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24" Dell monitor with red line

534 68 April 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Little advice please. Noticed my desktop monitor now has a red vertical line on the screen. Very thin and about 2"" from the right side.

It is a Dell 2408WFP model. Not a big deal since only use about 30 minutes a day.
Mostly use my laptop.

Guessing I just need a new monitor since had that one awhile.
So couple questions.

1. Can anyone make a educated guess if it will slowly get worse. Or completely die.
If it is likely to just quit I may not wait. Otherwise I will wait for the first slickdeal to come up.

2. I have always had Dell monitors. But more concerned with what is the most reliable. Or does brand matter much?
Mainly use for email, internet and MS office. I have not kept up to date on any new tech with monitors. Any upgrades that would make a big difference or just get a basic one?
Years ago tried a larger screen but did not like it. I only sit about 2 ft for the screen.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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well should not get worse really and I would try just for grins a different type of cable if you can, if you have DVI Use VGA or DisplayPort whichever you have that might work just to be sure. Usually with a monitor you get dots, with the video card or cable you tend to get lines.

If you disconnect the monitor does it still show the line?

Dell has always been pretty reliable most of their monitors have a 3 yr warranty.

That monitor was/is a workhorse I had many at work that were used every day and had them for more than 6 years.

It will depend on your connector more than anything else this is in stock 166 bucks 3 yr warranty.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr..._with.html
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Quote from komondor
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well should not get worse really and I would try just for grins a different type of cable if you can, if you have DVI Use VGA or DisplayPort whichever you have that might work just to be sure. Usually with a monitor you get dots, with the video card or cable you tend to get lines.

If you disconnect the monitor does it still show the line?

Dell has always been pretty reliable most of their monitors have a 3 yr warranty.

That monitor was/is a workhorse I had many at work that were used every day and had them for more than 6 years.

It will depend on your connector more than anything else this is in stock 166 bucks 3 yr warranty.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr..._with.html


Thanks, looks like a fair price.
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Looking for the same issue. Bumped into your thread. Thanks for creating it. Looking forward for solution.

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Last edited by Tucker528 April 16, 2020 at 11:44 PM.
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There was a 27" on sale from staples a couple of days ago for about $105 after shipping...

https://slickdeals.net/f/13985426-aoc-27e1h-27-full-hd-led-monitor-black-shipped-for-105-after-coupon?v=1&src=SiteSearch
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Just to update. Still looking the one above at
https://slickdeals.net/?adobeRef=5fdc2d329d0811eaa4e60675b876cbfa0001&sdtid=13974704&sdpid=136161269&sdfid=17&lno=1&trd=https%20www%20bhphotovide%20wbr%20o%20com%20&pv=&au=&u2=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fc%2Fproduct%2F1448510-REG%2Fdell_24_e2418hn_monitor_with.html

Does not have the height adjustment that I am not used to.
Also need to stick with 24". Had to much eye strain when I tried a larger screen years ago.
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