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Rikkitic

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  #1847679 16-Aug-2017 16:54
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For some unfathomable reason, I often seem to encounter failures in a cascading series. I started this thread to complain about a strange artefact on my screen. Richms suggested I make a video. I decided to start with a photo. But my camera was broken. But I had my tablet so I took the photo. But the USB transfer wouldn't work. I thought it was a simple problem but it seemed to escalate. I ended up deleting everything on the tablet. I couldn't get a connection with the pc. Other things stopped working. It ended up becoming a multi-day job. Eventually, with help from an Android site, I managed to narrow it to a cable. It was complicated because I had four cables and three were faulty in different ways. Eventually I found the one that worked and realised I had been chasing my tail (nothing new for me). Today I finally succeeded in tranferring the photos. Here they are. One shows the artefact in close-up, the other its location on the Geekzone screen. I'm sure nobody cares but I really needed to get those damned photos posted here.

 

 

 





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  #1847684 16-Aug-2017 17:09
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does it do the same in a different browser

 

i see nothing on my laptop or desktop


 
 
 
 


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  #1847709 16-Aug-2017 17:48
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I worked out that it is an artefact of my screen, but it is a strange one. I did a screen grab and captured the artefact to a static jpg file. Yet when I viewed it I still got the animated dots, as in they were dancing on a static image! This is only possible if the screen is creating the effect. I also have a VGA monitor and when I duplicate the screen to that there is no sign of the artefact. I also don't get the artefact on other parts of the screen or against other backgrounds. It seems to be a particular shade of dark grey that causes it.

 

 





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  #1847714 16-Aug-2017 18:10
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Am I going to be the first to say it?!...

 

 

 

One of the mods has unplugged and caused a glitch in the Matrix.


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  #1847972 17-Aug-2017 11:13
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The plot thickens. I have been using a Veon as an HDMI monitor. Yesterday I started getting other problems with the display, interference lines through it and the like. Today it was worse. I went through the cables and HDMI switch and other rigmarole. Finally, as is often the case with me, I thought of the obvious and switched inputs on the monitor. Everything magically cleared up, even the Matrix green dots. The problem input I was using also has the ARC channel on it I think. I swapped the Windows pc input with an Android device and now both inputs look fine. Go figure.

 

 





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  #1848053 17-Aug-2017 13:55
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And throw away those faulty cables !!! They'll come back to haunt you otherwise.





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