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Extenced Display Identification Data from Monitor's DVI Port is Incorrect

My new SyncMaster 245BW display maxes out at 1280x1024 @ 75Hz when it should be set to 1920x1200. I bought it refurbished, so I have no recourse to Samsung. Also, I would much rather just flash the monitor with the correct EDID data than go through the hassle of sending the monitor back and having to shop for another one, or exchange for another refurb with the same problem. (I suspect the first buyer sent it back because of the resolution issue.)
Anyway, I have a software tool called PowerStrip that can handle the flashing part. I just need to know how to turn off the write protection on the eepron chip. It would be icing on the cake if I could get the correct edid data in hexadecimal format, so I could just flash it in. However, I will settle for getting the right values so I can make the hex file myself. Any help will be much appreciated. I will include the errant edid values below for reference. Also worth mentioning, I have an ATI Radeon X800 video card, so more than sufficient to drive the display at full resolution,

Registry Key : DISPLAY\SAM0161\5&1ae31e66&0&10000084&01&00

Monitor Name : SyncMaster

Manufacture Week : 20 / 2004

ManufacturerID : 11596 (0x2D4C)

ProductID : 353 (0x0161)

Serial Number (Numeric) : 0 (0x00000000)

EDID Version : 1.3

Display Gamma : 2.20

Vertical Frequency : 56 - 75 Hz

Horizontal Frequency : 30 - 81 KHz

Image Size : 33.8 X 27.0 cm (17.0 Inch)

Maximum Image Size : 34 X 27 cm (17.1 Inch)

Maximum Resolution : 1280 X 1024

Support Standby Mode : No

Support Suspend Mode : No

Support Low-Power Mode : Yes

Support Default GTF : No

Digital : Yes



Supported Display Modes :

720 X 400 70 Hz

640 X 480 60 Hz

640 X 480 67 Hz

640 X 480 72 Hz

640 X 480 75 Hz

800 X 600 56 Hz

800 X 600 60 Hz

800 X 600 72 Hz

800 X 600 75 Hz

832 X 624 75 Hz

1024 X 768 60 Hz

1024 X 768 70 Hz

1024 X 768 75 Hz

1280 X 1024 75 Hz

1280 X 1024 60 Hz


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  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    Exactly the same issue.  I had a 245BW whose backlight went out.  Samsung shipped an advance replacement (after 1 full month!!!).  This replacement monitor shows a max resolution of 1280x1024 in PowerStrip.  I can set it to 1900x1200 in the OS but it still just displays 1280x1024 of it at a time and makes me scroll around.

  • sfjstars Mar 20, 2009

    I have the same problem. I just got the monitor and foudn it was refurbished. I am using it with a dell Laptop in an extended display configuration. When I set it to the 1920 x 1200 resolution the monitor stays in 1280 x 1024 mode and just let's me scroll around on the screen.



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sounds to me like they replaced your vga board with another compatible one but not the same exact one I would call the repair facility that did the work and ask questions about how they repaired the monitor like if they used another vga board etc. hope this helps

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SOURCE: My syncmaster 245 bw will only display a blank

You need to adjust the monitor refresh rate to 60 Hertz or 70 Hertz.
Use the CRT first to adjust it, then after adjust,plug in your Sync Master to see is it perfect or not,find the best frequency that work best.

To adjust it,right click on the screen,enter properties, then click setting tab.
Then in advanced tab, click it then you see the monitor tab, find the perfect screen refresh rate.

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