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Old 06-05-2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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alright so i had an external case fail on me so i bought a new one and now when i plug it in it causes these like wavy lines to run up and down my screen. i know it is the case because if i turn its power off they stop. i have the case a good 2 feet away from the computer so any ideas? im running it on a laptop with an external lcd monitor
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:42 PM   #2
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no one can help?
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:28 PM   #3
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i feel like im shunned from this forums ive asked like 5 questions over the past few months and not a single person has responded...no on can help me with this?
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:35 PM   #4
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I don't think this is related to the monitor.

I have the same problem with one of my monitors. When I used one of the other 2 monitors I got no lines.

Also check the cable from the monitor to the Laptop.

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Old 06-09-2008, 05:54 PM   #5
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well it only does it when my external hd is turned on
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is the external plugged into the same surge protector/outlet as the monitor? I'm wondering if maybe you are over-drawing the circuit
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:11 PM   #7
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yes it ill try that
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Default Re: odd monitor/exernal hd problem

It's not overloading a circuit, its pretty simple really. The external HD enclosure has a poorly built power supply that is feeding noise back into the AC line, and the monitor has poor power filtering which is letting the noise affect the monitor.

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