Thanks .... it lets me go into safe mode what am i suppose to do while im in safe mode or is it just a test to figure out whats wrong ?!?

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It is just a test to see what is wrong. Is your picture still white-ish and do you still have the lines on the screen? Please tell me what you see you are my eyes.

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i just went into safe mode "networking" and logged into my account i didn't do anything while i was on there ... and yes it is still the same its like a layer of fog or something and the lines are very very faint you can only see then on dark backgrounds !!

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everything is white ish as soon as you turn it on its not just one page ?!?

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To confirm my thoughts I would attach another monitor to your computer. I believe you have some transistors or an IC that went on in your monitor since you mention horizontal lines along with the white-ish color. I really doubt if it is the computers video card. But attaching another monitor will confirm that. I would recommend replacement vs repair as the price of monitors is coming and the repair could cost you close to the price of replacement.

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For me it only happens with the Washington Post"??

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