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Removing stripes on the screen of your monitor

Is your monitor's screen blinking, or are there lines in your image? Don't panic. I'll list a number of tips for you to solve the most common problems. Go through the steps one by one until you find the solution.

Removing stripes on your screen

In this article, we'll explain how to solve the problem of stripes on the screen of your monitor in 6 steps. We'll cover the following steps:

  1. Turn the monitor off and on again.
  2. Check the cables.
  3. Adjust the resolution and try a different source.
  4. Calibrate your screen.
  5. Adjust the refresh rate.
  6. Update the video card driver.

Step 1: turn the monitor off and on again

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Sometimes, problems can be fixed with a simple solution. In this case, restarting the monitor. Turn off the screen, leave it off for about 2 minutes, and turn it back on again.

Step 2: check the cables

Plug cables into monitor.

Check whether you're using the right cables in the connectors on your monitor and whether you're not transmitting digital images with an analog cable. In this article, you can read everything on cables. Check if you've properly connected them to the ports. Also check if the cables are intact and don't have any bent pins. Replace outdated cables. A kink in the cable or any bent contact may cause lines to appear.

Step 3: adjust the resolution and try a different source

Adjust resolution Windows 10.

If the resolution of your screen is set too high or too low, it's possible that the image isn't displayed properly. Adjust the resolution to your screen's maximum resolution. By connecting a different source, like a laptop or game console, you can check if the problem is your primary laptop or desktop.

Step 4: calibrate your screen

Calibrate Windows 10 screen.

Calibration is properly setting your screen for your use. Windows has an automatic calibration function. In this article, you can read how to use this program.

Step 5: adjust the refresh rate

Different refresh rates.

The refresh rate indicates how often the image display refreshes per second. The higher the refresh rate, the more smoothly the image will be displayed. It's important that your monitor and your laptop or PC use the same refresh rate. Otherwise, the screen might start flickering. In this article, you can read how to adjust the refresh rate.

Step 6: update the video card driver

Update video card drivers.

Outdated software is a possible cause of image flickering or lines on your screen. That's why you should update the video card's driver. Read the following advice page to learn how to do that.

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