My Hitachi SuperScan 600 CRT monitor (bought before 2001) screen just started vibrating visably a few days ago. My pc's an emachine T3062, bought 12/04.
The only happening around that time was a neighborhood electrical power outage -- maybe the day before (?).
When the emachine's first booting up, there's no vibrating during the logo "e" or the "Windows XP ......(loading)" window. Vibration starts at the "Windows is starting up" window and continues from then on.
The pc and monitor were plugged into an Isotel Ultra TrippLite surge protector (bought 2002 or earlier) during the power outage.
Another older CRT monitor also vibrates in the same way on the same pc.
But, ... the Hitachi monitor does not vibrate on a friend's computer.
Also, I couldn't get sound out of my Cambridge SoundWorks FPS2000 (old) Digital Multimedia Speaker System, altho a CD was playing. There was sound the day before the power outage.
A semi-techie friend sez I should restore Windows XP in the emachine.
I'm not sure.
What would you consider, and in what order?
I'm obviously not a techie (tho interested in tech. stuff), so please explain it as tho to your grandma.