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[SOLVED] Viewsonic Monitor problem

Q: [SOLVED] Viewsonic Monitor problem

I have recently changed my hard drive and had to reinstall all the programs on my computer. Since doing so, the Viewsonic monitor has been stuck in troubleshooting mode. All the fonts and windows are very large, and the only resolution available is 680 x 460, with the only colour option at 16 colours.

What do I do to get a better resolution with this monitor. It worked fine until the hard drive was changed.

I have downloaded the driver for the monitor from the net which was unsuccessful.

I tried changing the adapter from standard to SVGA as recommended by windows, which was rejected by the computer and I had to change it back.

Windows is not accepting the driver that I downloaded.

A: [SOLVED] Viewsonic Monitor problem

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please computer is quite old in computer years......about 6 or 7 years old.................i've never had any problems with it until now.....after recently moving and not having it set up for a few months i finally got it ready to use was all running fine for about two days when i started having the monitor problem..........i have a viewsonic A90 screen..........the image on the screen will zoom towards the center and then the screen will turn black............if i turn it off and on it will just do the same thing and go black one point it started working again for a few hours but that's it......i had the whole computer running off an high grade extention cord which i thought may have been the problem but i have moved it off the extention and i am still having the problem......i have fiddled with the cords etc and it didn't help..................please help the screen totally gonners????? this is very strange..........i've never seen a screen do this

greatful for any help........thanks

A:old viewsonic monitor problem

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hello everyone.

I have a monitor viewsonic p220f that when I turn on, a thin blue horizontal line appears in the middle of the screen. Dont know if its broken or could be fixed or maybe video cable is broken.
Please advise
Thanks ahead of time for any help.

A:Viewsonic Monitor Problem

It sounds like the vertical deflection is gone. Try the monitor on a different computer or a different monitor on yours to see where the problem is. If the monitor is bad its better to bury a new one than to pay to have it repaired. New monitors are pretty cheap now.

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My monitor seems to be experiencing some kind of problem.

The best way I can describe it is as a 'widescreen' mode. There is a black bar on the top and bottom of the desktop about 1 inch wide and extending across the entire length of the screen. I cannot move the mouse into this portion of the screen.

When adjusting the horizontal and vertical settings, 100% stops with the 1 inch black bars still in place. I cannot seem to make the desktop fit the screen. It seems to have shifted into some other mode of viewing.

I called Viewsonic tech support, but they didn't really know much else to do besides checking my settings. I am at 1024 x 768 resoloution, Radeon 8500 64MB graphics card, Windows XP and have installed the most recent drivers. Even when booting - the black bars are present, as if the monitor has somehow decided that is the mode it wants to be in.

If anyone has come across something like this before or knows how I might be able to fix it, I'd be MUCH obliged!



A:Viewsonic Monitor E771 Problem.

Might be starting to fail, 3 year warranty on those generally check the date on the back. Absolute easiest think to do would be to try it on another computer. On the other computer see if you square up the image with the screen if you can't then its the monitor, if you can it could be the video card.

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I have a ViewSonic 2235 22" LCD. I need to find a driver to allow 1600x1050 resolution. I've been to ViewSonic's site and downloaded their signed and unsigned Vista drivers with no improvement - the closes resolution I have the option of is 1600x1024 or 1600x1200.

I had this monitor working fine with a 1600x1050 resolution. I changed out my motherboard (from an Asus p5w to p5e) and reinstalled Vista - and now I'm unable to get the monitor to the right resolution.

A:Solved: ViewSonic Monitor driver

Never mind, problem solved. I needed one additional Nvidia windows update, but was confused because windows said it was current on updates.

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Me and my friend just finished our computer, we had a few issues with the NZXT Phantom case at first: they didn't send us a few screws so we had to go to the local tech store and buy a few, but everything worked out.


Our screen seems to be having a slight problem: the image of the screen is not taking up the entire space provided by the screen.
There is an option that we found: Auto Image Adjust, and I am sure this is the right one, except: it's disabled!

It's a ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED Full HD 1080p
We have Windows 7 installed on it, and everything is working fine.
The Screen Resolution is set to 1920 x 1080.
DPI Setting is at 150%

Thank's for the help!

A:[SOLVED] ViewSonic Monitor Auto Image Adjust Disabled

How much of the screen is being used?'

What is your GPU?

How is it connected?

Did you install the drivers for the monitor and GPU?

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Greetings all,

My ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED monitor is recognized as Generic Non-PnP Monitor. I even downloaded and attempted to install Viewsonic's "Standard_Monitor_Driver_Signed_Win7_x64". It times out at the end of installation and requests I download "Standard_Monitor_Driver_Signed" from Viewsonic website.

My display view is set at max res of 1600x1200. I am running Win7-Ultimate 64bit.

Is there any other way to get Win 7-Ultimate 64bit to recognize the monitor as VX? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am using an NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS 256MB card.

Thank you

A:ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED monitor is a Generic Non-PnP Monitor

If you need to know, here is how I fixed it.
First install ViewSonic's "Standard_Monitor_Driver_Signed_Win7_x64"
Go to Device Manager
Select Monitor drop down tab
Select Generic PnP Monitor
Right-Click on Generic PnP Monitor
Select option "Update Driver Software"
Select "Browse my computer for driver software"
Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
Select from the models listed: Generic PnP Monitor
Select option "Have Disk..."
Select "Browse..."
Navigate to where the ViewSonic monitor drivers are stored
Example: C:\ViewSonic
Select monitor driver
Example: VX2450_SERIES
Click "Open"
Click "OK"
Select from the pop up window:
ViewSonic on the left and ViewSonic VX2450 Series on the right
Click "Finish"

Finally, you will receive the message: Windows has successfully updated your driver software.
Notice resolution is now 1680x1050

After successful install of Nvidia drivers for my laptop's "nvidia geforce 9300m gs" current version:

186.19 to new version: 260.99, the max res cannot be set to the following available resolutions:
1920x1200, 1920x1440 or 2048x1536


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I run XP on a new box and a fairly new 19" (year old) View Sonic LCD monitor. The monitor worked as advertised on my old PC but when attached to my new one I frequently get a flashing green power indicator light and will get no picture.

This happens 100% of the time if I cold start the PC and I have to screw around with the restart button and on/off power button to get it to come back to life and in truth I do not know which combination of button pushing gets it to come back. I now use the power saver mode because that seems to be the most consistent way of bringing the monitor back to life but even that didn't work this am.

ViewSonic's web site wasn't much help.

Help here?

A:ViewSonic Monitor

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I was just wondering if I'm pretty much out of luck with my monitor or is it fixxable?
Whenever there is any spot for black its pretty much like the picture on the right in this link[email protected]@@@@@itaki_fade5.html
It makes watching things or playing games horrible.

A:ViewSonic Monitor

Your link doesn't work.

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I'm trying to decide between the G90FB 19" or the P95F+B...
Here are the links:

The only real difference between the 2 is the fact the Professional one (P95F+B) has an aperture grille while the Gaming (G90FB) has a shadow mask

I know the shadow mask uses dots (dot pitch) while the aperture grille uses lines instead of dots...

Which monitor will give me the best picture for gaming and crisp clear text.

A:Which is the better Viewsonic monitor?

If you can afford it I'd get the Professional version. I had Philips 107P (Professional) monitor with a .25 Aperture grille and it was the best monitor as far as picture quality/clairity I've ever seen (I'm sure there are better, but not without paying major money).

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About four months ago I bought a supposedly rebuilt Viewsonic P815. About one month after I hooked it up it started to not degause. The screen is pink.

Every once in a while it will correct itself and be fine for a day or two, then it goes pink again. I've replaced cords and plugs.

Any ideas?


