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Ghosting on DELL 2007WFP

Hi,
I have a 20" Dell flat screen monitor and am having a problem with blurring of lines. Kind of a ghosting or shadow effect. I tried updateing the driver and it seemed to improve for a while, now it is back.

Swapped monitor with another PC and problem stops for several days and then comes back. If I look at this line I am typing there is a ghost or blurring to the right side of the last letter.

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  • Travis299 Jul 24, 2008

    The ghosting or blurring to the right of characters is on all screens all of the time and reset of the flat panel does not help.

  • Travis299 Jul 24, 2008

    My problem is blurring and not ghosting. The characters are sharp but a blurred shadow is seen on the right of the characters or figure or picture. Maybe I am NOT reporting this problem very well. Thanks

  • Travis299 Jul 24, 2008

    The video card is a G4Ti4200.

  • Travis299 Jul 24, 2008

    Yes the LCD flat panel is connected to the video card and NOT the main board.

  • Travis299 Jul 24, 2008

    The LCD worked A-OK for several months and if I move it to another PC it is OK and when I bring it back to this PC it is OK for awhile.

  • Travis299 Jul 24, 2008

    The problem has stopped for now and I haven't changed anything. I will try all of your suggestions and appreciate the help.

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Well can you please post an image so that we can get a better idea and provide better diagnosis? We are awaiting your reply..

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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Make sure that cable connections are securely fastened to the connectors and try reaseating the connectors. If connecting a device using component cables, make sure all three color-coded cables are connected correctly into the corresponding connectors.
Check the condition and length of the cables. Cables that are longer than 3 meters (10 feet), become more susceptible to promoting signal degredation (small dots "sparkling" on the screen and image ghosting). Cables that have been bent or pinched may also cause picture quality problems. Replace the cable or try a different cable type.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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    LORETO LACARON Jul 24, 2008

    Ok, I have two S-IPS 2007WFP's now (one from August '06, and one from
    Feb '07), but have not upgraded to a dual-DVI video card. I am using an
    X800XL which has one DVI and one VGA.



    The monitor connected to my DVI is PERFECT. Text is crisp & sharp,
    and I only get flickering in that one test image that (from what I
    believe to be true) is DESIGNED to cause flickering in particular
    LCD's. (interestingly, when I had a S-PVA 2007WFP, it did not flicker
    at all at that test pattern - unfortunately, my main use of these
    monitors does not consist of staring at this particular test pattern @
    full screen, so I had to return it for exchange)



    The monitor connected to my VGA displays VERY fuzzy text. The text
    blurs to the point where it hurts my eyes to read. Also, on
    single-color dead-pixel-test-screens, I can see feint
    static/flickering/noise, almost as if I were watching analog TV. If I
    look really closely, I can see this noise even in regular use. This is
    because I am using an ANALOG connection.



    I think someone tell about their high quality ATI or nVidia RAMDAC
    resulting in better image quality, but to be honest, if you've got an
    LCD, you need to use DVI. Using VGA, you're going
    DIGITAL-->ANALOG-->DIGITAL+NOISE. W/ DVI it's just
    DIGITAL->DIGITAL.



    I strongly believe that most of these complaints about the Anti-Glare
    coating causing fuzzy text are a result of people plugging their
    2007WFP's in w/ VGA cables or not running at the native resolution. And
    if not, maybe you just have a defective monitor. Or.. maybe you guys
    just see better.

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Look at the back of the computer to check for any installed add-in video cards. Usually, integrated video cards are automatically disabled when an add-in video card is installed. The monitor must be connected to the add-in video card, if present.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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  • Moses Clive
    Moses Clive Jul 24, 2008

    change the refresh rate and resolution, perform the following steps:



    1. Right-click your Desktop (make sure your mouse pointer is not on top of an icon), and then click Properties.

      The Display Properties window appears.


    2. Click the Settings tab.


    3. Click the Advanced button.


    4. Click the Monitor tab.


    5. Under Screen Refresh Rate, click the down arrow to change the refresh rate according to the information in Table 1 below.


    6. Click the OK button.

      The main Display Properties window appears





    Monitor Size


    Resolution (Pixels)


    Refresh Rate



    15"


    800 x 600


    75 Hz



    17"


    1024 x 768


    85 Hz



    19", 20"


    1280 x 1024


    85 Hz



    21"


    1600 x 1200


    85 Hz



    Flat-Panel


    Resolution (Pixels)


    Refresh Rate



    14", 15"


    1024 x 768


    60Hz



    17". 18". 19"


    1280 x 1024


    60Hz



    20"


    1600 x 1200


    60Hz



    27"


    1920 x 1200


    60Hz



    30"


    2560 x 1600


    60Hz



    LCD TV


    Resolution (Pixels)


    Refresh Rate



    17", 23"


    1024 x 768


    60Hz







    Flat-Panel W


    Resolution (Pixels)


    Refresh Rate



    17"W, 19"W


    1440x900


    60Hz



    20"W, 22"W


    1680x1050


    60Hz



    24"W


    1920x1200


    60Hz



    27"W


    1920 x 1200


    60Hz



    30"W


    2560 x 1600


    60Hz


  • Moses Clive
    Moses Clive Jul 24, 2008

    Perform An Auto-adjust if a Blue Analog VGA Cable is Attached




    Additional Information
    Auto-adjust will NOT be available if you are using the white DVI cable to connect the Flat Panel to a computer.

