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Dratam
September 30th 04, 07:42 AM
I think my monitor is going bad, but would appreciate if anyone could back
up my conclusion.

I noticed strange lines running across my screen horizontally. It was as if
the screen wasn't refreshing propperly, and what was left of the old screen
could be seen on the top half and the new screen on the bottom half of the
monitor for a split second, if you catch my meaning. It is especially
noticable on white backgrounds, such as flickering in the sky in a game or
even moving white windows around on the desktop. Basically, things don't
line up correctly for a moment hear or there, as if the new picture wasn't
drawn right for a segment across the screen.

I at first thought this may be the GeForce FX 5900 flicker issue I read
about when I googled it, but subsequent testing has proven this false. I
have hooked up my girlfriends laptop to my own monitor and have the same
issue, so it is not my card or my computer, but seems to be the monitor. I
have also tried moving cables around and switching cards slots to see if
this affected anything, as well as changing refresh rates. If anything,
increasing the refresh rate only makes it worse.

Is this an unfixable monitor issue, spelling out the demise of my $150
envision monitor that is a year and a half old? I have moved it around a
lot, and wouldn't be suprised if something could have been damaged. Is
anyone familiar with the error I describe and the cause of it? I would
appreciate any feedback.

Specs:

evisions 19" CRT: EN-985e
Geforce FX 5900 (non ultra)

I can provide other descriptions and details if needed.

Thanks all,
Tom

ASI Industries
September 30th 04, 12:32 PM
Hi Tom, yes it sounds like it is on its way-out, first port of call is the
manufacturer.

http://envisionmonitor.com/home.html

CapFusion
September 30th 04, 05:32 PM
"Dratam" > wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s02...
>I think my monitor is going bad, but would appreciate if anyone could back
> up my conclusion.
>
> I noticed strange lines running across my screen horizontally. It was as
> if
> the screen wasn't refreshing propperly, and what was left of the old
> screen
> could be seen on the top half and the new screen on the bottom half of the
> monitor for a split second, if you catch my meaning. It is especially
> noticable on white backgrounds, such as flickering in the sky in a game or
> even moving white windows around on the desktop. Basically, things don't
> line up correctly for a moment hear or there, as if the new picture wasn't
> drawn right for a segment across the screen.
>
> I at first thought this may be the GeForce FX 5900 flicker issue I read
> about when I googled it, but subsequent testing has proven this false. I
> have hooked up my girlfriends laptop to my own monitor and have the same
> issue, so it is not my card or my computer, but seems to be the monitor.
> I
> have also tried moving cables around and switching cards slots to see if
> this affected anything, as well as changing refresh rates. If anything,
> increasing the refresh rate only makes it worse.
>
> Is this an unfixable monitor issue, spelling out the demise of my $150
> envision monitor that is a year and a half old? I have moved it around a
> lot, and wouldn't be suprised if something could have been damaged. Is
> anyone familiar with the error I describe and the cause of it? I would
> appreciate any feedback.
>
> Specs:
>
> evisions 19" CRT: EN-985e
> Geforce FX 5900 (non ultra)
>
> I can provide other descriptions and details if needed.
>
> Thanks all,
> Tom
>
>
It might be a dying monitor but there no certain if it is or not. You can
try using another old monitor that is still working and try connecting to
the same card and see if it make any differences. If old monitor is working
then you can assumed your evision monitor is dying otherwise it can be your
card.

CapFusion,...

Squiggle
October 2nd 04, 06:27 PM
IF you feel confident enough,take the back off and find what is called the
"flyback transformer" It's a Black box with a thick red wire coming out of
the top. You should see two controls on it. One is focus and the other is
SCREEN. The strange lines are scan lines . Try turning this control back a
bit...it usually controls the "gamma" of the tube(background brightness)
MAKE SURE THE MONITOR HAS BEEN OFF FOR A DAY BEFORE YOU DO THIS!!!!
Failing that,if you knowa tecnician,often there is a failed resistor at
fault in these circumstances(usually on the back of the tube) That may fix
the problem but best to take it to atechnician if u dont know what ur doing.


