However, we are not facing an issue that results in our monitor malfunctioning or being unhealthy. Compared to others, such as burn-in or image retention which mean irreversible damage to the panel, ghosting is relatively benign. Even if it is relatively annoying especially when playing.
What are your causes?
The main reason is monitor response time, which is why monitors with high numbers in this aspect tend to have this problem. At this point, if we have purchased an LCD monitor, we should take a look at the type of panel they have, since if we have opted for one of the VA type, there will be a greater chance that we will see this problem compared to whether we have chosen one of the TN or IPS type.
However, there may be other causes, which are totally external and which we will describe below, together with their solution.
How to fix a monitor with ghosting problem
First of all, don’t worry if you have no idea about assembling and disassembling electronic parts, because you won’t need to pull out a single screwdriver to fix the ghosting problem, although of course, you need to diagnose it first.
That’s why the first thing we’ll do is run the UFO test to find out if your monitor is suffering from any issues. How do we interpret it? Well, if you see the Ready signal in green, you won’t have any problems, but the benchmark will warn you of some visual issues that may exist on your screen outside of Ghosting. If it does not pass the test, then your monitor has said problem. Let’s see below what you need to do to fix it.
All the solutions that we are going to show you below are hierarchical, so each solution that you will see below depends on whether the previous one that was offered failed to solve the problem. We therefore recommend that you try them one by one and in the order that we describe below.
Update graphics card drivers
Whenever NVIDIA and AMD release updates for their drivers, they occasionally mention issues related to their GPU with some monitors in particular or the graphics card with all monitors in general. Although Ghosting is not a mentioned issue, it doesn’t hurt to have updated graphics drivers.
The same can be said of those of the monitor, since some models use their own drivers that allow us to access their unique characteristics from the PC, as well as mark the graphics hardware how to communicate. A bad driver can be the cause of ghosting problem on your monitor, so keep it updated.
Adjust monitor settings
If updating the drivers does not work, then you will need to adjust the monitor settings. All should have a button that allows you to access its configuration menu. Well, misconfiguration of some monitor settings can lead to the ghosting problem, so you should try different settings until you see that the problem is completely gone.
And which ones should you check? Well, especially noise reduction, dynamic contrast, smooth motion and Perfect Clear. Which if at certain levels can cause ghosting issue on your monitor.
Check video cable
Whether you’re using DisplayPort or HDMI, the ghosting problem may not be in the monitor, but in the cable that sends the video signal to it, which may be faulty. In this case, the problem would be that the data is not being sent fast enough, resulting in increased response time with the monitor. The solution? It’s simple, you just have to change the cable for another one with the same or higher specifications than the one you had before and check if the problem persists.
One possible cause is that the video cable is overheating, to find out if this is the case simply run your fingertips over the cable from end to end and if you notice any part is too hot consider replacing it with another one. By the way, take the opportunity to take a look at the video inputs and outputs and check their state of health.
Check wireless devices
Although it may seem surprising, sometimes it happens that the ghosting problem on your monitor is caused by interference from other devices, especially those that use wireless interfaces to communicate such as WiFi, Bluetooth or radio frequency connection . The solution in this case is simple if you want to avoid the ghosting problem, as you only need to move the wireless devices away from the monitor to eliminate the problem.
As you can see this common problem on monitors is easy to fix and something any user can do, we hope this guide helped you fix it.