It appears you've done all you can with adj'ments of the monitor. Since this is a 5yr. old crt. you are now experiencing the age of the monitor. Only a true repair is going to fix it and/or replacement. You may not want to buy a new monitor but if the repair cost exceeds 50% of new, then you decide. I wouldn't fiddle too much the innards any more, you're only going to really whack it up, of course that's a last resort item to do. I suggest you get some diag displays and tweek from those and not the OSD ones. The shadow could also be the result of tweeking in the extremes to get anything as the monitor is worn out, thus you'll never get rid of it except for a repair. You can find used crt's at the Sal. Army or Goodwill as users update to LCDs, etc. for cheap.
I have a 5 year old Gateway EV910C 19 inch CRT monitor that produces a shadow to the right of all text and graphics. To date I've done the following to diagnose the problem:
1) I've tried several different resoultions and refresh rates from the Windows XP Display settings. All produce a shadow.
2) I've tried to adjust this with the On Screeen Display (OSD) control using the dial wheel on the front of the monitor without any success.
3) I've connected another monitor and found that my graphics card is not the source of the problem. The other monitor at the same resolutions and refresh rates does not show the shadows.
4) I pulled the case off the monitor and found the vertical and horizontal focus controls. I tweaked them but I still have about a 1/16th inch offset to the right which produces a shadow effect. The internal control labeled ''Screen'' has been glued to prevent adjustment.
The picture is bright and sharp with the exception of this annoying shadow. I'm guessing the Red, Blue, and Green guns are misaligned.
Any suggestions on how to fix the problem, other than buying a new monitor?