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Monitor Problem

Postby Dalsim » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:16 pm

Well I just forked out about $500 for new equipment and one of the monitors I bought I think might have something wrong with it.

It is a Samsung SyncMaster 753DFX and it has a strange quality about it. The top of the screen it a bit bowed. You can view the image here

Do you think that it might be a defect?
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Postby OsirisX » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:18 pm

First of all where did you get it?
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Postby Dalsim » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:20 pm

GameDude Computers. www.gamedude.com.au These guys have people queing out of the doors on a weekend. I have delt with them numerous times with out a problem.

*Edit: Fixed typo in link :embarrassed:
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Postby bimmernut » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:21 pm

Most CRT monitors have controls that can adjust the screen dimensions. Have you tried playing with those yet?
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Postby plazmo » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:24 pm

....you can change your monitor in device manager ... could it be a problem there ??
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Postby Dalsim » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:26 pm

Yes. We have the SyncMasters where I use to work and I was very happy with them. Oh and the monitor is a Flat Screen, since I have never had one before I can not say if it is suppose to be there but I am guessing not.

I have been all through the monitor controls and can not find a thing to control Pincushion for the top of the screen.
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Postby OsirisX » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:26 pm

Jeff it is really hard to see on the pic. Are you saying that there is phisical bent on the monitor or is the screen just not right?
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Postby Dalsim » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:28 pm

I think it might actually be a problem with the monitor. The pincushion effect only happens on the top half of the screen and its effect decreases as you move towards the 1/2 way point and then it dissapears.
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Postby Dalsim » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:32 pm

unknowndarknessx wrote:Jeff it is really hard to see on the pic. Are you saying that there is phisical bent on the monitor or is the screen just not right?


Sorry about the Pic. It is hard to take a photo of a Monoitor because of the refresh rate.

It is like a pincushion effect on the top half of the screen, as in the projected image. And it is only like that for half of the screen and the effect of it decreases as you move more towards the vertical centre of the screen and after you pass that it is no longer there.
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Postby dlt » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:41 pm

If you have any doubt, I'd exchange it...especially since it's brand new.
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