Messed up Dell monitor

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  1. Shakraka
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    I have an old 2004 Dell 2001FP monitor (http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/dell-ultrasharp-2001fp/4505-3174_7-30588561.html) that kind of broke. Well, it didn't break, it just has a bar of weird colors going down 1/4 fourth of the screen (after seeing the pictures, you'll understand).

    It's hard to describe what's wrong with it in words, so here are some pictures:
    http://img237.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0148ej2.jpg
    http://img504.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0149dq6.jpg
    http://img299.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0150np4.jpg


    I was playing Counter Strike: Source when this first happened and when I took these pictures.

    Is this impossible to fix without taking it to a monitor repair shop? Is there a way to fix this?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. TwinRetro

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    you might want to switch out your monitor for another to make sure its not your graphics card. Same thing happened to mine except it was the whole screen. I restarted and found out my graphics driver crashed.
     
  3. Sephi

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    This happens to me if I'm using too much power from a single surge protector, like if I have a monitor, computer, tv, ps2, and other things on at once, there are moving bars.
     
  4. Shakraka
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    I know it's not a problem on my computer side; I don't have it hooked up to a computer and when I turn it on, I get the bar of despair running down screen.

    Before, I had 2 monitors hooked up to my computer and I had DualView and it was nice and my other monitor was working fine when this broke.

    I'll take a picture of it's current state now and upload.
     
  5. Shakraka
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    Shakraka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Please automerge.

    Sephiroth, I just tried to connect it to a wall outlet, however the bar is still there. (It was in a surge protector)

    And here is how it looks now:

    http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0181ay3.jpg

    The FABULOUS bar of despair... ?_?