I have a flatscreen HP monitor that is only 3 or 4 years old. It has never been moved, bumped, pierced, wet or damaged in any way. It is never left on and has always had the screensaver activated since day. We have no children in the house and I am the only user on this computer. Two days ago, what appeared to be a small black tree appeared at the bottom of the screen. I turned off the screen, then tried restarting the computer and it slowly started filling in to form a round ball. I measured it yesterday and it was 1-1/4" in diameter, perfectly round. Today it is 1-1/2" in diameter. What is happening to my monitor?
Jump to Post
It is failing. It isn't the display led's that are failing, but likely the underlying electronics such as capacitors or scan chips. Time to send it in for repair.
FWIW, I have 2 Dell 24" (1920x1600) monitors that are 7 and 9 years old. So far, no problems with either …
All 2 Replies
We're a friendly, industry-focused community of 1.21 million developers, IT pros, digital marketers, and technology enthusiasts learning and sharing knowledge.