Had my desktop PC for over a year now and been using an existing 17inch TFT monitor that I already had.
In the last day the monitor has been flickering badly with really thin horizontal white lines over the whole screen. It's making it virtually impossible to look at.
Now I think the problem lies with the monitor itself. I've checked all connections and the graphics card, but when I unplug the monitor from the PC and the monitor itself displays "Entering powersaver mode" for a couple of seconds, the flickering continues.
Anyone got any ideas as to what this is? Is my monitor dying? Why would this suddenly start out of the blue?
Since the monitoe continues to flicker when it is unplugged from the GFX card I would say your monitor has had it. Chck the warrantee details for the monitor, I know some companies cover panels for 3 years. If you have a lap top or anything else you can hook the monitor that would be an ideal way to check it. Google the make and model of your monitor and see if it is a comnon problem.
Mine was 5 years old and suddenly just went dark and faded away last week. Let it cool for 5 minutes and it worked for 15 seconds, obviously some component overheating but I wasn't going to pull it apart to try to find out which one. THT monitors are pretty cheap now so it wasn't as painful as I thought to get a quite reasonable one, mind you I'm not a gamer.