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Just 1280x1024 broken on 17" LCD monitor

by abf111 / December 27, 2009 3:27 AM PST

I have a 17" Norwood Micro (Circuit City?) flat panel monitor I've been using for a number of years, supporting 1280x1024 without any problem. Suddenly, it only displays blotches of mostly greyish, maybe some other colors, sort of in wide vertical or horizontal stripes. (It's not like sync is totally lost with a diagonal pattern). At first, I wasn't sure if it was the display card, etc. but I tried it on another computer, same blotches, different cable, same blotches. But then I tried several several different (winxp) desktop resolutions and it worked perfectly up to even 1280x960! 1280x1024 is the "native resolution" so anything else doesn't look quite as good. What type of component failure would cause the LCD monitor to stop working for 1280x1024?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 3:39 AM PST

But if I had any idea it would be to set the refresh rate to 60Hz and if there is a monitor driver, reinstall that.

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by abf111 / December 27, 2009 3:58 AM PST
In reply to: Stumper.

No special drivers, just WinXP. XP lets me chose from 60Hz, 70Hz, etc. and it was already at 60Hz. I tried 70Hz a couple of times, made no difference. Could the problem be caused by bad caps somewhere?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 4:48 AM PST
In reply to: Stumper
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