Monitor Problems PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN.

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by 8thDegreeSavage, Sep 24, 2002.

  1. 8thDegreeSavage macrumors 6502

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    Hey all....my monitor is acting fairly wierd.

    Its a old CRT Apple Studio monitor(17')(from the Blue and white g3 days) VGA connector i think.

    Anyway i upgraded my vid card....from a GEFRORCE2MX 32mb to a GEFORCE4 MX 64mb.

    So anyway...the resolution does not seem stable...it moves the edges of my screen every few minutes, just a little bit inward..like a distortion...then it returns to its normal state.


    Its kind of freakin me out....and i need some advice as to what i could be. And /Or what i can do to fix it...



    Thanks for any help at all


    System

    10.2.1
    QS867
    768 ram
    40GB HD
    Geforce4mx(for reference)
     
  2. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    Well, if this is the symptom I've experienced, it means death is coming to your flyback transformer thingy. If not, it may be a degaussing problem.

    There's some sort of voltage capicitor/flyback transformer which charges the tube in some way, and often before they fail, they'll exhibit this sort of behavior.

    I would surmise that you monitor's days are numbered, but I've only experienced this on older, non-Apple beige monitors, so I would invite someone who knows more to comment.
     
  3. {1984} macrumors member

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    i bet your monitor is just dying... maybe you should look into buying a new lcd...?:confused:
     
  4. 8thDegreeSavage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Iwish i could afford a new monitor:(


    Anyone know of cheap deas on them?
     
  5. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    I've had the exact same thing happen on my iMac DV+... for a year and a half, ever since I got it. It's not dying yet, I don't think.
     
  6. 8thDegreeSavage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool to hear your still living.....i just need time to gather cash for a new monitor.


    Maybe it has something to do with the resoulution or something...maybe the refresh or something....i dunno much about hardware.
     
  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Double-check the refresh rate. The new vid card might be putting out too strong of a signal for the monitor.

    Use the recommended refresh rates for your monitor if you don't know what it's capacities are.
     
  8. 8thDegreeSavage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cool..ty for advice..im using a 75mhz refresh with 1280x1024 resolution.


    it seems to get worse when i switched the cards....dunno though maybe its just me...but it seemed worse...is there any settling process when upgrading cards?
     
  9. big macrumors 65816

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    don't know about settling process personally....I have a problem myself with an upgrade card

    certain OS9 apps (runnung in classic) are all screwy when launched, due to (what I think) is my new 7000 card (ATI).

    Maybe I'm missing firmware for it or something, this card in particular just doesnt seem to be as plug & play as one would think...

    I've had to do a lot of fussing with it sense the begining.
     
  10. 8thDegreeSavage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah i have not had the problem ina few days....maybe it WAS jsut the card settling...dunno...seems stabel now though. Anyone suggest using compressed air to clean out the monitor insides?....or is that a little extra?
     
  11. DeadlyBreakfast macrumors regular

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    I was the refresh rate....Iv'e seen it hundreds of times (literally).
     

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