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I just switched to using my 42" tv for my main monitor and my 22" for the other one. Well, I got everything working and looking right, but a few hours later my screens went black and then came back, but were all weird looking, I could see it, but it looked like it wasn't anti-aliased or something, fuzziness all around the text, etc. And the 22" keeps saying no signal and going offline like there's no other monitor attached.

I've tried restarting the computer and get nothing, updating the driver did nothing.
    
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Seriously, why the hell does this keep screwing up. Now both monitors went all pink/greenish diamond pattern and I had to force restart it -_-.
    
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post #3 of 19
are you sure it's not your video card that's throwing everything off?
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post #4 of 19
Have you updated your drivers recently?
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post #5 of 19
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I've had the same video card forever and it's been fine until I went back to the tv and lcd monitor. Could it be dust and all because the computer is sitting out in the open without a case. I'll try giving it a good cleaning and see if that stops this from happening.

Updated my drivers for the video card, reinstalled drivers, etc. Doesn't happen when I use two regular lcd monitors instead of the tv and lcd monitor. But my card and rig should be enough to power and run a 42" tv at 1080p 1920x1080 and a 22" at 1680x1050 right?
    
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post #6 of 19
Does it work for the LCD monitor alone?

Edit : Maybe some cables or connections are loose? have you made sure everything is tight? are you using HDMI? if so, try using a VGA cable or a DVI cable instead.
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post #7 of 19
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Yes, it works for the lcd by itself and the 2 lcds. Does the same thing when the tv is by itself.

The tv isn't the best, hell it was only $600 =/.

EDIT: I'm using HDMI with a DVI adapter. I'll try just a DVI.

EDIT2: If it's any use, I've noticed it only does it when I'm in games like Starcraft 2, WoW, etc
Edited by bryce - 3/23/11 at 7:35pm
    
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post #8 of 19
Did it work with DVI connections?

My hypothesis is either the card is going, or unable to support the resolutions you are trying to get.
Edited by Stealth2o - 3/23/11 at 7:39pm
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post #9 of 19
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I wouldn't think it'd be the card, aren't GTX260s pretty decent cards for 1920x1080 and 1680x1050 resolutions or are they kinda meh.

Also, another thing that may play a role in the issue is whenever you turn the tv off, it acts like you actually unplugged the cable and everything shoots over to the other monitor.
    
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post #10 of 19
I think that's normal, your card is detecting that the tv is no longer on so it's just transferring everything to the LCD.

You said the LCD monitor is acting as if it's losing connection and turns into a black screen, thats usually a sign that a connection is bad, either on the card, or the LCD monitor itself. Maybe you're not plugging it in deep enough and securing it with the screws, have you tried to slightly wiggle the DVI connections to see if you can get a better picture?
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