A:Viewsonic monitor

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I recently downloaded the latest drivers from ViewSonic's page and isntalled them, and upon rebooting I had weird resolutions listed. Missing are 1024x768, 1280x1024, and 1600x1200. Instead I have ones like 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x960, 1360x768, 1600x900, and 1600x1024. I Desperatly need my non-distorted resolutions back!! I have tried uninstalling the drivers and the device. I have also tried to just change to a Generic driver but the resolutions are the same. HELP!!!!
Monitor : ViewSonic A90f+ UltraBrite

A:ViewSonic Monitor Drivers

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My Viewsonic LCD monitor flashes on and off depending on what I am viewing. I can view pages in any program that has writing or a small number of small pictures without too much trouble. A web page with lots of pictures or the desktop and screen saver are the worst. The monitor flashes off so much on these last pages that I can barely see the page long enough to move the mouse and open a program or expand one from the start bar. I have checked cables, changed power cord, and checked video card drivers. Viewsonic website was no help. Anyone with any ideas?

A:Viewsonic LCD monitor trouble.........

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Do you happen to know if you are operating the monitor at or beyond its normal operating range for resolution and refresh rates?

Do you get a stable image if you start Windows with a lower resolution in Safe mode?

In the future, it would help us to help you if you give more details like the model number of the monitor and how it is connected to the computer. The TSG reporting utility program does not produce an exhaustive and detailed report about all of the hardware related to your computer.

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Ok, no laughing when you read this.....I just bought a new Dell 660 computer that has Windows 7 on it. I can't get my monitor to work on it. Ok, so don't laugh, but it has been a good monitor that was manufactured in 1997......Viewsonic know the old, bulky thing. I told myself that I would not buy a new one until this one died. I'm on my third computer with this monitor. Can I get this thing to work with my new Dell?

A:Windows 7 and old Viewsonic Monitor

Wow, does that bring back memories. I use to have one It's time for you to treat yourself to another Viewsonic monitor that will enhance your new computer

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Asus VW266H ($375) vs Viewsonic VX2640W ($399)
Both 25.5 viewable

300 cd/m^2 vs 400 cd/m^2

Viewsonic does not have DVI
both have HDMI

Image Contrast Ratio
20000:1 (dynamic) vs 1000:1 / 4000:1 (dynamic)

Color Support
24-bit (16.7 million colors) vs Up to 16.2 million colors

Gray Response Time 2 ms vs 3 ms

Which one would you choose? Any other ideas?

A:New monitor Asus vs Viewsonic

Come on and give us a clue what you want to know.

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hello i am new here. my viewsonic VE710b lcd monitor is acting up. when i boot into ubuntu 7.10 the monitor blinks on and off for a minute before it stabilizes. this happens even during the loading of grub which only means that it has nothing to do with the OS. i tried with my other linux OS on another partition and the same thing happens. does this mean that its the end of the road for my trusty friend?!


A:viewsonic monitor on the fritz?

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I am running Vista Home Prem.I use an 8800 GTS EVGA.I have the latest drivers for my 8800. I run 2 Viewsonic monitors. One is a VG900b and is fine. I also run a VX2235 digital monitor. Both monitors are listed in device manager by model. I manually installed drivers directly off of the discs.I have also downloaded Viewsonic's monitor drivers. I can't get my 22" to go to it's native resolution of 1680x1050.I have had these installed for a long time and working fine. When I ran a hard disc error check that is listed under tools under properties of my computer it erased my 22" and it's capabilities to operate @ native resolution. Another difference is that before I manually installed the VX2235, it was listed as a 'non plug and play monitor' under device manager. I have never seen that before. Does anyone know how to fix this? I am this close to going out and buying a new XP Pro disc.

A:Viewsonic monitor drivers?

Why not just uninstall the monitor drivers you installed and reboot and use the Vista drivers?

Start there.

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I have a ViewSonic 19" CRT monitor (bought new in '99) connected to a PC that runs Win XP SP2, 512 MB RAM, Matrox Millenium AGP card.

The system ran fine until I moved it (carefully) to another room. The CPU boots but the monitor does not give any video. I get a black screen with a repetetive blue area that indicates no signal. The specific line entry is "No Synch". I think I may have seen this in the past, when the monitor was powered on but the CPU was shut off. I can't be certain it's the exact same condition.

I switched cables and tried a different video card but no luck. I don't have another monitor other than my laptop. I think I can hook it up to act as a monitor but not certain. Can't afford to crash the laptop.

Any suggestions?

A:No Synch w/ ViewSonic Monitor

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My 2nd attempt to get some help off the forums

A few days ago, I tried loading up Warcraft 3, a game, and the screen went black, with the light flashing on and off. If I alt tabbed out of WC3 the screen turned back on. The problem persisted after a restarted, so I left it for a while. A few hours later I tried and W3 worked fine, no problems.

However today I turn on my PC and after a few seconds during the boot up, the screen goes blank with the flashing on and off light again. I restart it and it goes blank even faster.
After a while on the forums (on my GFs laptop) I try pressing F8 before the screen goes blank, and then press ESC for the 'default' Boot option. It goes on to boot up normally, with screen errors. I test out warcraft 3, (since when I first saw this it was whilst starting up this program) and it works fine, and goes on to do so for a few hours, till I turn the screen off and on to see if the problem is permanently fixed. It hasn't, the screen goes black.
Upon restarting my PC I get the same error as before, Pressing F8 and Esc doesn't fix it anymore. However now after pressing Esc I get to the screen where they ask me if I would like to Boot up in Safe mode. I do so and it loads up in safe mode fine.
Later on I try again to get it to load in normal mode, it does first time. Then upon loading Warcraft 3 again, the screen goes black again, with the flashing light. Again rebooting results in the same black screen a few seconds into loading... Read more

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I have a Viewsonic VA721 monitor that I was using up until earlier today when the monitor started acting like a scrambled cable tv channel when turned on.

I was wondering if anyone might happen to know as to what might cause that, what the technical term for it might be and as to whether or not it can be fixed.

Up until today I have never had any problems with the monitor. Every time I would walk away from the computer for a while I would shut the monitor off so that I could avoid any burn in problems with it thereby preserving the life of the monitor. Because of that I have never had any problems with it until today and at the moment I do not know what could be causing the problem.

I tried the monitor on two different computers with two different cables and got the same result. I bought the monitor in 2006 brand new and up until today it has served me faithfully without any problems.

I don't know if it can be fixed or even if it is worth it nor do I know if it is something that I can fix myself or if I would have to have someone else fix it.

What I do know is if there is anything that I can do to fix the problem myself and restore it to active service then I might choose to give it a try.

Until I have more answers though I cannot make an informed decision about any of it and that is why I am asking.

I am hoping that there will be someone here that will know about such things and can give me some straight advice and information about the monitor and the pro... Read more

A:Viewsonic VA721 Monitor

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I have a four year old 19" viewsonic monitor-just recently its started shutting itself off for no apparent reason. If I press the power button it comes on again-for a while. Tried it on a different PC and same problem

Is this a known fault with monitors and is it likely to be worth repairing I wonder?

A:Viewsonic monitor turning itself off

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I just replaced a 1280x1024 Viewsonic monitor, that had gone bad, with another one (Viewsonic VA708).

Though I've never really been one to pay "hard hard" attention to how things look on a monitor - never felt a problem with anything - something just looks/feels "off" with this one.

This is most noticeable to me on the titles appearing on the browser tabs in Firefox. They just look "wrong" - watery maybe to my eye.

BUT... I have attached a screenshot comparing a blowup of a browser tab from my work computer Dell 1280x1024 monitor (top) and my new Viewsonic monitor (bottom), blown up to 1000 px wide (I cropped), and in the blowup, I can't tell the difference.

So why might I be perceiving things differently with this new monitor?

FWIW, I did update the driver from the Viewsonic site, and I also played with both the monitor's and the control panel's display adjustments.

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I just bought 22" viewsonic vx2235 , but having problem in installing it,The maximum vmixel size is 1680x1050(wide view) but my properties doesnt show this pixel size.rather my pc pc shows only non wide view pixel .

I have installed the dirver as shown in user guide but still doest work.I have 2.8Ht and MSI chipset board, please tell me what may be the problem that i done have wide view pixels

Please Help!!

A:ViewSonic vx2235wm LCD monitor

What video card to you have? BTW I have the same monitor.

