Question about Dell UltraSharp 2001FP 20.1" LCD Monitor
When the self test screen is up, there is a black bar that runs up the right side of the monitor (about 1/8 the screen). Its not a resolution issue or that I have the postition to far to the left or something simple like that. The issue is the panel is not displaying what should be on the screen on that side. Occasionally the bar will turn into multi colored lines. Does the panel need to be reseated? Is the controller partially dead? I love this monitor and it would be a shame to toss it. Please no "check the dell site for common solutions". I know what I'm doing.
SOURCE: Dell 2001fp - Ramdom horz strips
Just had the same issue with the horizontal lines. In my case, too, turning off the monitor would make it go away for a while. called Dell, turned out it was still under warranty (3 years), got a replacement monitor the next day. Way to go Dell!
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
SOURCE: Verticle blue lines, left side
Your Display cable (inside your monitor) needs to be replaced.
I would look on ebay to try and find the part and then take it to a local tech to replace it for you as I would not recommend anyone take apart a monitor (LCD OR CRT) if you had never done so before.
OR, Buy a new one.
Posted on Mar 14, 2008
To your problem number 1:
I would check to see what the refresh rate is on your main monitor. Especially after waking the monitor from sleep, Windows tend to forget the refresh rate settings on secondary monitor and set it to the same as your main monitor. If your main monitor is set at 75hz or something, it could cause the secondary monitor to display the "out of range" message. When you reset the "extend my desktop to this monitor" setting, it probably resets the refresh rate to 60hz again.
This can sometime be remedied by checking to see if the monitor drivers are installed correctly. A lot of times the video card driver also gets in the way. I've had a lot of experiences with ATI drivers behaving very sporadically with multi-monitor setups, where they will consistently change to "plug-n-play monitor" and thus reverting any custom setting I have.
As to your problem #2:
I've had a fair bit of experience with this as well. The fact that the line shows the same way regardless of the monitor's own tilting orientation, means the error is probably coming from the video card signal rather than the LCD panel itself. This usually is a foresight of a nVidia card that's about to break.
I've went through many, many nVidia video cards over the years. They all inevitably break over time, probably because nVidia relies strictly on third party vendors... and to stay price competitive the third party vendors cut corners wherever they can. I always get the same horizontal line error over time as you described here.
The only way to know for sure, is to get a replacement video card, borrow one from a friend if you can, and see if the same problem still comes up. It's very possible for this to show up on only one of your two monitors. Try switching the monitor output as well, to see if the line now shows up on the other monitor instead.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
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