Dell sucks. (rant)

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

  1. Ape0r macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Tom
     
  2. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    Sorry, very emotional about this...

    Please don't rant here....

    Rant here:

    http://www.ihatedell.net

    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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