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I just bought a new 19" A90F+ ViewSonic Monitor (not flat panel LCD) and everything went great for my 1st week. After this when I would move my mouse to take it off standby my perportions were off and the I could only see half the taskbar...I guess it change the display areas automatically. Also I have noticed some of the edges kinda slant in or curve at the edges some. It's so frustration because the bottom seems to be fine and the top corners can be half there. What's a joe to do?

PS: I Havne't even touched the OSD settings on the monitor itself...


A:ViewSonic Monitor Won't Square Up In Corners

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Hi Guys, I have no idea whats going on over at Viewsonic, however their support service is lacking some serious SUPPORT!!! Just the other day, I re-installed Vista 64 and had been happily using a x64 monitor driver for my VX2025WM, just before the re-install I decided to trall the net for latest drivers and deleted any old ones I had (stupid I know). Anyway on re-install with the latest unsigned driver - Standard_Monitor_Driver_Unsigned_Windows_x64 - Dated 04/10/2007, it is now telling me it cannot find my monitor. I've also tried the latest signed driver and this is not working either. I have tried a manual install from C:\Viewsonic and funny enough the monitor isn't even listed. I've asked Viewsonic for help with them replying asking me to download the latest unsigned driver (what the???) All I need is a copy of the previous unsigned driver to this one listed and I know 101% it will find my monitor and work, does anyone have it or know where I can find archived drivers, as Viewsonic have not responded to this request. Please help! Cheers in advance.

A:Viewsonic VX2025WM Monitor Driver

Ahh it's always the way... Just found the old (November x64) driver on and guess what, it WORKS!!! Tried updating manually to the new driver after I installed the old one and it's displaying a could not install new driver message. Bloody viewsonic, I HATE SUPPORT!!! Why do they treat us like monkeys???

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Hello guys,

So one night when I left my computer on, i wake up at 3AM on a rainy night and i notice my entire room flashing (like from a tv in dark room). I thought I was having a rolling blackout, but as I got to my senses I noticed that my monitor was the only thing turning off and on. I turned it off, and went to sleep. The next morning I went to go turn on my computer and the monitor does the same thing. It turns (about a one to two second delay between each) until I turn the monitor off. The LED light is green. It goes from green, to off, to green, etc. I've had no prior problems with this monitor.

I tried switching out the power cord and plugging it into my wall (not connected to my video card, or anything) luck. It's definately the monitor. I don't know if it's dead or repairable or what. I often leave the computer on over night but i have a 10 minute screensaver and my monitor goes on standby after 20 minutes. When i fell asleep, my monitor was on standby (yellow LED). When I woke up it was the green turning on and off. Doesn't make much sense.

I don't have a my situation is pretty bleek atm.

I have a Viewsonic LCD VX924 3ms that i bought around the holidays of 2005. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Viewsonic LCD Monitor turns off and on constantly

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What is the best way to clean a flat screen monitor? It's not a flat panel monitor, just a view sonic trinitron style....I got finger smudges and want to know the best cloth/fabic to wipe it with.

A:Wiping off a ViewSonic FlatScreen Monitor

Hi ChunkyTeXas,
I use a clean soft towel and water. It works fine> Turn the monitor off too before you clean it

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Just upgraded to Win7 64bit. My trusty old monitor has no sound (the picture is fine) I found a driver for a generic Viewsonic x64 driver, but that didn't solve the problem. I read a suggestion somewhere to uninstall the driver and let Windows find it. That didn't solve the problem either. I tested the monitor with my old (XP) system, in case the monitor developed a sudden fault, but there is still sound when I plug it back in there.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I really don't fancy having to buy a new monitor too, after having had to replace my printer and scanner

A:Viewsonic vx2235wm-1 Monitor has no sound.

What does the monitor require? Older monitors, that use VGA or DVI usually have a Jack to connect from the PC's Speaker out (GREEN) to the monitor for sound. No driver is required for that. There is no audio in a VGA or DVI connection, just video.

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I'm stuck between these 3 monitors. The HP 27xi AOC i2757fh or the Viewsonic VX2770SMH-LED 27

They all look similar, but I'm just not sure which one to get. I'm leaning toward the HP 27xi though, but this site rated the AOC i2757fh a little higher over the HP 27xi. I'd like to hear some feedback from you guys.

My main usage is playing games like BF3/BF4, SWTOR and Titanfall when it comes out. I also do a lot of web surfing and occasional movie watcher on this monitor. My current monitor is a 24 inch Asus VW246H and I like it, but I don't love it. So my main concern is how well it displays games. I don't want any ghosting and the least amount of input lag I can find. Now, I know the AOC boasts a slightly quicker response time of 5ms vs the HP's 7 seconds, but the reviews I've read thus far state there is no visual lag from the HP. What do you guys suggest? Thanks in advance!

A:HP 27xi, AOC i2757fh, or ViewSonic Monitor

Really? No one has an opinion on this?

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Can any one out there tell me how to find out the best monitor settings, i am not sure they are correct, expecially the horizontal and vertical settings.

A:viewsonic a72f monitor settings


1280x1024 maximum resolution
Displays a maximum resolution of 1280x1024; 1024x768 optimal resolution at 87Hz flicker-free refresh rate for easy-on-the-eyes viewing.
1280x1024 @ 66Hz
1024x768 @ 87Hz
800x600 @ 110Hz
640x480 @ 135Hz


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I have a viewsonic UltraBright A90f+ monitor and an ATI radeon 9600XT bravo video card. While playing some games my computer will hang and I believe use VPU recovery program supplied with the VC and then return to the game. After about 3 times the monitor goes black and "Viewmonitor" pops on the screen with 2 values 18.9 & 23.6 (normal values a lot higher)and the status is OVER at the bottom.It also says User Mode 14? I then have to restart the machine. Also I have noticed that sometimes when I exit a game my screen resolution has changed to that of the game I was playing. I have all the latest driver for Monitor and Video card. I have and ABIT MB using RAID set up and it also has its BIO's and drivers updated. I run windows XP also with 512M corsair ram.

Any help is appreciated

Thx E West

A:Viewsonic monitor locks up computer

Doesn't sound like the monitor is involved in the problem. A quick swap to another monitor to just be sure.

Does it only occur on one particular game? Anything running hot? How tight is the power supply sized?

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Never mind, as quick as the problem began, it's resolved itself for some reason. Post can be deleted.

I'm having a bit of a strange issue with my ViewSonic VX2258 monitor.
Out of nowhere, the screen started to flicker (not the sort of flickering you might expect from a loose cable, but literally going completely off and back on) every few seconds. Eventually the screen did not come back on at all.
Thinking there was a loose cable, I tried tightening them but to no avail. The light on the monitor is still blue showing that it is detecting an input and Windows still detects that the monitor is plugged in.
When I turn the monitor off and on, I can see the ViewSonic logo, but oddly enough after that it is a black screen and I am unable to get any system menus to appear (the ones that are generated by the monitor itself, not the PC) or change the source. I would have thought that because of this, there is something wrong with the display but that doesn't seem to be the case considering I can see the logo upon starting the monitor. (Perhaps something to do with firmware?)
I don't think that it is a problem with my GPU as my secondary monitor (a Samsung SyncMaster) still seems to be functioning perfectly but just in case, it is a Powercolor Radeon R9 290X and my drivers are all up to date.
Thanks for the help!

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I need help in making my mind up between the gorgeous Lg 1981Q and the attractive Viewsonic Vx924.

I have recently upgraded my desktop and am thinking about shifting to dual screen, mainly for video and web editing (with a little bit of gaming on the side) and need help in picking out new monitor.

one of my problems is that the looks of the tft is very important to me, cos i cant look at something ugly all the time, i would like a tft which is slim and very sexy (just how i like my women )

If anybody owns either of these screens i would really appreciate their feedback, on how good the monitor is and if they would recommend it.



P.s is there really that much noticable difference between 4 and 8 ms, and if so is it going to be noticable when video editing and gaming.

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I have Viewsonic P225f CRT monitor. My desktop computer has Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit operating system. I want driver suitable for 64-bit. I had tried to install unsigned/signed driver from Viewsonic web site but installation encountered problems. I have a gaming system see specifications below, so I want to install Viewsonic monitor driver instead generic driver. I can send you error details as attachment if you mail me link. Kindly solve this driver problem.


