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Monitor will not display in native resolution.

I recently had my 245bw sent out for service because the backlight started flickering. Got it back, and now its all well and good, except for one problem: it won't display in its native resolution of 1920x1200 anymore. It will only display in 1600x1200. I didn't buy a widescreen monitor to look at a 4:3 aspect ratio. I have updated the drivers from Samsung's website (multiple times!) yet the problem presists. Help!

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  • vladimir24 Jun 20, 2008

    Thanks. They took it back and are sending it back out for repair. Hopefully this solves to problem, although I was hoping I wouldn't have to wait around for another fix, but that's on their end.

    Thanks a lot, it helped when I went in to explain the problem!


  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    I had the same problem with the flickering and now it just went out on me completely.

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Sounds to me like they replaced your vga board with another compatible one but not the same exact one I would call the repair facility that did the work and ask questions about how they repaired the monitor like if they used another vga board etc. hope this helps

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