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Many screens on one monitor!

Hi,

I have a Sony P202 21" 6558 CRT monitor (with an nVidia 8800 GTS 320 mb graphics card). It was running OK (for about 2 years) till yesterday, when I started getting 2 screens on my display. It's difficult to describe, so I've uploaded a picture below - http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p202monitorshakyug6.jpg

I'm running my monitor at 1024x768 resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate. If I increase the refresh rate, the display gets even worse - more screens. If I decrease the resolution to 800x600 (lowest) the monitor is unusable (picture starts rolling up and down quickly).

Please help!!!

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  • santhoshk Jun 11, 2008

    Thanks russolini.



    Since I really love the real estate on this monitor (can't afford a 22" LCD, not right now), I'm going to give it a go at the service center. Do you know what exactly the problem is, i.e., what component is faulty etc.? Any light you could shed on this, so that I know what to talk about when I speak to the technician?



    Btw, I have a temporary fix for this problem - if I change the refresh rate from the existing 60Hz to 75Hz, the display gets even more garbled when compared to the picture above (taken at 60Hz). But if I change the rate from 75Hz to 60Hz, the picture becomes normal!

  • santhoshk Jun 11, 2008

    Thanks russolini. The video card didn't strike me as a potential cause of the problem, because it's less than a year old. Let me try it out and post back here.

  • santhoshk Jun 18, 2008

    I tried using another monitor, and everything was fine - so I've effectively confirmed that the problem is with my monitor.



    I spoke to my technician and he told me it would be an expensive fix. Therefore, I'm right now making do with a temporary fix - I'm using RefreshForce to force the resolution/refresh rate at 1024x768 and 60Hz, which works fine for me.



    Thanks russolini for your help.

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Your monitor is malfunctioning and requires servicing. Unfortunately there is no software solution, and no monitor adjustment buttons will control this problem. Due to the high cost of replacement parts and service technicians, it may be more cost effective to buy a new LCD monitor. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news :(

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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    Russ Melanson Jun 11, 2008

    That's really odd. If your refresh rate changing affects the picture positively, that might actually indicate a problem with the video card. Do you have another video card you can test in the computer, or another computer to test the monitor with?



    Before you take it to a shop, see if you can swap video cards and see if maybe the video card isn't at fault. I sure hope not, that's an expensive video card.



    If it still turns out to be the monitor, a service technician might be able to fix it, I'd suggest having them power it up and seeing for themselves - I think the technical term for what you're seeing is 'rolling', which indicates a problem with the vertical sync circuitry.

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