Processor: Intel Quad Core Extreme Processor QX6700
Motherboard: MSI P6N Diamond Nforce 680i SLI
RAM: Corsair Dominator Quad Kit 4GB DDR 2 1100MHz
Graphic Card: NIVIDIA Geforce 8800 Ultra OC SLI (768MBx2)
Hard Disk: Dual 1000 Giga Seagate 7.11, SATA, 32MB Cache for RAID
Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty
Optical Drive: LG 18X DVD-RW, SATA
Speakers: Creative Gigaworks S750
Power Supply: Enermax Galaxy 1000 Watts SLI
Casing: A-Open QF60

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Title says it all really, just put a scratch in my 3 week old monitor , mildly annoyed about it and wondering whether theres any way to make it go away. When I run my finger over it it dusn't feel like a scratch, but with the monitor off, or showing a bright white screen its quite evident, and running fingernail over it i can tell its an indentation. Against bright white it looks almost like the effect seen if theres water on your monitor (rainbowy), if that helps at all. Basically i'd just like to be not able to see it, and was wondering if you had any suggestions?

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hi all - ive got a problem with my new viewsonic vx2753mh-led monitor. its got 2x hdmi inputs and one vga.

the vga works straight off the bat, but whenever I try and plug the hdmi in it just says no input signal detected and goes black

I noticed in device manager that this was installed as 'generic non-pnp monitor' so after jumping through some hoops i managed to install the driver as 'viewsonic vx2753 SERIES'
Anyway this doesnt seem to have made a difference. still no input through the hdmi.

I have tested to cord on my samsung tv and it worked fine so it can't be a problem with the cord or the graphics card....

just some general info that might be of use:
windows 7 x64
dual monitor setup

the graphics is integrated on the intel i5 chip
my display adapters in device manager says Intel(R) HD Graphics Family.
it has a dvi out, hdmi out, and vga out.

thanks for any help you can give!

A:Viewsonic LCD monitor not recognizing HDMI input signal.

I have a Viewsonic which I'm also trying to run a media PC to connected via an HDMI cable, and I have noticed the exact same thing.

It was working fine for awhile, but recently I have been receiving an error on screen saying the "HDMI to DVI cable as experienced an error" or something to that effect. Note: I am using strictly an HDMI cable, not an HDMI to DVI as the message states (can't explain why I'm getting that message). I did the same thing you did, tested the machine using the same cable on another tv, and it worked fine on the other tv. What's strange is I can connect the cable box to the tv using the identical HDMI cable and it worked fine. Tried again using the same cable from the PC to the tv, and either 1) blank screen, or 2) shrunken screen with the aforementioned error which will go blank once I open Media Center.

Sorry, I don't have an answer, but it seems to me Viewsonic hasn't made a good product in terms of connecting media PC's, for some reason. Of course, my tv is out of warranty at this point. If you find an answer, keep me posted, I'll do the same.

I have a Viewsonic VT2430 monitor/tv, and a Windows Vista 64, with ATI 4200 graphics chip PC.

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Just performed windows update on my Dell Inspiron Desktop 560MT - Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit. I have been using dual monitors on the system since purchase. After performing windows update today my second monitor (connected by HDMI) will no longer display. The other monitor (the working one) is connected via VGA. The system does not recognize it is even connected. At start up however it will display up until login window. I am using two ViewSonic VX2453 Series monitors. I am desperate as I have to have both monitors for work. I have tried unplugging and replugging, restarting it with it unplugged and plugged. I uninstalled the update and have tried autodetect on the system all to no avail. Help!!

A:After Windows update 2nd Viewsonic monitor will no longer display

KChristians, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Sounds like you have WU set to automatically download and install updates, and it updated either the video or monitor driver. If that is what happened check your update history and you can uninstall it from there and should get you back to the previous drive.

Also if that s what it was you might want to set WU to not download and install drivers automatically, step #4 here,

Device Installation Settings

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 I have it hooked up with HDMI (brand new gold plated cable). The text especially is blurry/fuzzy and the screen doesn't take up all the space it should - about 1/2" at the top and sides, bottom is ok. The guy at View Sonic support said it was a video card issue and I would have to figure it out with HP or Intel. Can anyone help me? I have Intel HD graphics. The monitor is Viewsonic VX2270-Smh-LED. It's 21.5" 1080p frameless IPS display.

A:Trouble with Spectre x360 and Viewsonic Monitor, blurry text...

 Hi @butlerll, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Spectre Notebook and the HDMI port not working correctly. Try running the Windows updater Tool. Here is a link to help troubleshoot the HDMI Display. If the Notebook is not having an issue displaying anything on the Notebook screen, it is not a graphics card. Please get back to me how this goes. Thanks for being a part of the HP community. Please let me know if this help resolves the issue by marking this post as Accept as Solution.  Thanks. 

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Dear All Experts,

Hello! How are you all doing? Well today, I came across this Viewsonic LCD Monitor which looks quiet appealing and of course, being manufactured by the leading display technology company of the world  Viewsonic! Heres the link to the product:

Viewsonic VX2433wm (24inch HD LCD Monitor)

Now here's what I need to know:

My main use of an LCD Monitor will be to:

* Watch Movies (Which should include a DVD & High Definition (HD) Quality Videos).
* Play 3D and Normal Games.
* Movies like Jurassic Park, Speed, Titanic, Action Movies, etc...
* Web browsing, doing back work on PC, Listening to music.

So, this in short will be the purpose of using a new LCD Monitor. So far, I am using CRT Monitor.

Once you have gone through the above link, could you kindly let me know how well would this Viewsonic LCD Monitor fair in terms of my above mentioned usage.

BUT NOW HERE's A TwIsT >>> While looking forward to buy an LCD Monitor, one question that kills my decision of buying it is that What if a Touch Screen LCD Monitor will be made available once Windows 7 releases to users. Then would all these LCD Monitors sold out today will be consider completely outdated not only in terms of technology but features as well. However, there are few things that comes to my notice for going with an LCD Monitor and not a Touchscreen one...

a) Touch Screen LCD Monitor is for sure goi... Read more

A:Viewsonic VX2433Wm's - Is it a good LCD Monitor? Should wait for Windows 7 Touch Scre

Hi, Viewsonic is a well known and trusted brand (in my experience) you will find that most modern monitors are well made certainly need to be FCC certified for US sale . Now there is one major element missing from your post. What computer specs have you and most important Memory, Video card and Power supply unit (PSU).

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Hello I recently recieved a a90f CRT 19inch viewsonic monitor

When I plug it in and connect to pc, the yellow power light turns on. When I turn on the pc the yellow light turns to green as normal, but the screen stays black.

I have tried it on as low as 800x600 resolution and on 2 different PC's. Video card ATI radeon 128mb 9800 pro.

Is this a defective monitor? and is it able to be fixed? Or is is most likely a tube problem, or am I missing something in my ignorance. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Viewsonic a90f problem ?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The fact that you`ve tried the monitor on two different pc`s, would suggest to me that the monitor is faulty.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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My monitor is 1.5 years old and has been working perfectly. (I take very good care of my monitor!) Yesterday, with no warning, the screen slightly dimmed and then went black. The "on-off" switch flickered. I tried disconnecting it from my CPU and unplugging it from the electrical source and I tried re-booting my computer. None of this made any difference. I have a new video card but connected the monitor to another computer just in case the new card was bad. Again, no results. I hate to think that a 1.5 year old monitor needs to be replaced. Any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Viewsonic VX910 problem...

Does it even go to standby mode ? If you simply connect the monitor to a power socket & not to a computer, when you turn it on it should go into standby mode. If it doesn't even do that then it is your monitor that's at fault (& probably needs to be sent in for repair).

