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Anger management, abuse to monitor

Someone left their palm print on the screen (permanently) when they hit it, is it possible to repair the pixel? or is it time to buy a new one? Bill

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Re: anger management, abuse to monitor - Sony SDM-S71B (Black) 17" LCD Monitor Computer Monitors

Buy a new one.

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Dell sx2210 how do I change the size of the screen?

  1. Navigate to the Control Panel in Windows by left-clicking on Start, followed by Settings and then choosing Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, open Display. Note: In Microsoft Windows , depending on how your operating system is setup, you may not see the Display icon. To correct this, click on the link on the left-hand side of the Control Panel window that saysSwitch to Classic View.
  3. In the Display Properties window, click on theSettings tab.
  4. Locate the Screen resolution slider on the left-hand side of the window. Under most circumstances, the best choice is 800 by 600 pixels or 1024 by 768 pixels, possibly higher if you're using a 19" or larger monitor. The "best" setting is highly subjective to your personal preferences.

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An 'etch-a-sketch' - type image that at quick glance, looks like an elephant, appears in the upper right section of the screen. It isn't captured with print screen. Swapped out monitors to different CPUs....

I did see a similar issue with a Gateway display, the source of the image was the screen is damaged by the cover inside the screen. Basically, the inside frame was scratching the back of the screen making the image to appear until it damages the screen enough to turn off pixels.

Another possible cause are: "burned pixels", some kind of damage (liquids inside the display), the display was hit, or something like that.

The only solution is to replace the display or use it until is breaks (but it will be quite annoying).

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My dell monitor has three large green shimering boxes across the bottom of the screen that I can't get to go away. Powered on and off, unplugged, plugged....

Shimmering boxes and/or LCD screen has spots = this is due to Missing /broken Pixels.
- These are pixels that are permanently off and is a natural defect that occurs in LCD technology.
Solution (1) = Do a reset on All Settings.
Solution (2) = If Solution(1) does not work, you may need to replace your monitor.

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Monitor comes on and can see picture, but almost black screed have to look real close in order to see screen piture

Sounds like the back light on your monitor went out. All LCD monitors and TVs have a back light that is used to illuminate the pixels on the screen. This is how the "Brightness" setting on your monitor works. If this back light is burnt out, then it would be possible to faintly see the colors on the screen, but they would be nearly invisible as the light that was supposed to illuminate them is burnt out.

The solution to this problem would be to replace the back light on your monitor, but that is a very time consuming effort and you run the risk of it not working in the end anyway. I recommend purchasing a new monitor to save yourself some time and a major headache.

If you are still interested in repairing your monitor try going here for a guide on how you go about doing it. It may also be possible to find someone to repair it for you, but once again, it would be a lot easier to buy a different monitor in the long run.

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Is this broken and how too fix?

Anger management course is needed, possibly for your reaction to the account he has created for you by losing his temper. He has damaged the delicate plasma envelope which renders the monitor unusable. A new monitor may be cheaper than a repair. Perhaps he can work of the debt he has caused by doing chores around the house until he learns to stop spending your money.

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Grey smudge like images on the screen.

Most possibly those are dead pixels. Those cannot be fixed in most cases. some software and some technic may help but that is not a confirm solution. please take it to the service center or talk them if still the warranty is valid and it covers the facts of dead pixels till date.

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hi if your pixel is permanently brigthing you can try to press gently on the screen on the bright dot to expanse the liquid, sometimes the pixel freeze on lcd monitor.
hope this helps

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On the Screen Red pixels comes in the background

if you are see red pixels then your monitor haveing LCD Panel problume.

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Horizontal Position Unstable

Sounds like a electrolytic capacitor has aged/failed in the positioning circuitry. The failure could also be internal to a micro circuit chip. With out skematics and signal tracing I can't say what the problem is. It is possible, however unlikely, someone has spilled a liguid into the adjustment controls and the position switch is shorted causing a constant signal to move the screen.

Good luck

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I had the same problem for about a week and solved it yesterday by downloading the latest driver by NVDIA who makes my video card (NVDIA GeForce 6200).
I had previously updated the latest Sony driver for the monitor. It did not solve the problem but could be part of the solution in conjunction with the new video card driver.

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