Fix up flickering problem with your old monitor

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on December 18, 2007


Many times there are such cases when you are using a old monitor which gives a lot of flickering and it goes into the rolling state every now and then so, it is very difficult for anyone to work with such condition of monitor.

To find the solution lets take a look on the main reasons behind this monitor flickering problem.

Why does a monitor may flicker ?


A monitor may flicker and goes into rolling state due to dust, overheating after a long continuous usage, loose circuitry or due to some electromagnetic interference with other electrical equipments like tv , UPS, large speaker systems etc.

Take appropriate precautions for these types of problems with your monitor. Keep it dust free and ensure proper heat dissipation. Keep your speakers, TV and speaker system etc. at a distance from the monitor.

If you don’t think any above possible reasons for the rolling or flickering state of your monitor then we recommend you to get your monitor checked by the monitor company at their respective service center.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

rohan October 31, 2008 at 4:12 pm

hi i have recently installed new ram into my desktop. The probkem is that now my monitor does not turn on when i turn my pc on. It remains in stand by. Also beep sounds can be heard from tower. Im certain the new ram is compatible. What to do? Thanks.

Rohit November 2, 2008 at 3:14 am
venkat November 3, 2008 at 6:29 am

what about degauss and increasing refresh rate may solve flickering issues?what’s your opinion on both

Dellawben November 13, 2008 at 3:06 pm


Jaguar_bourne November 17, 2010 at 10:34 am

this is the problem that i’ve seen so funny answers, we’ll its not dust or heat or any of that.. old monitors are meant for old PC.. this happens when you use old monitor with new PC.. i guess your monitor connector cable is not even colored in blue.. if that’s so, it means your monitor is not SVGA, its just plain old VGA. the thing u can do with this is. lower your resolution and find a refresh rate that will work for you. or simple format you computer with the old monitor on so that the OS will detect generic driver and setting for it. that’s if your using windows.. let me know when you find out more.. Goodluck

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