I was playing Call of Pripyat yesterday, and when i closed the game, this green line popped up and hasn't gone away since. It shows up in the desktop, in-game, in the BIOS, and even when the monitor is the only thing turned on and not plugged into the computer. It's a Samsung SyncMaster SA550 23-inch, i've had it for a few years, and i assume it's dying.
I'd like to know if there's a chance it's not the monitor (got a new gtx 970 recently, was thinking it may be defective) and if there's a way to fix it or if i should be looking for a new one already. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
OP here. After pressing the post button, i opened the photo just to check the quality, and noticed there was only one line when i should be seeing two. The thing fucking vanished.
Thanks for being so fast, 4chan. You are wizards.
Seriously now, what could be causing this? I don't want it to come back.
>happens when the only thing plugged in is the monitor
>is it something that's not the monitor?
OP, you did every step correct, but now you're trying to ignore the evidence because it's telling you something you don't like.
Actually, it's the opposite. I'm very scared that my video card may be defective/i've overheated it without noticing/any other issue involving it arises.
You seem quite knowledgeable about this, do you think it can "get worse" with time? Should i expect way worse graphic errors in a few weeks/days?
Also, since i'm fairly sure i won't be sending this one in for repairs, what's the cheapest 144hz monitor? (that won't shit itself in a month, of course)
>do you think it can "get worse" with time? Should i expect way worse graphic errors in a few weeks/days?
Additional lines might appear, yeah
But this is strange on a desktop monitor, the broken lines usually appear on bent laptop LCDs