Question about Planar PL2010M 20" Flat Panel LCD Monitor

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Resolution problem Resolution should be 1600 x 1200 and my video cards easily support this. One day, resolution stuck at 1280 x 1024 and I can't get it to change back to 1600 x 1200. Strnage thing is 2 months later, the same thing happened to a second monitor...and now a few months later, my third monitor is no longer (doing that 1/8 second blink described by 3 others here). My cards were initially nvidia 6800 gt (2 of them to run 3 identical planar monitors) I have tried the following: 1. change setting in safe mode 2. go to display settings...settings...advanced...monitor...unclick hide modes This allows the slider on display settings to slide to 1600 x 1200 but monitor is still at 1280 x 1024. 3. Downloaded a driver from nvidia that is supposed to fix edid resolution problems 4. Mixed and matched monitors to DVI, VGA input...swapped cables...etc Any suggestions. From my surfing, it seems as though ther is an EDID setting problem in the monitor but changing this is not easy?

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  • rw_simmons Sep 19, 2008

    This happened to me after I had unplugged the monitor (hurricane preparation) for the first time in many months. Upon the second day of usage from plugging back in, the monitor is now recognized incorrectly. Another thread I came across indicated this was due to a hardware failure with the monitor itself.

  • spudlion Mar 11, 2009

    Ihave the same issue

  • darii Apr 14, 2009

    I have the same issue and called Planar. They say that it is a known issue with this model of monitor and they have to flash the eeprom. They will not provide the software to do it yourself. They did however, replace the monitors that had the issue.

  • darii Apr 14, 2009

    Planar reports this as a known issue when called about it and will replace the monitors that are affected. It is a simple eeprom flash to correct the issue but they will not provide teh necessary utilities to do this on their site for the general public or individuals.



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If the warranty has expired on your Planar PL2010m monitor, see the following link for a possible solution:

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A Chip on the monitor circut board must be reflashed. You need to send back to Planar, do an rma. They were very responive to me, sent me a replacement.

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