Wavy lines on extended monitor (weird)...

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  1. mitchellvii

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    Wavy lines on extended monitor (solved)...

    When I first plug my extended monitor into my Surface Pro display port (using Microsoft's aftermarket VGA connector), I get wavy lines all over my monitor screen for the first minute or two at which point the screen becomes clear.

    Very odd and troublesome. I am using a 22" HD IPS panel.

    Any ideas what is causing this and how to resolve? I have noticed this with a number of different monitors I have tried so I do not believe it is hardware related on the monitor side.

    Thanks.
     
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    Ok, think I figured it out. My monitor has a default input setting which was set to DVI. It also has an auto-search setting which if it doesn't see DVI it looks for what is plugged in. So, I set default to VGA and turned off the auto-search function and it worked beautifully. So issue was in monitor, not the SP.

    Good info for anyone else experiencing the same issue.
     
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    This only usually happens to me when I give the VGA connector an accidental hit, and even then, not all the time. I found a disconnect/reconnect or a reboot fixed it.

    I have no idea what's going with the wavy lines upon connection. Faulty cable, maybe?
     
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    Good to know! Might see if there's something like that on my monitor. Cheers.
     
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    It's actually a ground sync error... I'd never tell you to remove the third plug from your monitor, or that it would keep it from happening....
     
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    Third plug? You mean the round one on the bottom of the power cable? That fixes it? (yeah I am still having the problem occasionally) How?
     
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    Rather than removing the 3rd prong - try a 3 prong to 2 prong adapter
     
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    Dunno, sounds like this could all go horribly prong :).
     

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