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Error message on Samsung SyncMaster Monitor 19"


i hope someone can help. I have an error message on my screen which ios moving around. It says - 'not optimum mode. Recommended mode : 1280 x1024 60Hz'. Sure it must be something simple but nothing responding and without the screen I can't re-load the driver or anything. Would really appreciate a simple solution.



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  • Jesus Raves Nov 29, 2007

    I have a problem, when i want to change a resolution or when i restart system this message comes on screen: "Not optimum mode. Recommended mode : 1280 x1024 60Hz". But changing on 1280*1024 doesn't solve the problem, to monitor starts to work i must plug off the power cable and wait a 2-3 minutes to memory chip in monitor reset. So my question is: "Does anyone have a schematic or know how to I bypass the memory chip or to build one button which i will use to reset memory when the problem apear?"

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    same problem as listed above ,screen resolution. tried everything changing resolution etc . its hard work when you have no screen

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    same problem with the monitor.

    John from Athens/Greece



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Hi There!
I had the same problem some time ago and I have managed to find a very useful website where explains how to fix it!
The solution comes from a Spanish Forum site, originally written in Spanish! Using Google translator you can have the step by step solution in English, although sometimes the translation is not too accurate!
I have managed to get my screen back to life with a total expense of 25p and 15 minutes of my Life!
Just cut and paste this link!

I hope this helps!
Good Luck!

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Had exactly the same issue as you.i contacted samsung after trying everything that was suggested and they have sent me a replacement monitor within 7 days .i believe that they are aware of an issue with a chip in the monitor and are replacing like for like free of charge as long as you are still within your 3 year warranty.give them a call you have nothing to lose.

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This a typical hardware issue. Just unplug the power cord for at least 3 minutes and the screen will restart. Know as a rom problem. must change the rom at samsung service.

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No solution! Got the proper drivers for XP 64. This started happening here when I switched graphic card to a PCIe XpertVision 6600 LE (nVidia chipset). Never had any issues before on AGP. Also, the 913 gets a black out when PC turns to stand by mode (no screen saver). So I`ll have to do the unplug/plug in workaround again. Rather annoying!

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

  • bjorn1 Dec 30, 2007

    The Magictune software has always been quirky. I remember with my old PCI card that when I fiddled with Magictune I would get random black outs when changing settings.


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I have the same problem but couldn't resolve it with driver.
Anything else to do?

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

Hi, rightclick on your desk, properties, settings to the most right, and make your go for 1280x1024, the settings you will find in the lower left so move the cursor. I hope this was your problem, best regards Claes

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You must use the correct Samsung driver as this panel is sensitive to display settings, while running and changing display settings without a proper driver installed will lock up the memory chip.
The driver can be downloaded from in the support section.


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GO TO ---> display properties -settings - advanced and monitor must be 60 hz and reinstall the driver

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