Dell sucks. (rant)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ape0r, May 19, 2008.

  1. Ape0r macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2008
    So, I bought a Macbook Pro two weeks ago - my very first Mac. Loving the computer.

    At the same time that I bought the computer, I bought a Dell SP2208WFP monitor. Once calibrated, its just beautiful. One small issue - the right 60% or so of the bottom row of pixels is ALL stuck white.

    After an hour with Dell chat support, they dispatch a new panel. It arrived today, and I was rather upset to discover the EXACT SAME ISSUE ON THE NEW PANEL!

    Now, at this point, you're obviously thinking "He got a bad video card." This is what I was thinking too, so I plugged the Mac into my old 1905FP monitor. No line. Okay... maybe its only at 1650x1080 that the issue will show?

    So, I take the original monitor and plug it into my Linux media server. I am riveted to STILL see the line - so its not the computer after all.

    Nice quality Dell. Same issue on two panels. Great. I tried both DVI cables that were included with the monitors, as well as one that I've had laying around the apartment - same result with all cables.

    I'm thinking I'll return both monitors. I like the glossy screen a whole lot, just wish I had gotten a decent quality panel!

    Suggestions for other 22" or 24" glossy screens to look at?

  2. Celeron macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2004
    That sucks for sure, but sometimes these things happen. I have two Dell displays, a 2005FPW and a 2007FPW, both have been fantastic. I would say, try a third one, if its still busted, maybe look at getting something else.
  3. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Sorry, very emotional about this...

    Please don't rant here....

    Rant here:

    You can also get advice from previous and current Dell employees how to solve problems. I found them to be very friendly and helpful.

    For great and inexpensive panels, I go with HP.

    I understand NEC has nice quality panels.

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