AV and Multimedia Related Thread, Flickering screens in Technical; Hi,
I have a strange issue with our two display screens in reception in that they keep flickering. I have ...
17th January 2011, 07:22 PM #1
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I have a strange issue with our two display screens in reception in that they keep flickering. I have tried different cables and different PCs however the flickering doesn't go away. I noticed that the flickering stopped on both when I used a laptop on battery but as soon as I plugged it in the flicking began again. What the hell is going on here?? Anyone have any ideas how I can solve this problem as it is so annoying.
17th January 2011, 07:23 PM #2
I'm thinking interference. Have you tried moving the screens to another room and seeing if they still flicker?
Last edited by elsiegee40; 17th January 2011 at 07:29 PM.
17th January 2011, 07:28 PM #3
See this thread for more info on interference: Audio Feedback
17th January 2011, 07:32 PM #4
I had this with a PC connected to a screen at pos. The moment the power supply in the PC was swapped out the flickering disappeared.
17th January 2011, 08:51 PM #5
its as if it is a power issue, as said, swap monitors for another and test in your office. Its more likely a nearby power pack or plug is the issue.
17th January 2011, 09:40 PM #6
17th January 2011, 09:50 PM #7
As I said, in the thread 'audio feedback' the problem was an annoying hum but interference from the mains is interference from the mains no matter what the result! I dont know if the hum eliminator would work but if it smoothes the signal then it should eliminate the flickering, shouldnt it?
Originally Posted by plexer
17th January 2011, 10:55 PM #8
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Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately I can't move the large display screens as they are both mounted on the wall. No matter which PC or laptop I use I get the flickering unless I run the laptop on battery. I have tried plugging the power cable into different sockets and turning off as many electrical appliances as possible however to no avail. I had a look at the interference thread and was wondering if there is something that can filter the interference like the hum eliminator? Would a ferrite core work??
17th January 2011, 11:02 PM #9
2 Thanks to mattx:
reprised (18th January 2011), tech_guy (17th January 2011)
18th January 2011, 12:26 PM #10
What sort of power cable does the monitor use? Try replacing it. If it uses a figure of 8 connector, then try plugging the small end in the other way round. If there is an external power supply on the monitor, try changing it for another.
Also, are the monitor and computer plugged into the same socket?
18th January 2011, 12:50 PM #11
If you have one available try a ups on the laptop power supply.
18th January 2011, 04:42 PM #12
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I have the same problem.
We have a Large Plasma down in the hall. Upstairs in reception we have a 1 computer feeding the reception dispaly and the Plasma down stairs. Via an Video amplifier in reception and a Video amplifier down near the Plasma. We also have a TV feed from the 3rd floor to the hall. When we switch to TV it does not flicker BUT when we use a power point it flickers.
If we use 1 output from the PC to show the powerpoint in the hall and NOT the reception the flicker stops!
18th January 2011, 09:53 PM #13
These sound like dirty power issues.
You could try a supressor or power filter but there may not be a lot you can do about it. In one school I dealt with the screens would flicker when the corridoor lights came on and in the staff room when the fridge compressor kicked in the screen turned off!
I would have a chat with your electricians and see if they can suggest some way to clean up the power supply.
19th January 2011, 01:42 PM #14
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You could try using a different plug on a different ring main see if this makes a difference
21st January 2011, 06:59 PM #15
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I have found a solution to the problem :-). I dug out a laptop which doesn't come with an earthed power lead ie 2 pin ac adapter, connected it up and the flickering has gone. Thanks for all of your suggestions and help.
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