I’ve got a 2014 ADK-built system that has seemed rock solid on Cubase 11, including after being in storage for 3 years (i fired it up again last month).
I’m using it with an old monitor i had lying around, it’s almost certainly not the same one i got with the ADK system, but it has been working well as well, until … Recently when i noticed a one or two pixel horizontal line across the screen (pic not attached - my screen shot must not be of high enough resolution to show the very thin line, sorry). It is sparkly and multicolored, though mainly purple.
It happened very soon after i opened the case and moved some stuff around in there (i needed to take a pic of the power supply), which preceded a BIOS type window which I think i was able to back out of without making any changes. Also, I checked for any automatic updates from windows, but there weren’t any that immediately preceded the monitor problem.
Can anyone help me please with the following questions?
1) Can i make the horizontal line go away without having to buy a new monitor?
Things I’ve done to trouble shoot so far include powering the computer down, powering the monitor down, unplugging the monitor cable (when i do that the screen is completely black as expected), replacing the monitor cable with another new/different one, setting the monitor to default settings, toggling different options on my AMD Radeon monitor control panel, changing display resolution and orientation, and others. (Oh, and asking Dr. Google, of course! )
2) If i do have to buy a new monitor, how do i make sure it’s not incompatible with my old, c. 2014, system? I would never have thought there could be problems, but when i was discussing with someone about getting a touch screen monitor they said it might require a new power supply, so that opened my eyes to the idea that not every monitor i buy today will be compatible with my old system.
Thank you for any thoughts!
HP W2082 a Monitor
AMD Radeon Graphics “program” in my list
W10 Pro 21H2 build 19044.1682, on ADK-built tower with Intel(R) Core™ i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz; a UAD card; also mobile tracking on Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel(R) Core™ i7-8650U CPU @ 1.90GHz 2.11 GHz; 16.0 GB, 64-bit) ; Steinberg UR28M interface,; wall-powered USB hub containing iLok key