3:45 pm pst, Wednesday 10/20/04. Working away on my very old but previously reliable Dell system, and the monitor picture starts jumping up and down rapidly. Text is still visible its just that the whole picture is jumping erratically. Did a reboot, and the monitor does this even at the dos looking start-up screens before xp has started booting. Monitor is 19" Dell trinitron (sony re-badged?). Tried manual degauss, and played with all of the on board monitor controls. Smacked monitor up-side the plastic a couple times as well, to no avail. Anything else I should try? Is it possible that the video card is causing this? What are the probabilities it is the card and not the monitor? Should I just go to Costco in the am and get another monitor? I absolutely need this system up tomorrow morning for business. While I can read and type text with the way it is now, I can't begin to tell yo how irritating it is having the screen jumping around like this. How about this monitor from Costco: Second costco option: Third option: Last option: Which one of these is my best bet? Do these new style monitors have the old large multi-pin (forgot the technical term) connector on them? I hope so, because that's the only type of connection this old box has. Must sign off now, can't take it anymore, have headache, eyes hurt... Will check back this evening. Thanks Wayne Wanna kill these ads? We can help!