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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-31-2005, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all, I've encountered a serious issue with my SyncMaster 900SL 19 inch monitor. It sometimes produces multiple offset images for no apparent reason. THe only way to get the monitor back is to restart. The monitor and the video card are compatible and all the settings are correct. I'm wondering if this monitor can be fixed or is it now a very expensive and heavy paper weight....
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what do u mean when u say multiple offset images? artifacts?
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The multiple images displayed are the same. For example, when this issue occurs is appears that the horzontal image becomes interlaced and half of this image is shifted to the right and the other half to the left. Its almost like looking at a 3D movie without the glasses on. Weird. Any ideas?
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Refresh rate ?
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Could it be your video card dying?
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Hit your degauss button. If it does not help its still fun to watch your screen get all distorted for a couple of seconds.
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First thing I would check is the refresh rate to make sure the monitor supports it.
If the refresh rate is ok, then you might need to get updated drivers.
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The video card is brand new. Drivers are up to date. Refresh rate and all native specifications are in place. Degaussed many times. Trying a whole bunch of things. I even took it apart last night and blew out all the dust with some high-pressure air. Also, looked at all the connections and made sure they weren't loose. It may be the board in the monitor.
Lastly, i've tried the monitor on completely difference computers and it does the same thing. Its gotta be the monitor. The standard rate is $85.00 CDN for the repair ppl to look at it. I'd better shop around.
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I have the FE700 Multisync and evry now and then it would do that, but degaussing alway helped. I also took a shot in the dark and moved my speakers and camera dock a little farther way from the monitor and so far it hasn't done it yet

but if ya can afford it you can get a new 17" flat screen for under 300bucks, save up. I have to get one soon, this monitor is pretty old, plus I need all the desk space i can get.
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I even took it apart last night and blew out all the dust with some high-pressure air. Also, looked at all the connections and made sure they weren't loose.
Be very careful working inside a CRT. There are very dangerous voltages (upwards of 25000 volts) associated with the tube. These voltages will still be present even with the monitor off and unplugged. Although it's the current that hurts you, the currents associated with the tubes can bite you pretty bad.
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Be very careful working inside a CRT. There are very dangerous voltages (upwards of 25000 volts) associated with the tube. These voltages will still be present even with the monitor off and unplugged. Although it's the current that hurts you, the currents associated with the tubes can bite you pretty bad.
You have to admit though, that the light show of a defective CRT can sometimes be worth watching
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I have a Samsung Syncmaster DF17 (perfectly flat). Incredible resolution / colour. I have a buddy who's in graphic arts tell me how great mine was compared to his, next time I visited he had one. They must be down near the $200CDN mark now, I think they have a 19" as well.
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