    To perform an image auto-adjust, choose one of the options below:


    Option 1: Press the '+' key on the front of the Flat Panel to perform the auto-adjust


    • Pressing the + key will auto-adjust the monitor, no menus will appear

    Option 2: Manually perform an Auto Adjust by using the On-Screen-Display (OSD)



    1. Press the On-Screen-Display (OSD) button on the front of the monitor.


    2. Select Image settings on the OSD menu.


    3. Select the Auto Adjust.



  • Moses Clive
    Moses Clive Jul 24, 2008

    Fuzzy or blurry video is usually caused by video settings not
    being optimal or possibly just dirty. Cathode ray tube (CRT) and flat
    panel LCD monitors differ in technology and have different causes of
    issues and methods of correction.


    Ensure the correct resolution is set for the
    monitor. Flat panel monitors display the sharpest, clearest images when
    set to their optimal resolution. Sometimes games and other programs
    will change the resolution then fail to set it back once they are
    closed. This will then make the desktop look big, distorted, and
    grainy. Perform the following steps to adjust the resolution:



    1. Right-click an empty area of the desktop, and then click Properties. (Or, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Display.)



    2. In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab.



    3. Under Screen resolution, move the slider to the desired setting. For most flat panels the optimal setting will be all the way to the right.



    4. Click Apply, and then click OK.



    5. If prompted, restart the computer.

    2
    Ensure the screen is clean. Finger prints and smudges will make the
    screen look blurry. Clean the screen with a soft lint free cloth. If
    needed, dampen the cloth with warm water or use a LCD cleaning kit that
    can be purchased from most electronics stores.



    3 Use the On
    Screen Display (OSD) on the monitor to select the Auto Adjust feature.
    Selecting this will synch the video signal and can sharpen the video
    image.



    4 Reseat the video signal cable to ensure a secure connection.



    5 Use the On Screen Display (OSD) on the monitor to select the Factory Reset feature.



    6 Test the
    monitor on another computer or test another monitor on this computer.
    If available, testing different hardware will isolate if the problem
    stays with the computer or monitor.





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What connection do you use?
if this only happens when you browse web pages with java or dynamic content or when yo play games check in your graphics card drivers that you have not forced anti-aliasing, try also updating direct x

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 24, 2008

    Check also that is not a cable issue by moving video cable and checking connector.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 24, 2008

    You can update direct x here:Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime
    By the way ghosting actually refers to seeing a slightly offset, faded image.If you only get a blurred area with no offset ghost image that sounds more like a generic LCD fault.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 24, 2008

    If it is on all screens then is not "Ghosting", it is a faulty video card. Ghosting is a peculiarity of the LCD (and plasma) displays, in your case the blurring had been caused by a faulty video adapter.
    If you did not fix it with driver update, just buy an AGP or PCI video adapter to solve the problem. Prices start from $30.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 24, 2008

    My suggestion: Buy a 512 Mb GeForce for $75 :BFG Tech GeForce 7300GT BFGE73512GT Video Card
    By the way what is your video card make and model? is it an integrated on motherboard chipset or a graphic card.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 24, 2008

    I understood, that you tested more than one monitor and the problem is always there, then it is the video adapter. as already suggested, if this is the case, replace video adapter, if it is faulty

    The only simple operations you can do are:



    1. Reinstall drivers , I understood you did this already

    2. pull out and put back in video card, if it is not integrated on motherboard.

    3. hoover the inside of pc, sounds weird, but dust cause shorts that can affect video adapter and other hardware
    Then you will have to install a video adapter, if your current one is on motherboard, just put a new one and connect to the new one, they will work along, but you can disable the old one from devuiice manager to save RAM memory.



  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 24, 2008

    Well, you buy something similar for $40 or so today, your card should be 128 mb, you can get a good 256 Mb for $40: ATI RADEON 9600 Pro 256 MB Graphics Card
    And you solve the problem once for all....unless you are using a laptop.
    If it is a laptop the thing changes, in this you will need to take it to a repair point to fix it.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 24, 2008

    The LCD is fine, if you take to another pc and is ok.
    Try a different screen on this computer, even an old crt will do, if you still get problems replace card, if picture is ok on old screen and this computer, there may be an incompatibility problem between video card output frequency and display, all you can do is lowering resolution in this case.
    I think is the video adapter, is useless running around the problem this long.
    Let me know if you need more help

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 24, 2008

    Ok, if it happens more often re read this thread or contact us back.
    Thanks


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