I have a 24" soyo monitor that I purchased 15 months ago- I have not opened the box until today... and it is DOA. If Soyo does not agree to replace or repair it, what is the most econcomic way to repair it. Are you familar with the cause of the doa?
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Re: 24" DOA Soyo Monitor
What size monitor were you using before? If you were using a smaller monitor and everything was fine maybe this new monitor is out of range for the graphics card. I've found that not all graphics cards, especially older ones, will not run a monitor as large as 24 inches. If you can, connect this new 24 inch monitor to a computer with a more powerful graphics card. If it works then you will know that the problem is with your computer. Also connect your old monitor and go into control panel and see what range and resolution your graphics card will support. You may need a more powerful card to run the new monitor.
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I would not be surprised if it does have bad caps in the power supply section. If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on: Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, blown fuses; poor solder joints, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague http://www.badcaps.net Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you
If it uses AC adapter, then check the DC voltage at the DC plug to see if you get any voltage, if it use Direct power cord then it may have blown fuse inside the monitor, then you will need to open up the monitor. Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague http://www.badcaps.net
I've spent a bit of time researching this problem for you and have come up with the following, hope it helps.
SOYO has quoted "All SOYO monitors are Plug and Play monitors. They do not require
drivers to work". Recently SOYO went bankrupt so their website is now unavailable for any form of support.
What i would recommend to you would be to temporarily connect a CRT monitor (one of those big bulky monitors) to your computer, as these have a larger resolution and refresh rate capability. Once you can see Windows 7, change the display settings to the minimum settings for your monitor (as a safe bet i'd set them to 800x600, 60Hz until you connect the LCD). Then connect your flat panel monitor again and set the display settings to an optimal level for you.
Again, i very much doubt that you will need a driver for this brand of monitor, and will be hard pressed to find one.
to adjust the setting on your monitor follow this steps:
right click on the desktop-properties-click Settings Tab-here you find the Screen Resolution then you can adjust it how you want then click Apply and you're done.
packldr, If your certain that the monitor is not going into sleep mode, you will need to find out where the possible bad solder joint might be. This type of symptom could be a "intermittant thermal fracture" of a solder joint on an internal printed circuit board inside your monitor. Your monitor works fine until the internal temperature rises enough to cause "thermal expansion" to cause a OPEN connection on some critical component on a "switch-mode-power-supply" or "cold-cathode-fluorescent-tube" power supply circuit. (INVERTER ckt) If you visit youtube, check for videos that deal with "LCD monitor repair" and "bad capacitors", "LCD disassembly" just so you know what you are dealing with. Please let me know if this was helpful to you. I'm louie12fix on fixya or firstname.lastname@example.org Bye for now.
your monitor doesnt have drivers for it.. and doesnt need drivers for that matter. It sounds like you dont have the right drivers installed for your graphics card. here is a link to the drivers you need.