Recently, my computer’s monitor has been acting a bit strangely. I’m not much of a computer guy, so maybe this is a common problem, but it’s new to me. What happens is that the image on the screen, from time to time, gets somewhat “squooshed” from left to right, leaving a 1- or 2-inch black space on each side. Actually, the viewing image looks like a piece of ribbon candy, sort of wavy back and forth over itself. Then, I shut the computer down and the image is fine the next time I boot it up.
Can I assume that the monitor is slowly dying? What causes the (pretty cool-looking, actually) wavy effect on the picture? And should I just go out and buy a new monitor? Like I said, I don’t know much about things like this, so if it’s a common, easy problem, don’t think I’m an idiot or anything.