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monitor display troubles

by immolatingN2dust / March 16, 2005 1:46 PM PST

Hi, I have an e-machines computer with a flat screen LED monitor, and am running windows XP home. I have had this problem for a while where the display is slightly off center to the right, and I cannot find ANY way to correct it. The monitor itself has NO dials what so ever, and I have been ALL THROUGH the windows display settings, and I have not been able to find any way to correct this problem at all. Is there some setting that I am missing, perhaps in computer management or somewhere? Maybe a driver I need to upadate? Some help would be much appreciated, I have been living with this problem for quite some time...

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No solution, just suggestions.
by Art / March 16, 2005 3:02 PM PST

I am not familier with lcd but something like this happen with my monitor, it maybe corrected with the right frequency setting, or resolution and/or both; so all I can suggest is to try all possible combination thereof. Sometime some video card have utility for such adjustment (not many and not too often though). Good luck.

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What is the model number?
by glb613 / March 16, 2005 6:48 PM PST

I've never seen a monitor without controls to adjust the settings. Have you checked along the sides or bottom? Have you contacted E-Machines?

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Common D-SUB issue
by Yew / March 16, 2005 8:35 PM PST

This sort of thing happens a lot with lower quality LCDs that only have D-SUB/SVGA connectors (same as CRT monitors).

One thing you can try, is making sure you have the actual drivers for your video chipset installed. Since it's an eMachines, you probably have some Intel integrated chipset, but you'll want to make sure it's not from nVidia or ATI since they both make integrated graphics chipsets as well. Find out which one you have, then download the latest drivers from them. Chances are that will fix the problem.

If for some reason it doesn't, there is a chance you have a defective unit, and it couldn't hurt to contact Gateway and see about getting a replacement.

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re: monitor display troubles
by justinpleasant15 / March 17, 2005 1:48 AM PST

u might need a new video card

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by immolatingN2dust / March 17, 2005 2:41 AM PST

ok, I found buttons that correct the problem, they were quite effectively hidden on the back of the monitor. The screen is still too big horizontally though. My guess is that there is some sort of display setting to correct this, either that or I need a new driver... Thanks for the replies though everyone!

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sizing problem...
by immolatingN2dust / March 17, 2005 4:00 AM PST

okay, I figured out how to resize the display, but now the problem is that it's either too big, or too small. I chose too small, since I can at least see the whole screen, and it is not that much smaller then the screen, but the quality of the graphics is now much worse too...

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