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flat screen - seeing horiztontal streaks

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in the flat screen on the desktop, I am getting streaks of lines, almost like shadows.. does this mean the screen is aged.. any bad effects for eyes?
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are the streaks stationary or do the seem to scroll down the screen?  If they are stationary, it could indicated a failing LCD.  If they seem to scroll down the screen, it could be a monitor refresh rate issue.
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I would check the connections.
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If the streaks are present in the BIOS screen, you definitely have a hardware problem, most likely an LCD controller problem in the monitor.  Try a different monitor to isolate whether it really is the monitor or the video card.

If the problem only shows up in Windows, it could be a driver problem.  To be sure, boot with a Knoppix CD (http://www.knoppix.net/) and check if the problem persists.
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this can help for identifying the problem :  http://www.lcdparts.net/howto/symptom.aspx
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thx for your help in isolating the prob
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no problem; you're welcome
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