Question about Sony CPD 400PS (White) 19 in.CRT Conventional Monitor
My Sony multiscan 400PS has been working well for years but now it has developed a problem with image geometry and stability. The monitor is used with a mac mini and with a pc clone with a clone vga card. The monitor exhibits the same behavior regardless of which of these computers it is hooked up to. Furthermore, the behavior is the same no matter what screen size and refresh rate is chosen. No apparent live source of EM interference is around the monitor. The monitor is plugged into a line-conditioning UPS, and it doesn't change if I plug it straight into the wall. Giving it the occasional gentle or not-so-gentle whack on the side doesn't fix it either. For several months now, the image has occasionally started to jiggle slightly up and down, which was pretty annoying, but somehow after about an hour or so it would calm down and go back to "normal". Sometimes the jiggling would be there but in almost imperceptible amounts. About three months ago, I woke up the computer from an overnight slumber and the bottom of the image was bouncing up and down. After repeatedly turning it off and on, I gave up and let it rest for a day or so. Subsequently, the bouncing diminished considerably, but the screen geometry was altered and a bad keystone effect was taking place. In addition, the image had to be "centered" by entering near-edge parameters into the monitor's image options (little buttons that let one shift the image to the right and left). Somehow, after about a week or so, the monitor seemed to get better on its own and went back to more or less normal. Then a couple of days ago, the bouncing effect returned, and once again, it is almost impossible to center the image on the screen. The keystone correction is now set at 100% but it still doesn't fully correct. New monitors are cheap nowadays ($200!) but I prefer not to add to the big pile of discarded stuff prematurely, so if repair is possible and reasonably priced, I'd love to hear about it.
Hello, the repair seems possibble to me. One of common reasons for the above mentioned error can be bad soldering (contact). Ask a pro to do the job for you. If you need more info please advice. Arpi
Posted on Mar 22, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The automatic keystone adjustment may not be carried out correctly
because of the ambient temperature and the installation
conditions of the projector and the screen. In such cases, correct
the keystone manually.
• When the projector is projecting images where acceleration is
present, such as in a vehicle and aircraft, the automatic keystone
adjustment may not function correctly. In such a case, set AUTO
KEYSTONE in the INSTALLATION menu to OFF and correct the
• You can correct the vertical keystones. However, their adjustment
ranges are limited in such correction.
When the keystone adjustment is carried out, the adjustment
value is indicated. Note that this value doesn't mean a projection
• The allowable range of the adjustment value in the keystone
adjustment varies depending on the installation conditions.
• When the keystone adjustment takes effect, the resolution
decreases. In addition, stripes may appear or straight lines may
bend in images with complicated patterns. They are not due to
• Noise may appear on the screen during the keystone adjustment
because of the type of the video signal being projected and the
setting values of the keystone adjustment. In such cases, set the
keystone adjustment values in the range where the image is displayed
• When the keystone adjustment is carried out, the image may not
be displayed correctly because of the type of input signal.
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