[rescue] Power question...

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Jan 12 00:22:19 CST 2004

On Jan 11, 2004, at 9:42 PM, Nathan Raymond wrote:
> I realize this is somewhat off-topic, but I figure you folks are some 
> of
> the most experienced people to ask this question: what would cause
> computer monitors (any monitor, hooked up to any computer) to jiggle 
> at a
> refresh other than 60Hz?  I'm talking serious jiggle, and at any 
> refresh
> above 60Hz.  This has been happening since I moved to an apartment in
> Cambridge, MA a few months ago, and it happens to all my monitors (four
> different ones, three different brands), hooked up to any computer.  I
> only get a stable image at the eyestrain causing, headache inducing
> refresh rate of 60Hz.  I've tried outlets on either side of room, no
> difference.  I don't have any sort of UPS, just some high quality power
> strips (and this happens on more than one power strip, so I know it's 
> not
> the strip).

   This exact problem was traced to a worn-out refrigerator compressor 
in a friend's house several years ago.  You might want to unplug your 
fridge to see if it goes away...lacking that, perhaps you can get 
friendly with the neighbors and ask them to try unplugging theirs.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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