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Kimmo Virtanen Posted on Dec 10, 2006
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Extreme ghosting Hello! I'm trying to decide whether to buy a second hand Dell 1900FP 19" TFT monitor (manufactured 2/2002) which according to the seller has been trough some difficulties: For some reason there started to be "extreme ghosting" in the screen, meaning that in the end even the mouse cursor started to create a trail. The outcome of the ghosting resulted in a virtually unreadable screen full off color mush (slightly non-technical term). After trying to repair it and not finding any problems he reassembled the unit and found out that it didn't power-on anymore. Dear gurus of computer technology, what do you think? Should I buy the unit (for a very cheap price) or is it beyond repair already...? Thank you very much in advance. I hope I would be able to give you more information.

  • Kimmo Virtanen Nov 26, 2006

    I'd like to add that by ghosting I mean that the screen leaves a residual image of all that it displays (to the power of 1000). It's like a graphical memory effect. Maybe something to do with refresh rates...?? I've seen maybe similar with my PDA when it crashes ( :) ), the screen starts to fade to white. Though In this problem the seller only said that thing about the ghosting.

  • NickHill Dec 13, 2008

    I got one of these monitors and it seems to have the same problem discussed here. It powers on, and will find the signal going to it and even show a picture, but the picture is extremely slow. It displays as if the pixels aren't being energized/deenergized quick enough which results in extreme trails. Is there any solution to this? Is it most likely a problem with the boards that provide the signal/power to the LCD itself or a problem with the LCD panel? I have disassembled the monitor once and didn't notice any burnt out capacitors, but that was just a visual inspection.

    Thanks,
    Nick


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From where I sit, understanding LCD's and all thier quirks I would buy it.

From where you are with your technical terms you can go 2 ways.. both good.

If you can get this cheap and have no expectation of getting it to work, it could be a valuable learning tool for you in future screens.
Secondly, you could open it up and find a few dead capacitors that have been messing with the power supply to the panel and causing the issue, correct it for a few dollars and get it running again.

Like I said, it's really a win win as long as you accept before you do it that it may just end up being something to help you later on.

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