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Is My Monitor Dying?

31 minutes ago, evilmeister13 said:

I recently bought the LG 34GK950F-B, only had it for roughly 3 months. I came home from work yesterday and suddenly there are dark lines going through it. It's a bit difficult to see depending on the background, but when playing games its super annoying. I started fiddling around and changing every setting I could find to no avail, turning freesync off and reducing response times on the monitor, but nothing changes until i switch the refresh rate to 60hz. When I do that, the dark lines get bigger and it looks awful. Also, if I leave it on a screen that is mostly white, it starts flickering really badly. I'll include pictures, any ideas how to solve it? 
Video of it flickering: 

 

20190919_031028.jpg

In case I'm missing what is going on here, you're saying the dark lines are a problem, and also appear on the PS4?

 

This sounds like a defect in the actual driver board ($30 part probably.) It might be repairable, but if it's under warranty, definitely RMA it.

 

The reason I say that is that it's on both inputs, and it's constant across the panel, which means that it's not a defect isolated to the actual panel itself, but the image being written is skipping every nth scanline, which alludes to probably a short or something on the board.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I recently bought the LG 34GK950F-B, only had it for roughly 3 months. I came home from work yesterday and suddenly there are dark lines going through it. It's a bit difficult to see depending on the background, but when playing games its super annoying. I started fiddling around and changing every setting I could find to no avail, turning freesync off and reducing response times on the monitor, but nothing changes until i switch the refresh rate to 60hz. When I do that, the dark lines get bigger and it looks awful. Also, if I leave it on a screen that is mostly white, it starts flickering really badly. I'll include pictures, any ideas how to solve it? 
Video of it flickering: 

 

20190919_031028.jpg

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Could be a defect panel, which in that case an RMA be he solution.

 

what GPU are you using?


 

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1 minute ago, Stormseeker9 said:

Could be a defect panel, which in that case an RMA be he solution.

 

what GPU are you using?

Radeon VII Gold Edition my dude 😎. But I know it's not the GPU because when I switch the input over to my PS4 Pro it still has lines across it. 

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20 minutes ago, evilmeister13 said:

Radeon VII Gold Edition my dude 😎. But I know it's not the GPU because when I switch the input over to my PS4 Pro it still has lines across it. 

Well next time mention that in the OP. 

But no I wouldn’t suspect a GPU issue in that case.

 

I would RMA the panel, or bring it back to the shop and exchange (not many shops do this tho)


 

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31 minutes ago, evilmeister13 said:

I recently bought the LG 34GK950F-B, only had it for roughly 3 months. I came home from work yesterday and suddenly there are dark lines going through it. It's a bit difficult to see depending on the background, but when playing games its super annoying. I started fiddling around and changing every setting I could find to no avail, turning freesync off and reducing response times on the monitor, but nothing changes until i switch the refresh rate to 60hz. When I do that, the dark lines get bigger and it looks awful. Also, if I leave it on a screen that is mostly white, it starts flickering really badly. I'll include pictures, any ideas how to solve it? 
Video of it flickering: 

 

20190919_031028.jpg

In case I'm missing what is going on here, you're saying the dark lines are a problem, and also appear on the PS4?

 

This sounds like a defect in the actual driver board ($30 part probably.) It might be repairable, but if it's under warranty, definitely RMA it.

 

The reason I say that is that it's on both inputs, and it's constant across the panel, which means that it's not a defect isolated to the actual panel itself, but the image being written is skipping every nth scanline, which alludes to probably a short or something on the board.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Stormseeker9 said:

Well next time mention that in the OP. 

But no I wouldn’t suspect a GPU issue in that case.

 

I would RMA the panel, or bring it back to the shop and exchange (not many shops do this tho)

 

2 minutes ago, Kisai said:

In case I'm missing what is going on here, you're saying the dark lines are a problem, and also appear on the PS4?

 

This sounds like a defect in the actual driver board ($30 part probably.) It might be repairable, but if it's under warranty, definitely RMA it.

 

The reason I say that is that it's on both inputs, and it's constant across the panel, which means that it's not a defect isolated to the actual panel itself, but the image being written is skipping every nth scanline, which alludes to probably a short or something on the board.

 

 

I went ahead and requested a repair from LG, we'll see how it goes. Thanks for the help. 

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