This Sony SDM-X82 is an external monitor to my IBM Thinkpad T42 with an ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 video board. The problem persists regardless of screen resolution changes. I know it's not the monitor itself because it works fine on my Dell Latitude laptop and on an old E-Machines desktop. Video board driver is current to 11/2006. Any help/ideas would be appreciated.
Your screen refresh rate may be too high for the monitor or one of the parts might be incompatible with windows try lowering your screen refresh rate. Or checking windows for a compatible driver for the chip or monitor.
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juanmgerman0, Connect SDM-X82 to known-good pc that has all sleep mode, power-save mode disabled. (turned-off) If unit still goes to black screen mode, then look at the "date of Manufacture" on rear of unit and let me know if you see "2002 -2004" as the year produced. Retrevo lists unit as "time to retire". Power supply may be going into shut-down mode having detected a problem with itself or the CCFL inverter circuit. 12fixlouie
The only I can think of is the resolution setting that your T400 is putting out that your NEC does not like andcannot display, look at the T42 resolution when the NEC is hooked up to it and try to set it to be the same in the T400.
If you went from a standard screen to a wide-screen, you have to upgrade the video card. Also, try going into the menu option on screen and have it automatically detect settings. First thing you should do is update your drivers. Should have said that first.
To isolate the problem, you need a friend with another computer since right now, we don't really know if the video section (or card) of the PC is at fault or the monitor.
You need to swap displays with someone so you can be certain what is actually not working.
The monitor is obviously capable of scanning inputs for a signal and not finding one.
First try on another computer just to see if there is any other problem then the LCD. Also check power supply to the monitor. I believe this has one that's internal, but if external, swap with a similar specs one. If internal, check to see if any popped up capacitors. Video boards are most likely ok.
This is a problem I have seen with a few LG monitors.
Your Inverter circuit is fine (that powers the lights to your screen so you can see the image on the LCD panel) but the monitor does not like having a video signal attached to it.
Bad capacitors on the power board can upset the current going to the controller board. This board included the video input circuit and the power supply needs to be stable for this to operate.
The controller IC that translates the video signal into what the LCD panel controller can understand is failing. Normally this fault occurs in the horizontal and vertical input of the IC. The fact you can see the other message on screen is due to it going through it's own internal and seperate section of the IC. In this case the only repair option is to replace the internal video board. Sony will not supply the parts directly to the public, but if you are really nice, they "may" tell you where to get one externally to Sony.