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OSD doesn't appear

When I am in high refresh rates,for example, above 70 hrz. After pressing the menu button the osd doesn't apear on the screen. But the functionality is still there. I mean when I use my memory and change through the options all of them work fine. On lower refresh rates, for example, 60 hrz. after pressing the menu button the screen gets unstable. as it's obvious those horizantal lines are the osd. I see them white and when I move on the options of the osd.I can notice the blue hightlights. when my monitor was fully healthy. after setting my graphic card on refresh rates that the monitor couldn't support a dialog box message were on screen indicating the unsupported refresh rates. now that this problem arised the dialog box doesn't apear. on 60 hz that I bring osd on screen the lines are as big as the monitor. I mean the horizantal white line blinking on screen . are as wide as the monitor width. but as we know a healthy osd is quite little at the center of monitor even in low resolution. By the way, everything else about my monitor is quite fine. Actually I am thinking not to touch it and continue using it,since it's fine. but I am worried if this lead into any other serious problem.So my second question is what can happen if I don't try to fix this osd issue. As i said my monitor screen is quite fine. correct colors, sharp images without any moire. please remember that I have two different question on this problem. Thank you very much.

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  • Nolena Honey Mar 07, 2007

    Well, I am thinking the same ,too. I don't want try repairing it.

    And something else. I think my problem is not related to the drivers at all. The OSD menu is something from the monitor itself. It doesn't have any relationship with the drivers. Even if you are on a 80x25 terminal it should apear correctly. Even if you are on the first page after you turn on the computer (when the bootstrap process is running) the osd should apear.

    Even if you are still running MS-DOS it should apear correctly.

    I am sure that it doesn't have any relationship with the Graphic card and its drivers or monitor drivers.

    Well, I wish I was also a hardware or electronic expert , so I could comment on the first thing you said. How can you be sure that for example by this error an IC is not under pressure and sooner or later it will end up its life and cause me to pay much for the repair.


    And I also believe that the solution of this problem is something like this : open up the monitor and find the ic (or some other parts) named 893039xi3 and then replace it with this or that or close mach with this or that number.

    By the way, I tried something for fixing this.As I said although the osd doesn't apear well it's possible to change the settings based on my memory. I tried to reset the monitor memory to the factory defualt but I wasn't successfull on this. I think there are some yes or no questions or something that i can't see. I also used the "DEGAUSS" option .But didn't work as I guessed. That's for just the wrong coloring or imaged based on static electracity.

    At the end I have to say thank you so much Tim.

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You will find the number one motto from many of the Tech's is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!!" If you must fix it try the latest drivers for your video card and for the monitor. The OS(XP) is always changing. Keep the drivers up to date. Otherwise. Don't mess with it. Good Luck, Let me know what happens. Tim

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