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I have a 17" Nokia LCD monitor and it seems to be crapping out on me or something. It shuts itself off, but when I shut it off then on again, it shows normal for a split second then turns black. It then fades to a white and it's not uniform across the screen. What the hell? I installed updated drivers for my monitor a while back but I don't think it has anything to do with the PC.
 

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First, make sure all your connections are nice and tight. Monitors are kinda picky when they aren't plugged in all the way. If that doesn't work, try another monitor, and if that one works, its probably your monitor. If it doesn't its probably your video card. Does your computer beep at all w/ you start it up?
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Also might want to try moving that monitor to another system (Like a friends.) It is a flatpanel, they're light.:D
 

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flat panels are light? The last 15" LCD I picked up (KDS ones at Walmart) was as heavy as any typical 15" monitor... but the LCD was just so much easier to carry.
 

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Damn, it seems to be the monitor. Plugged the power up by itself and there went that funny, faded white screen, like it burned out or something. Is that possible? Who do I get to repair it, and will it be expensive? I have a narrow desk, I don't think a standard monitor will fit on it, this one was perfect. This sucks, I can't surf anymore. Either that or come to the front and use this stupid slow E-machine that my younger bro views his soft porn with(not even good porn!).

Anybody want to set up a "Fix Mista Grimm's LCD monitor fund"?:D You guys did it for WICKEDDREW! j/k Any suggestions or ideas as to what has happened will be appreciated.
 

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Have had nothing but HORRIBLE luck with Nokia Panels. Have yet to have one that didn't crap out on me. (Was installing them in one of my clients offices for awhile)
 
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That crazy screen you get is when the unit doesn't sense a proper video signal, so something is probably wrong with the driver circuitry.

Isn't your monitor under warranty? Unless you bought a reburbished monitor it should have a 3 year warranty. 17"ers are pretty recent.

I have a KDS, they aren't nearly as heavy as a 15" CRT type monitor, I'd say 1/2 the weight. Its because the base is weighted down so it doesn't tip easily.
 

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what are the typical problem associated with LCD? i heard the refersh rate is slow compared to the CRTs?
 

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That crazy screen you get is when the unit doesn't sense a proper video signal, so something is probably wrong with the driver circuitry.

Isn't your monitor under warranty? Unless you bought a reburbished monitor it should have a 3 year warranty. 17"ers are pretty recent.

Well it still did it with my dad's PC and even when I plugged it into the wall without connecting it to a PC. Normally, it will kick into standby mode, black screen. It's definitely the monitor. It was a gift from an old friend about 3 years ago.
 

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what are the typical problem associated with LCD? i heard the refersh rate is slow compared to the CRTs?
Well, I'm pretty sure LCDs don't really have a refresh rate. There is no gun firing on the tube so no need to refresh.

The main problems esp with the older (not that big of a deal anymore) is that they are hard to see at angles. Dead pixels are also a concern. And the worst thing is that for optimal sharpness they need to be displayed at the native resolution. Which means if you need or like a different resolution things can get kind of grainy. And there is always the price.

Don't get me wrong though, there are many good aspects of the flat panel. No refreshing means less eyestrain. Also the nicer ones look awesome and of course there is the matter of space.
 

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My personal opinion is that it is impossible for you to ever get the vibrant color and picture from a flat panel. I personally use a FD Trinitron 21". Expensive, but the display is unparalleled for a consumer priced monitor. Of course Kodak, Hitatchi, and some others have even better CRT's. The panel just appears dead to me when I look at it. I'd sacrafice the desk space. BTW, congratualtions on getting 3 years out of a Nokia panel, thats better than what I've seen, usually about 2-3 months!!!
 

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Yeah the FD Triniton is tops. Some people don't like the grey line the sometimes shows through on the trinitron tubes.

Wish I had a 21" monitor. :D
 
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Yes I believe that it is the monitor, that is why I said it was probably the driver circuitry in the monitor. If it is the circuitry on the LCD itself it most likely isn't fixable, if its off the LCD it may be fixable. But most places aren't very knowlegeable when it comes to fixing these things.

You could always sell it on Ebay, you'd get $200-$300 for it in this state.

LCD's don't refresh like a CRT as they are digital, but they do refresh. Not exactly sure on how they do this though.
 

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randy_tho said:
Yeah the FD Triniton is tops. Some people don't like the grey line the sometimes shows through on the trinitron tubes.

Wish I had a 21" monitor. :D
If you're ever in the position to buy a new monitor, don't get a 21 FD, get a 19, that way when you go to work you're don't feel sick looking at the puny POS they give you. TRUST ME, you'll be happy with 19 unless you're an Autocad freak.
 

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I would probably go for the 21 anyway if I could afford it. My neighbor has a 21" Dell Trinitron and it is awesome.

BTW....I'm really getting in to photoshop and Dreamweaver. Speaking of dreamweaver, (insert shameless plug for my site here > check my sig.) Both have the pallette toolbars so the big monitor would be nice. Also playing Unreal Tournament and other games is great on such a big monitor.

I know what you mean about the thing of getting adapted to the size. When I first got my 17" back in the day when they were considered big I could not get over how small the 14" were at my school.
 

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randy_tho said:
I would probably go for the 21 anyway if I could afford it. My neighbor has a 21" Dell Trinitron and it is awesome.

BTW....I'm really getting in to photoshop and Dreamweaver. Speaking of dreamweaver, (insert shameless plug for my site here > check my sig.) Both have the pallette toolbars so the big monitor would be nice. Also playing Unreal Tournament and other games is great on such a big monitor.

I know what you mean about the thing of getting adapted to the size. When I first got my 17" back in the day when they were considered big I could not get over how small the 14" were at my school.
Suggestion, if you REALLY want a 21 FD. Find a friend thats looking at buying a new computer. Tell them to buy a Dell (plug for me :D ) Give them 600 bucks and get them to upgrade to the 21, offering them your 17. The problem: Dell's home pcs are only available in charcoal right now, so neither your's, nor your friends CRT will match the computer. Other than that... 600 bucks is so dirt cheap for a 21 FD.
 

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Well I'm not in the market now but the black would be awesome...

Pics of my system....not finished yet. The sides and top will be black. My speakers are black too.



 
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