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Some letters (pixels?) fading out

Model #151FPb purchased used. Words have faded out letters (pixels?) Connected to Emachine computer. Old huge monitor worked perfectly. Also, brightness control doesn't work. Any fix? Or is this a sign I shoulda' bought new? thanks.

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  • chickysue50 Feb 26, 2009

    Okay I figured it out myself. I had to reset the resolution in the control panel from 960x600 to 1024x768. That took care of the fading problem. (Though words were too small for me, so I had to adjust the fonts up to 120.) However, the brightness of the monitor still cannot be adjusted. Any ideas? Thanks.


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SOURCE: monitor works for a few minutes, then flashes gray

Replace the bad capacitors in the power supply. They are usually visually detectable (tops bulged). The ones that usually good bad in that model are 1000mfd. 16v.

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

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One of my customers had the same problem. So last night, I took it apart and found a cold solder connection on a coil that had white goop on it. Goop is usually put on coils to stop oscillations. This is probably an inherrant problem. If you tap the back of the monitor with the back of a screwdrive, it should start working for awhile. Take it apart and take the shield off and do the same till you find the loose component. Don't hit it too hard. When you find the loose component. If you move the component back and and forth, it should work and not work. Take the board off and re-solder the component. Put the board back on and tap it lightly and see if you got the right component. If not repeat the proceedure until it works or pitch it...

Posted on Dec 17, 2006

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SOURCE: screen keeps fading

I don't know for sure if this will help but it's worth a try. Go to Start, control pannel, system, advanced, performance, settings, and click adjust for best performance. This is a Windows XP fix but the same thing may apply to older OS's (95, 98, 2000, ME, NT (although you may have to set it a diferent way). Many other things could be your problem but this is an easy thing to try.

Posted on Feb 04, 2007

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SOURCE: faded color photos

HAve you tried uninstalling Canon's software and reinstalling?

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Bright blue pixels on left side of plasma screen

try to adjust Vs & Vsc within 5% of their spec on the power supply board when you notice the problem.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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