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Hey iv got a Viewsonic VX2260wm. I try turning my pc on and my monitor is dead. It was switched off the night before and wasn't touched in any way.
Iv tried switching power cables and dvi cables. Still no life. No power light, nothing on screen, totally dead.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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I have a ViewSonic A90F + that starts out with normal video and then as it warms up one side of the screen is darker than the other and the video is streaked. It looks like a bad capacitor and I was wondering if anyone had a similiar problem and which cap was the culprit?

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as said above i have a Viewsonic moniter. It is a LCD flatpanel as well. Last night i turned off my computer as usual and when i try and turn it on today, for some reason no video shows. Nothing has been wrong with my moniter, ever. There definintely power to my monitor, i checked that. Everything is plugged in like usual. I havent messed with any cords or cables for a while. Can anyone help me out?

A:Viewsonic 17inch moniter problem

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During an upgrade from XP to Windows 7 I experienced a problem with my ViewSonic vx2235wm display and NVIDIA GeForce 8400gs video card. The display is powered and the blue light comes on when the computer is starting up. I get a couple of flickers of lighter gray on the display but no picture. I have upgraded the drivers for the NVIDIA card and the display but no help. The diplay is on a DVI-D single link connector with the video card. I can hook up a Sony display to the VGA connector in the NVIDIA card and get a picture fine. Neither NVIDIA or ViewSonic have come up with anything that helps. Any suggestions?

A:viewsonic display problem with windows 7

I finally got the driver needed from ViewSonic but it took two emails and a phone call. The driver is not listed on the site but is available at:

There is also a driver for 64 bit:

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I have a ViewSonic 19" TFT monitor after I formating my computer I am not able to get the display setting to 1400x900 i have tried installing the drivers first from the CD provided by viewsonic and then when i was not able to get the correct display i tried to download the drivers from their site as well... however, it didnt help!! Any suggestions???

A:ViewSonic VA1912w display problem

download drivers for your video card, the driver for the monitor that you get from the box with the monitor only tells your pc, you have a viewsonic 19" TFT

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I have used it for two years and it worked really fine. However, in the recent 1 month, it started to automatically activate the "Auto Image Adjust" function (this function should have activated by pressing the button on the monitor or by sudden change in the monitor's resolution). It happen randomly so that it's hard for me to identify the causes.

I have tried to reinstalled the Graphic Driver, set the Hz to 60Hz, resolution exactly to 1280*1024. It's no luck ! I also checked the case with other LCD computer, it work fine so the problem is not from the case (I mean the output).

If any one has solved this problem before, please try to help me. I hope that nothing wrong with the hardware of the monitor.

A:Help ! Strange Problem with LCD ViewSonic VE710b

Maybe it's time to buy a new monitor

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I have a Viewsonic E-655 and when I put it on my computer nothing happens... if I pull out the power and then replaace it there is just five shimmering balck belts accross thre screen. I tried it on my Mum's computer, and it came up with the message Frequency Over range. What is this.
I had it out last night and had it plugged through a Sanyo projector - ie. the computer plugged into the projector and so did the monitor. Would this have done it? Also, carrying it back out to the car when it was raning might have gotten it wet?

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Viewsonic Monitor "Frequency Over Range"

Only thing I can think of is that your video settings got changed somehow. Can you put another monitor on your machine, boot up into windows. go to start/settings/control panel/display/settings tab/advanced button/adapter tab/ in the drop down box if refresh rate is set to optimal change it to adapter default, save , shutdown and hook up the other monitor. Long shot, probably won't work

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This monitor came with a DMI cable and the usual VGA cable. I ordered and installed an nvision 6200 card and I installed the latest drivers for the card and disabled the onboard video on the motherboard. Question: I attached the DMI and VGA cables onto the Video card but I not sure that this hookup is correct. Should the VGA cable be attached direct;y to the tower or is my present hookup just as good. Picture quality is good but it 'may be' better if the VGA is hooked to the tower. As usual, TIA.

EDIT: Just thought my question and I believed my present hookup is the only way for me to go. Why? Because I disabled the onboard video, hooking the VGA cable to the tower would not do anything for me.

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I bought a Viewsonic 22" flat LCD to better my gaming experience. However i'm currently using "HD" connection instead of "Analog" (sorry to sound like a noob, its because i am) and now i can't use some of the options on the OSD like "Auto Image Adjust", as well as some of the options in "Manual Adjust" like Horizontal Size, H./V/ Position, etc. I've searched the Internet and found out that i should be using Analog connections. But the cable is not available for me at this moment (I lend it to a friend for a while). I want to know if there is a work around for this problem? Is there a software that i can download to use these options? Any help/suggestions in this matter is very much appreciated. Thanks.


A:Solved: Question On Viewsonic 22" Osd

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Hi I have Lenovo IndeaCentre K210 system with 3GB RAM, 500G HD with the video adapter integrated in the Intel Chipset31/33.
I also have a Viewsonic VX2433 Model VS12324 monitor and the problem that I have is when I open some applications (like Taxcut), the lines on the display (screen), do not line up properly.
For example if there is a YES and NO box to be checked off, the YES box would line up next to the NO Box and the NO Box would line up under the NO box (next to nothing), instead of being next to the NO Box.

This is not only annoying but it is causing/creating problems especially when I work with with the Taxcut program becauses (with things not lined up properly), I am not sure where the correct entry should be made?
I updated the Viewsonic VX2433 driver and installed the most current Intel Chipset driver but the problem still continues.
I contacted Viewsonic and they advised me "the lining up of the boxes is coming not from the monitor but the incoming signal (video card issue)" so it appears that I may need to purchase a new video/graphics adapter and would appreciate your help.
My questions are:
- Do I really need a new video adaper?
- If so, WHAT video card would you suggest that I look at for a configuration of a Lenovo IdeaCentre K210 53134BU system with an integrated Intel Chipset31/33 (video adapter) and a Viewsonic display?

Thank you in advance for your help,

A:Compatibilty problem with Intel Chipset31/33 video card and Viewsonic display

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I bought this ViewSonic VP201b in 2005 and it's been an excellent monitor, but about a month ago started some erratic behavior.

After it's been on long enough to have warmed up, the right half of the screen (divided precisely in the center,) begins flickering, blacking out and other erratic visuals, while the left half remains normal. Sometimes the right half will come back on with vertical lines, other times with what looks like a vertically-oriented striped wallpaper retaining the colors of my existing desktop image. After it's gone through its different gyrations it generally stabilizes, with the desktop image there but with a jittery, "underwater" motion on that half.

Again, all of this is in the right half of the screen only; the left half functions normally.

I've isolated it to the monitor - when I unplug the vid cable from the PC the left side blacks out as normal but the right half remains with whatever weirdness it had been displaying when I unplugged the cable.

I'm thinking there's a component or two that's failing as it gets hot and is in need of replacement. This is well outside of warranty so I'm wondering if a.) this is something that a repair shop could fix for less than the cost of a new monitor (I think I paid around $350 for this one,) and b.) if so, can anyone recommend a competent repair shop in the Los Angeles area. I am a technician by trade though I've never worked with video hardware, so I�... Read more

A:Solved: ViewSonic VP201b heat-related half-blackout

I recently had my Samsung LCD monitor repaired by a company named Amkotron. They are in Cerritos, CA, phone (562) 921-3330.

My monitor was repaired under warranty, I am not sure if they also do non-warranty work.

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I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer, ah, specs (or finding information about the one I have)... so I don't have much for you to go on.

Computer is a Dell, with Windows XP Home Edition. Monitor is LCD.

A few days ago (around Wednesday morning) my monitor began to click on and off. The screen would flash black and the light, next to the on/off button, would flash from green (on) to yellow/orange (off). At first it wasn't that bad. When I switched pages on the internet, scrolled, or highlighted something on the page it would flash.
It steadily got worse, going from internet pages to flashing on and off right when I turned the computer on, all through the loading and welcome screens.
I thought maybe it was just the monitor, so I switched it out and hooked up my old hp pavilion mx70 monitor.

That monitor worked perfectly fine with my old tower, but when hooked up to my new one it... Erm, got 'static-y'. It looked like an old TV that had a VHS tape in the player, being re-wound. I know that sounds odd, but it was like spikes from the side of the screen surging inwards. I thought it was because the monitor was so much older than the tower. Soon the static got steadily worse, and I used it for about a day before it got to be too much.

I switched to Safe Mode with Networking on the hp monitor, to see what would happen, and it was fine! No static. Today, I switched back to my LCD monitor and put that into Safe Mode with Networking and no b... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

Video card is busted. When in safe mode, the video card's drivers are not loaded, so the card does not function at "full blast". It will not cause trouble because of that.
Dell model would help finding a replacement, but it can well be assumed that there's a PCI-E 16x slot for add-on graphics. This would be a cheap replacement in that case:

This is all an assumption on the most propable cause. The problem could also be your power supply or motherboard, but those are pretty unlikely.

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My monitor has had a problem lately that I didn't have previously. It's not a new monitor, in fact it's actually pretty old. It's a Dell monitor, but that's all I really know about it as it was a second-hand monitor purchased used from my mother's work. Anyway, what happens is that everything "freezes", then the monitor makes a "popping" noise, goes black for a second, then returns. Most of the time it's just annoying, but if I'm playing a game it completely freezes up the game and it happens a lot when playing Sims, to the point I don't play any longer. I read somewhere that the "refresh rate" could be set to low, but I tried to fix that and if I go any higher it screws up the graphics, plus I didn't have this problem for over a year and it just started out of nowhere. I did recently get a new computer and thought it might be a conflict with the video card or something, but after hooking it back up to my old computer it was still doing the same thing. Any ideas, suggestions? Thanks!

A:Solved: Monitor problem

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I've ViewSonic A75s. I changed from the smaller to the large font from the display icon but now it's too large. What do I do now?


A:[SOLVED] Monitor problem?

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I was working on my PC and I left it alone while I made a drink, when I came back to it the screen had gone black and the cursor was blinking in the left hand corner. I tried to reboot it but the monitor keeps saying that the lead is not connected and is not receiving a signal? Canyone please help me.

A:Solved: Monitor Problem?

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I have plugged in a monitor to my lappie but each time i do this, it increases the size of all the desktop items and web pages, is there a way to get it back to normal size?

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My monitor is having this flickering problem for over a month now when I play games or doing certain things. I start to believe it's damaged, but before I end in this decision I need your help to figure out what's really wrong.

First of all, it's an LG W2241S 22" monitor plugged with DVI on pc. It's always set on native resolution 1680x1050 and refresh rate 60Hz. GPU is an Nvidia GeForce 9600GT; I've been using it for 2 and half years and it was always working fine until now. Usually it starts flickering after one hour, and mostly when I play games or when I open google earth... And generally when I view aggresive colors. If I turn it off for 5 minutes and turn it back on, it stops for a sort period and then again. Also, v-sync does not help at all in games.

Here's a video to see yourself what happens because I'm not sure if I can describe it as you see it's "flickering" like hell while I have google earth open, and when I close google earth it stops. The monitor was already open for two hours.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Monitor problem

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This is my first posting here and I am anxious to see if I can find an answer to the problem. I have an Acer Aspire/Power desk top with an Acer LCD monitor. Running Vista Business 2G ram. It also has a Intel 946GZ express chipset, which I assume is not a graphics card.

The monitor looks beautiful and I leave it on for days at a time. When I do a hot reboot no problem but when I shut it down over night the problem begins.

The screen stays black while the system boots. A couple times I have unplugged the power cord of the monitor then the yellow light will come on and ACER will slowly flash on and off the screen and the yellow light cycles on and off also. The last time it took several minutes before it finally came on and has been fine ever since.

About a year ago it would do the same thing (slow ACER flashing) when it came out of sleep mode, I turned that function off and just use the screen saver now.

Something is dying a slow death but I dont know what component it is. I thought I read somewhere to unplug the cord to the tower while booting but I'm not sure if that is correct. Plus that is only a work around for the problem.

A:Solved: Monitor or PC problem

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I have an older Monitor, which is a KoreaDataSystems K700 (cheap, but it has worked several years through 2 computers). I am running Windows XP SP2. I use 800 x 600 pixels, because I don't see real well and it is easier to read. Recently I have had a problem with the size of my screen increasing in width, so the outer edges are not visible onscreen. It will then sometimes go back to the correct size - I'm not sure why. Does anyone have any information which might help me determine what this is and correct it? I would appreciate it - I know of one solution already - replace the monitor, but I would rather not do it right now if I don't have to. Appreciate any suggestions.

A:Solved: Monitor Problem?

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Hi all ,,,,,,,could someone help here please, my friend came round to connect his computer to my flat screen but when we connected up there was no signal and the screen said no signal and then the monitor light went out. My friends monitor is 10 year old and not flat screen, We could not install the driver for my monitor (which is by the way
a viewsonic) because their was nothing on the screen to see.
We used the same plug and socket too on each computer.
When I re connected to my computer everything was OK
Any ideas please.

A:Solved: monitor problem

as far as I remember, you have to install the monitor, (tell Windows first on the computer) on the old monitor where you can see, in DISPLAY PROPERTIES that you have another monitor, under Advanced Settings, before the computer will show on the flatscreen.
Search for "Dual Display"here on TSG, that's where I found out how to do it, but I can't remember the steps, it depends on your Windows version.

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i recently bought a 19" widescreen lcd viewsonic monitor
it has 1440x900 resolution.

i also bought a Hewlett Packard Pavilion Slimline S3542 desktop computer

when i connect my monitor to the computer it sais no signal but when i connect it to my hd tv it works fine :S

anybody know how i can fix this??

btw when i bought my pc it was a refurb and had a plastic bit over the monitor plug in bit saying DO NOT REMOVE! but yeh i removed it anyway....
none of the pins are out of place there is no dust either.

A:Solved: having a problem with monitor.....

Notice the note by the VGA port. Apparently you've got a video card. It's using HDMI and DVI connectors. If your monitor only has a VGA connector, you'll need a DVI to VGA adapter.
I/O ports on the back panel

Port type Quantity PS2 (keyboard, mouse) Two (one each) SPDIF out (coaxial) One VGA One (disabled due to the installation of a graphics card)

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I have recently been getting an error message stating
"monitor is out of frequency"
Never heard of this one before and never happened before.
Does anyone know what this is and how to fix it?


A:[SOLVED] Monitor problem

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I was trying to hook up a LaserWriter Select 360 printer to my Windows 98 machine (the manual says it can hook up to a PC) to see if it would work. Once hooked up, I turned the machine on, but it wouldn't start up. It did one long, then 3 short beeps, then shut down, without ever even showing anything on the monitor. So, I unhooked the printer, figured it wouldn't work after all, and started the computer back up. It started normally, but came up with a box that said it reset my monitor settings, or something like that. It had me choose the color display. No longer was the infinite colors option available, but only 16, 32 or 256 colors. Any ideas on how to get back my prior settings? Thanks in advance!

A:[SOLVED] Monitor problem

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I got a question from someone asking me to help with their monitor;

Monitor started having a small white/black picture at centre and doing sizzling type of noise.Now when pc on we hear a little music in speaker only and nothing on monitor so as monitor's little light dead.I tried all connections behind monitor and pc and surge plug etc, nothing, only pc running.

What do you guys think? Time for a new monitor?

A:Solved: Monitor Problem

i would first try this monitor to another pc. if still the same, time for a new one.

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I have a problem with my computer set: If I turn my monitor on before turning my computer on, my monitor will not detect a signal (black screen).

If I turn my computer on first and then immediately after i turn my monitor on (while the computer is starting up) then it works fine. If I turn the monitor on when the windows is on, its too late, it won't detect a signal.

When both are on, and I leave the computer for a certain period of time, the monitor will go to sleep (monitor is on but shows an orange light). Then when I come back to the comp set, i shake the mouse, press some keys, the light stays orange and won't detect a signal.

Hopefully I've explained it well. My question is, what is wrong here? The monitor, the vga wire, the computer or the graphics card? Has anyone here experienced something similar before?

A:Solved: Problem with monitor

icelag said:

My question is, what is wrong here? The monitor, the vga wire, the computer or the graphics card? Has anyone here experienced something similar before?Click to expand...

I would first try accessing the OSD menu for the monitor and reset everything to default (do this with the monitor unplugged from the computer). If you cannot access the OSD this way, the monitor is bad.

Reconnect the monitor and try booting Windows in safe mode. If that works suspect you graphics card driver or settings. If it doesn't, try the monitor with another desktop or laptop computer. If that doesn't work either try another cable. If nothing works, suspect the monitor.

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I have a 2 year old Gateway FPD1520 15" flat panel monitor and it's been great - until yesterday when I booted up the screen shows a black horizontal line...almost like a smear...on every line where there's an image. Just started doing it, I can't find an adjustment. Is my monitor going bad?

A:Solved: Monitor Problem

Try checking the monitor cable connectors. Make sure it's not loose or any of the pins are bent or broken.

Try the monitor with another computer if you can to be sure it's the monitor.

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Hi there,
I have a serious problem here. My mom's work computer is a Gateway M460 with an Intel Pentium M processor running at 1.60GHz and has 256 MBs of RAM.
Anyway, my little sister who is 17 months old got ahold of the thing and started hitting buttons like crazy. Now the screen has shifted entirely to the right. even the track pad and arrow keys are shifted and it's driving me crazy trying to figure this thing out. Any ideas how to solve the issue?

Here's an image:
Thanks a bunch,


A:Solved: Serious Monitor Problem

Looks like your screen is rotated. Look in Display Properties => Settings => Advanced and look in the available tabs for your video card for a Rotate option and set it back

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My old monitor gave up the ghost so I bought a new LG monitor--model22M37
The darn thing has power saver and shuts down instead of going to sleep when I'm away from it. I did change the screen saver to never and that stopped it from shutting down during the day but it also means that I am using more power to keep it on constantly.

The monitor also doesn't come on when I start the computer. In both cases I have to turn the monitor on with the power button on the monitor and that's not good.

Does anyone know how to disable the power saver. I also have a problem with the screen resolution that I'd like help with. When it's on the recommended resolution all pictures are squat. How do I make them more vertical?

A:Solved: monitor problem

Once powered on, it should stay powered on. You can usually tell by the LED. When it's ON, it will be one color (usually green or blue), standby will be a different color (usually orange), and OFF it will not be lit. If it's going into standby, it could be losing signal (from the PC) or it's simply faulty. You should be able to simply leave it powered on all of the time, and it will power up when it gets a signal from computer (ie: computer is turned on) and power off when the signal is gone (ie: computer is powered off).

In regards to power, LCD panels don't use that much power. Only a fraction of what the old CRT monitors used.

As for resolution, that monitor uses a (now) standard widescreen resolution of 1920 x 1080. If you use any other resolution, the image will be stretched to fit the screen.

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This is more out of curiosity than anything else...
I was asked to look at a PC. They said that they wanted it reformatted and the same OS reinstalled (W98).
This was a message past on to me. Graphis card and memory was mentioned in the message but with no real detail (as the person that passed the message on and the owner of the PC no absoluely nothing about PC's - seriously).
I plugged the unit in, and connected everything as usual.
Now the problem I'm having is this:
When connected, the monitors power light flashes green for a second (indicating that it's in use) then back to orange.
With the green light comiing on, I'm assuming there is a signal.
My question is...does this person need a graphics card or is there something else I can try?
If I can't get the screen up, how can I check it?

Anybody know how to help?

A:Solved: Monitor Problem...none?

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I haveWinxp Home SP2 and just added a Samsung SyncMaster 203b digital monitor. After using for a few days, i went to change the resolution and in the process ended up with 640x480 with 4 bit color and couldn,t change it. Samsung said it was an o/s problem. I am the adm and only user.I,ve tried everything? I checked for upgraded driver for the graphics controller and tried changing the hardware accelerations to 'full' and 'none' and in between. All the troubleshoot buttons didn,t lead to a solution either. I,m desperate because i can,t get everything on the screen at this low resolution. pls help.

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I am new here, so I hope I am doing this right.

I have a problems with my monitor. Every so often, the picture in it shakes like Jello for a few seconds and then it is back to mormal.

I have check the connections and everything is ok. The monitor is not a flat one, but it is a Dell 17" - not 3 years old yet. My PC in a Dell Dimention 2400.

Have anyone have this problem before??

Please advise and thanks,

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I am having a problem with my monitor. It's a HP Media and the problem is that the colors fade and sometimes I end up with only gray, yellow and blue. Other times the monitor flickers. I had the monitor replaced twice and the same thing happens. The HP tech told me that it's in the computer not the monitor. He told me to uninstall the display adapter from the device manager which I did. That caused my DVD drive not to work and I couldn't use NERO, etc. I had to go back and do a restore from 2 days ago, but now I'm back to the monitor problem. Usually the color is ok until it gets warm or it goes to sleep and I wake it. What could be wrong? Thanks... Liz

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So lets start:
I've got a new monitor which is an Samsung syncmaster 2333SW, and the problem is that its not working as in nothing is coming up on the screen however it does display the start up screen but when it gets into windows (login screen) it goes off and I am forced to use my VGA cable (analog).
The thing is the digital output (DVI) works on other computers and it has been working for a week on my new one, I think this problem may be when we had a power cut but not sure. (The DVI still works on other of my computers but not me new one.)

What I've tried
I've tried rebooting the computer several times.
I've unplugged the monitor/turned off power and re-plugged but didn't work
I've ran device manager using admin, and uninstalled/disabled, and rebooted but still didn't work. (the drives don't uninstall some reason)

Heres a screenshot
Well I have all those monitor drivers but the problem is I cant uninstall any of them.

You can find my computer specs in my computer specs bit. Its not the OS as its not working for my others (dual boot)
Thanks in advance

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Hello. I've got a problem. Let me say it like this. Let's say I have a black wallpaper, and that I have a window opened in Windows. Now to the right of that window's edges, there are white lines copying to the right. I'm not sure how to describe the effect, so i made an image in photoshop to describe it better. Note that the image is just an example, because the actual screenshot doesnt show the problem.

Now. I figured out that when I move the power cable that is plugged in the monitor, the effect gets even worse or better. I also swapped the power cable of the monitor with the one that connects the power supply and the extension cord. At first the new cable worked without the damn effect. But now it's back. Help me please!

Edit: And yes, my drivers are all up to date.

My specs:

CPU: Athlon 64 X2 5400+
Graphics: GeForce 9600 GT 512MB
Motherboard: Gigabyte, model GA-MA74GM-S2H
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 940NW (1440x900)
OS: Windows 7

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A while ago I had to have a new mother board put in my PC. Since then my monitor doesn't seem to want to work properly. When I switch it on, every so often it comes up with a coloured square & asks me if my settings are correct. Usually, if I switch it off and then back on again it will be ok but it's very annoying.
Do the settings change when a new mother board is put in? If I need to set it up again, what settings do I use and how do I do it?
Thanks in antisipation.

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Mine does that once in a while. I just restart as you stated. You could also check to see if the card is in tight (if it's a separate video card) and if the cable is firmly connected to the video jack.

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I have just built a new pc for the girlfriend, (anything for a quiet life)
Everything seems to be working except for the monitor, I power up and everything appears to humming along, leds come on, but the monitor sits there telling me it has no signal??

elitegroup 865PE-A7 motherboard
Intel Cleron D (LGA775) processor, 2.6GHz
Nvidia GeForce 5200 PCI Graphics Card (Had to, no monitor port on motherboard)

Hopefully going to be running XP Pro when I can actually see anything on the screen.
Can anybody out there help at all.

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Hello, recently I accidentally turned off the power when my monitor was on. Now whenever I log in, the desktop background loads, there seems to be another background to the side as well ( which I can't see - it is beyond the screen, as when I move the mouse to the far right, it takes a while to come back). Some apps open ( such as the screen personalisation window) on the other side and I can't drag it over). On sleep mode, when it wakes up, it loads the background, but without the icons and the task bar. I know it sounds weird, but I need some help. It's as if I'm operating two screens, which I'm not. Thanks for your time.

edit: pic added I see everything to the right

A:[SOLVED] Monitor problem

Hello steven0,

Are you running several monitors? For instance your laptop monitor + one external?
You should go into the monitor setup of your graphic driver, and make sure that both displays are set to the correct settings there.

