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Secondary monitor flickering problem

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    Windows 8 x64

    Secondary monitor flickering problem


    HiLast night my laptop (running Windows 8 x64 with a secondary monitor) was working fine. I put it to sleep and when it woke up this morning the secondary monitor is flickering a lot like this:

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    I have tried uninstalling the AMD driver and restarting then installing the latest version but it still doesn't work. The screen even flickered when the AMD driver was not present. I connected the monitor to another laptop and it worked fine.I played about with the refresh rate in the catalyst control center and it ended up making the laptop screen flicker instead so I reverted the settings back.Anyone know why this would have just started happening and how to fix it?
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Jun 2013 at 11:46. Reason: embedded image

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    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    is this a movie you are trying to watch or is this your desktop background?
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    Posts : 154
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit


    You can capture a screenshot by clicking "Print Screen" on your keyboard, then pasting it into Paint and saving it.
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