PAUL

"Dratam" > wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s02...
> I think my monitor is going bad, but would appreciate if anyone could back
> up my conclusion.
>
> I noticed strange lines running across my screen horizontally. It was as
if
> the screen wasn't refreshing propperly, and what was left of the old
screen
> could be seen on the top half and the new screen on the bottom half of the
> monitor for a split second, if you catch my meaning. It is especially
> noticable on white backgrounds, such as flickering in the sky in a game or
> even moving white windows around on the desktop. Basically, things don't
> line up correctly for a moment hear or there, as if the new picture wasn't
> drawn right for a segment across the screen.
>
> I at first thought this may be the GeForce FX 5900 flicker issue I read
> about when I googled it, but subsequent testing has proven this false. I
> have hooked up my girlfriends laptop to my own monitor and have the same
> issue, so it is not my card or my computer, but seems to be the monitor.
I
> have also tried moving cables around and switching cards slots to see if
> this affected anything, as well as changing refresh rates. If anything,
> increasing the refresh rate only makes it worse.
>
> Is this an unfixable monitor issue, spelling out the demise of my $150
> envision monitor that is a year and a half old? I have moved it around a
> lot, and wouldn't be suprised if something could have been damaged. Is
> anyone familiar with the error I describe and the cause of it? I would
> appreciate any feedback.
>
> Specs:
>
> evisions 19" CRT: EN-985e
> Geforce FX 5900 (non ultra)
>
> I can provide other descriptions and details if needed.
>
> Thanks all,
> Tom
>
>

Nom
October 6th 04, 11:42 AM
Dratam wrote:
> Is this an unfixable monitor issue, spelling out the demise of my $150
> envision monitor that is a year and a half old? I have moved it
> around a lot, and wouldn't be suprised if something could have been
> damaged. Is anyone familiar with the error I describe and the cause
> of it? I would appreciate any feedback.

CRTs have had three-year warranties for years now - just get it replaced.

LooseNut
October 7th 04, 07:58 AM
Monitors have been known to hold their charge for a month or more, If you feel confident screwing
around with 30,000 to 60,000 volts by all means take the cover off.


On Sun, 3 Oct 2004 02:57:39 +0930, "Squiggle" > wrote:

>IF you feel confident enough,take the back off and find what is called the
>"flyback transformer" It's a Black box with a thick red wire coming out of
>the top. You should see two controls on it. One is focus and the other is
>SCREEN. The strange lines are scan lines . Try turning this control back a
>bit...it usually controls the "gamma" of the tube(background brightness)
>MAKE SURE THE MONITOR HAS BEEN OFF FOR A DAY BEFORE YOU DO THIS!!!!
>Failing that,if you knowa tecnician,often there is a failed resistor at
>fault in these circumstances(usually on the back of the tube) That may fix
>the problem but best to take it to atechnician if u dont know what ur doing.
>
>
>PAUL
>
>"Dratam" > wrote in message
>news:[email protected]_s02...
>> I think my monitor is going bad, but would appreciate if anyone could back
>> up my conclusion.
>>
>> I noticed strange lines running across my screen horizontally. It was as
>if
>> the screen wasn't refreshing propperly, and what was left of the old
>screen
>> could be seen on the top half and the new screen on the bottom half of the
>> monitor for a split second, if you catch my meaning. It is especially
>> noticable on white backgrounds, such as flickering in the sky in a game or
>> even moving white windows around on the desktop. Basically, things don't
>> line up correctly for a moment hear or there, as if the new picture wasn't
>> drawn right for a segment across the screen.
>>
>> I at first thought this may be the GeForce FX 5900 flicker issue I read
>> about when I googled it, but subsequent testing has proven this false. I
>> have hooked up my girlfriends laptop to my own monitor and have the same
>> issue, so it is not my card or my computer, but seems to be the monitor.
>I
>> have also tried moving cables around and switching cards slots to see if
>> this affected anything, as well as changing refresh rates. If anything,
>> increasing the refresh rate only makes it worse.
>>
>> Is this an unfixable monitor issue, spelling out the demise of my $150
>> envision monitor that is a year and a half old? I have moved it around a
>> lot, and wouldn't be suprised if something could have been damaged. Is
>> anyone familiar with the error I describe and the cause of it? I would
>> appreciate any feedback.
>>
>> Specs:
>>
>> evisions 19" CRT: EN-985e
>> Geforce FX 5900 (non ultra)
>>
>> I can provide other descriptions and details if needed.
>>
>> Thanks all,
>> Tom
>>
>>
>