If you're only using one monitor, make sure that only one monitor is marked as active. Because it sounds like there is another active monitor.

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I'm pretty sure I need a new flat panel but I wanted to run it by someone before I ran out and purchased a new one.
Here is what happens. Once the power saver system shut the monitor off it will not wake back up until I unplug the power at the back of the monitor and plug it back in. It happens maybe once every 2 weeks but it's an annoying problem. Any thoughts? It's a Gateway LCD Unit.


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New Monitor Works like a charm.

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Hey, my monitor on my computer wont turn on anymore for me. I usually leave my computer on and just turn on my monitor off and i did this as usual and went camping but when i came back, i turned my monitor on and it did nothing. So i just restarted my computer but when it starts up, my monitor stays blank, this monitor has always worked for me, its an oldskool samsung. The light stays on but just blinks, it does the same thing when my computer is off, but it used to be a solid green when my computer was on. I have tried unplugging it, unplugging my computer, making sure all the cables are properly connected, i dont know what to do anymore, any suggestions would be great, thanks

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when i start computer i get this message:

If you can read this message, Windows has successfully
initialized this display adapter.
To use this adapter as part of your Windows desktop, open
the display option in the control panel and adjust the settings.

it has done this with 2 monitors.

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I have a 3 year old ACER monitor. I'm using a "Package" computer ( no brand name) running Windows XP Home. I've just noticed that the screen is grainy in the dark colors. I went to the device monitor and tried to up upgrade the driver. There wasn't any. What else should I try to see if it's a monitor problem. I don't want to get a new one and find out it's something else.


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Monitors don't have drivers so you don't need to look for those.

First thing I'd do, if you have any of these available, is to either try that monitor with a different computer or that computer with a different monitor to see if the response is the same. Let me know if you try either of those and what the result is.

You could also look for updated video card drivers.

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Hi I have a benq lcd monitor, before i formatted my computer, the monitor would come on when i load windows, the only way I can get my monitor to work now is, 1 = start my computer 2 = Turn the computer off via the start button 3 = Start the computer via the start button, then it make the monitor work.

If I just start the computer the monitor stays on amber, it seems though the windows is loading but not telling the monitor to activate, i switch the computer off as said before and then switch back on then the monitor comes on.

I have checked all the hibernate settings are off, the only ones im not sure about are the ones in the bios power settings, they are all deactivated, not sure if any should be on ?

or of course something else, just dont know.

Any advise would be helpful.
There doesnt seem to be anything on my monitor to change, also I havent changed anything on my monitor from before i formatted ?


A:[SOLVED] monitor problem

Hmmm......try re-connecting the monitor connector and see if that helps.

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Monitor was working just fine.... today i installed some ram to my pc ... as i finished installing the ram i closed it up , plugged back in my mouse,keyboard, power and monitor which was all i had plugged in b 4 i installed my memory ... now i turn on my computer but my monitor dont respond.... & i checked several times the connections & everything is fine....... any suggestions ???

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I am having a problem with my monitor- one that I do not think involves my system at all. Basically, when I plug in my monitor and provide power for it, the Dell logo comes up briefly, for less than a second, and then disappears. Then, a few seconds later, the same thing occurs, and it is stuck in this loop. I believe the monitor is trying to start up, but is unable to for some reason. This occurs whether or not it is attached to anything, it simply is stuck in this boot up phase. Does anyone know what this problem is and how I can address it, or is the monitor broken and needs service?

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Ya, I think your monitor might be broken. Try buying a new one, they are around $100 these days for a good LCD monitor. A loop in Windows.. Thats curable. But a loop in your Monitor's start up?
Try plugging in your monitor with another computer, and please post back telling what happened.

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My computer and monitor have worked properly for five years, however, now
during boot up (and thereafter), the monitor is on 10-15 seconds and then the screen goes black. Turn off the monitor and then turn it back on again and the image is ok for 10-15 seconds then off again. Cycle of a black and normal screen image repeats with each toggle of the on/off switch. Without the on/off toggle the monitor remains black.

An old CRT monitor when hooked up to the computer produces and maintains a proper image.

I would like to verify that the LCD monitor listed below is bad, and not other issues causing the problem, prior to purchase of new one.

Monitor: KDS LCD Model K917s
Computer: Dell 4500
OS: Windows XP SP3
Ram: 1G

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My monitor decides it wants work for a while but after about a half hour of running or so it goes black and starts clicking and won't stop. I can not immediately restart to stop this problem I have to shutdown and wait a half hour or so before my monitor will display properly.

The computer is brand new just got it yesterday but the monitor is about 2 years old. It is a 19" Mace LCD and is huge

A:Solved: Problem with monitor please help.

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I have Windows XP, the monitor is a Plug & Play NVIDIA Ge Force4 MX420. Last night, as I sat and watched, the picture began widening in tiny increments over about a 30 second period until it was about 20% oversized horizontally, but it was OK vertically. It was normal in SAFE mode, so I eventually found the refresh rate was at 75 Hz. Resetting to 60 Hz got the picture size back to normal, so I presume that's correct, but now I have a problem I still can't solve. The edges of the picture are perfectly straight, fit the screen normally, but everything on the screen gets smaller toward the sides. Round objects are vertical ovals at the edges, normal in the middle. After a reboot, the picture is normal on the black screen with the Windows logo. The moment it goes to the blue startup screen, the problem reappears. No amount of fiddling with the manual controls or monitor settings helps. Resolution is currently at 800 X 600, color quality at 32 bits, DPI 96. I have tried changing everything I can think of with no improvement. This may just be coincidence, but the first time I rebooted after the problem appeared, Windows downloaded 9 updates before it would shut down. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

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My monitor lives in a garden shed. Normally, there is a heater in there, but i have not worked out there much this winter - getting too old to get cold in the winter (no, not THAT old). Anyway, I went out to print something the other day, docked the laptop, and the TFT monitor came up in just shades of red, no blues or greens or yellows at all. panic stations. colours were fine on the laptop. Printed fine, too. next day, no picture at all on monitor. Two days later (warmer weather now), no problem, everthing back to normal.

Am completely baffled. What's going on? It's nearly out of warranty so I don't want to waste time, but it's a bit of a trek back to PCWorld to complain if I havent got a problem.

Anybody understand this?

Thanks a million!

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I have a Packard Bell Viseo 200WS, 20" TFT LCD display, with 1600x900 resolution at 60 Hz. When I switch it on, the power light comes on, but usually (80% of the time) there is no picture from the desktop computer, just a blank screen. If I wait anywhere from 1 to 45 minutes, the picture may suddenly appear and I can log in as normal (on Windows 7). Once the picture appears, everything works as normal and I can use the computer for hours without a problem. Once the monitor is turned off, the same problem usually follows when I try to turn it on again.

As a test, I turned the monitor off when I was watching a movie. When I turned the monitor on again I got the blank screen, but the sound was intermittent, repeatedly coming on for a short 1 second burst before turning off again (the speakers are part of the monitor). It seems as if this problem revolves around some power connector flickering back and forth, although it's strange that when it starts working properly, there is never a problem.

I have tried updating the graphics (Geforce 9200) and monitor drivers, but this seems to be a hardware issue. I will try switching the power and monitor<-->desktop cables for the ones on my Dad's comp. Any ideas, on the problem and how I can fix it?

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My screen is really "jerky" nearly 24 hours now. I tried restarting my computer and thought leaving it turned off overnight would let it rest, if it was the computer, and it would be OK, but the screen is still jerky today.

There are periods of calm, but lots of periods of quick shrink-type movements. It's an old monitor and all good things come to an end, but I'd hate to see it go. If it's the monitor, can it be fixed?

A:[SOLVED] I hope this is only a monitor problem.

Hi try reinstalling the drivers and check the cable from the pc to the monitor and that the video card is seated securely.

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