Question about NEC MultiSync XV17 17" CRT Monitor

1 Answer

Display Image Pinched Vertically

Apparently, when the display image suddenly becomes pinched verically at left & right sides, the monitor is likely suffering from a faulty pincushion correction circuit that is attributable to a bad diode or capacitor. If this is the cause, would it also cause Windows 98 to create an "Unknown Monitor" attribute under the Monitor heading within Windows' Systems Devices? ? this is in conjunction with my NEC XV17. I've attempted to "remove" the "unknown monitor" several times, but it continues to return via "plug&play." Is this merely the consequences of Windows 98 encountering a now faulty monitor? Thanks

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 432 Answers
Re: Display Image Pinched Vertically

I think this is a non-ddc monitor. But I think you right, the monitor is damaged and won't read it's own driver.

Posted on Jul 12, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Monitor does not show image.. if the computer is

Problem is in either power supply or the Y-Sustain board.
The Y-Sustain is a relatively large board out of which go connections to the side of the display; it's therefore closer to either the left or the right side of the display, has at least one rather large heat sink on it and fat power cables connecting it to the main power supply.
Often there are fuses on that board - one or more. Check those.
if they are blown you can try to replace them, but expect them to blow again - usually the whole board needs to be replaced. Hoping this will help in solving the problem....

Aug 22, 2011 | Gateway FPD2275W LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Screen keeps t going blank but still have power

It may be the internal backlight that is failing. When the display has failed but still has power, take a flashlight and hold it close to the screen, move the flashlight all around the screen and check if you can see anything. The display will be dark, but you should be able to make out the image that is there with the flashlight technique. If you can see an image on-screen, then your backlight has failed and you will need to replace the monitor. Weather or not you see an image is not a critical issue, but a tool to verify if the backlight is off or some other issue is causing the problem.
Note, it may be difficult to detect an image on the un-light display, for example if you have a dark image as your desktop background. So make sure to fully scan your display (top to bottom, and left to right covering the entire screen) with the flashlight technique in order to see any image on-screen.

Mar 24, 2011 | Xerox XG-91D 19" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

I have a Samsung NC10 notebook hooked up to an Acer x193w monitor and up until today it has been working perfectly. Now the display will not fill the monitor's space. Horizontal is fine but vertically the...

Do you have a spare computer to hook up to the monitor to see if the monitor's settings are off vertically?

Can you adjust the vertical size of the image of the monitor?

Are the letters squashed down vertically?

If the letters are squashed down vertically, did the setting for pixel size of the screen get adjusted to another size accidentally in the control panel under display settings?

Can you reset the Acer monitor from the menu?

Jul 29, 2010 | Acer X193W LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Unable to adjust the settings for brightness and contrast .

To adjust the display settings:

1. Press the flywheel control. The main menu appears.

The current display settings appear across the top of the main menu.

2. Rotate the flywheel to highlight an option. The name of the
highlighted option appears in the center of the menu.

3. Press the flywheel control to select the highlighted option, then
rotate the flywheel to adjust it.

Some options can only be enabled or disabled. There are also some
options that contain additional menus.

4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have made all your changes.

5. Rotate the flywheel control until Exit is highlighted, then press
it to exit the OSD control system.


Contrast increases or decreases display image contrast.

Brightness increases or decreases display image brightness.

Horizontal Size increases or decreases the width of the display image.

Horizontal Position moves display image to the left or right side of
the screen.

Vertical Size increases or decreases the height of the display image.

Vertical Position moves display image to the top or bottom of the

Pincushion curves the sides of the display image inward or outward.

Trapezoid increases or decreases the trapezoid distortion of the
display image.

Degauss removes magnetic discoloration from the display image.

Recall returns most options to the original factory default settings
if the monitor is currently using a preset video mode. (See the “Video
modes” section in this guide for information about the factory preset

Advanced Option opens the Advanced Option menu. Color opens the Color
Manager menu.

Language changes the display language for the OSD control system.

User displays information about the monitor’s preset modes.

OSD Manager moves the OSD control window on the screen.

Exit closes OSD control system.

Jun 21, 2010 | Gateway EV 910 19" CRT Monitor

1 Answer

Samsung syncmaster 914v monitor problem. right side of display is darker image. can see dots like a newspaper print or looking through a screen. when display is black it almost appears like an image is...

This is likely the LCD panel itself - you are describing a left/right image error that can be only created by the left/right division by the LCD driver wrapped around the outside of the LCD panel.
If your monitor uses a separate circuit board to drive the LCD, it could be this driver board.
Either way, it will require an LCD panel - $$$

Mar 29, 2010 | Samsung SyncMaster 914V 19" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Screen suddenly does not display image just

There are two places to look for the problems, the backlight inverter board and the power supply, look for burnt parts, bad capacitors, etc.
Please post back what you find.

Nov 19, 2009 | ViewSonic VA912BWB 19" LCD monitor

2 Answers

Samsung Monitor image rotates 90 degrees

Use ctrl+alt+ up Arrow key (you can also use use ctrl+alt+ left/right Arrow key)

Good Luck

Mar 27, 2008 | Samsung SyncMaster 240 T 24.1" Flat Panel...

1 Answer

Hansol 730E CRT monitor


Oct 18, 2006 | Hansol 730E 17" CRT Monitor

Not finding what you are looking for?
NEC MultiSync XV17 17" CRT Monitor Logo

Related Topics:

185 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top NEC Computer Monitors Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

8795 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Are you a NEC Computer Monitor Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides