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VGA Narrow AT system turn on, the default VGA screen is narrow and folded over in the middle of the screen. The edges are compressed. Once the system gets up and moves to the graphics driver, the display is fine.

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  • jbouknight Jun 27, 2008

    This is not an adjustment problem ... it looks more like a horizontal sync/drive problem. The picture is curved on both sides and folded over in the middle.

  • jbouknight Jun 30, 2008

    I just replaced the graphics card with a new NVidia 7800GS ACP, goes right in the slot the old NVidia GEForce Ultra went, but the problem did not go away.

    There are some simple games, that appear to want to go back to a DOS based graphics mode, that when they switch the monitor (you can here the relay click), the result is the narrowed, compressed and folded over picture on the screen. The software still works, knows about there the cursor is, but the picture is screwed up.

    I guess that's why I'm looking at it being a monitor problem.

    On the P220F, I have not been able to find a menu item for resetting to factory default settings.

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Hi,
its a monitor, problem. If taking the monitor did not fix the issue. The settings have to adjusted by opening it up and the setting adjusted on the gun.
When the monitor is disconnected from the computer, how are the images look.
Do tell me how does the screen look , when you go into the system infromation screen ie system BIOS. tab Delete key about 5 times to enter system setup or F2 key depending upon the system you have. Also let me know when you bought this monitor . There would be serial number at the back of it

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Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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Greetings,

Replace the monitor. Get a nice LCD.

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Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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The problem you are having is within the pincushion circuit inside the monitor. This circuit can be frequency sensitive which would explain why some displays appear to work. This is not a problem that is likely to be resolved remotely nor by a novice user. There are high voltages present inside these monitors that can hurt and individual. Please have this monitor serviced or replaced. I will look up your model to see if there are common failures that could show up this way.

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Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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I think there is a memory recall button in your main menu just try that so that you can go to the default level.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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    also try to check it on other cpu's.thank you

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You need to replace the horizontal/vertical amps on the main board. If you are getting a vertical line on the screen, then the horizontal amps need replacement and vice versa.... this is not a fix that can be accomplished by the uninitiated, and I would sincerely recommend you getting in touch with a qualified pro or authorized serviced center.

If your machine is out of warranty, why not try the Repair Service box on the left of this dialogue box? Just put in your Zip code, and you should find a list of service centers in your area. Simply mention that you were referred by Fixya, and you should get a decent discount :)

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Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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Hi, 
Possible, its not a display adjustment issue nor firmware/update issue. It has something to do with your graphics card with my own experience on this. Well you can try resetting your monitor to its defualt or factory settings { this wont harm your monitor } then try to unplug and replug your graphic card on your motherboard , check cables  { just to make sure } and Turn your system off and  check what will happen . If this aint a help then let us try a different video/graphic card on just use your on-board card and check if it' have the same prob. If NO then its a hardware issue.  - yes you can try to update it or just simply unistall its driver and reinstall it back . This is what i did when my monitor acted the same way as yours.
"HONESTLY, Til now i didnt know what resolved my prob as i tried everything at the same time and "kaboom" it worked.. haha..well i have a new graphic card and  that stressful and annoying experience didnt happen again." -- trial and error

Hope this help and just leme know if theres anything that i can do for you. 

Cheers 

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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Adjusting the Screen Image
Beginning with the Main Menu shown below, use the buttons on the frontcontrol panel to adjust the OnView® controls which display on the screen.

VGA Narrow - d2f3dab.jpg

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Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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Does it do the same thing when used with other computers?

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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You need to use the button on the monitor itself to navigate thee menus, which can be a bit tricky to get used to at first, you want to find the menu item "Reset Monitor" it sometimes adds "to factory defaults".

This should resolve your problem, you can also do this more easily if you press the pause key at the time it first starts up and you see the logo or screen with text on it.

There is no other method, you can't do this from within the desktop environment or by updating any drivers. It just a monitor reset problem.

As I pointed out getting the hang of navigating your onscreen adjustments with the button on the bottom of your monitor is difficult to be kind and a real pain to be honest. Even we techs struggle with those buttons.

Regards,
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Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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Please unplug the motioner from the main for 30 minutes and replug back and see if get the same image ,if yes please change the pincushion setting on the monitor , Please try connecting the monitor to different computer and see, this will give you better idea if the monitor or the drivers problem........................................

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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Just update the drivers of your video card.then see.
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Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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Hi there
This problem is caused by something on the inside of the monitor, you cannot sort this out yourself, you would have to take it to someone who knows how to fix monitors, this will probably cost you more than what the monitor is worth, i would suggest that either you invest in a Flatron LCD Monitor or just wait for the monitor to switch over to the graphics card.

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Try adjusting the display of your screen and restart it agin to check if the settings are save if not I will suggest you to update the driver fo your Video card to make sure there's no problem with..

Hope that helps...........

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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    You can also make sure that your video card is using the driver from the installation cd...

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Hello try this , click on the opion botton in your screan then try to adjust your screan size again , and thank you for using fixya

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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    adham said Jun 27, 2008

    hi try to update the vega dreiver , and thank you for using fixya

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Hi,

To my understanding the only reason that your monitor would display "...narrow and folded over in the middle of the screen. The edges are compressed..." would be when the monitor's default settings are not identical to what the video card's default settings would be. Chances are your video card would be outputting something like 800 X 600 (or even 640 X 400) @ 60Hz (during POST) but the default of your monitor is something like 1600 x 1200 @ 85 Hz. Since nothing can be done with the video card's POST/default settings, you probably can try lowering your monitor's initial settings using it's built-in "Timing Modes".

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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    Hi again,

    Based on your additional inputs, it sounds like a hardware problem then. Curving on both sides is a pincushion problem and often would be a resistor, capacitor or diode in the horizontal section. In some instances, it could be a shorted diode limiter pair on the yoke. If however, you likewise have an issue with the vertical, then it could possibly be a low B+ (most likely). On some Viewsonics, the circuitry that auto-detects the Timing Mode do get faulty. Problems could stem from low +5, filter capacitor in the +5 rail, cold solder or bulged capacitors.

    This would require familiarity with electronic components and circuitry, use of a DVM and a soldering iron as well as access to a service manual (*) or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings. Should you be uncomfortable venturing a DIY, perhaps your best bet would be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

    Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

    Good luck and kind regards.

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During this period of the system turning on you can adjust the screen size and to fit properly at the monitor. Once you do this next time you restart the PC the screen will stay the same and will not need to be readjusted at startup. Here is a link to the manual for your monitor that will show you how to adjust your screen settings.

Viewsonic P220F Manual

Hope this helps. If you found it helpful please rate this solution when you get a chance. Thanks - Tech101

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