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Monitor doesn't show full picture

Hi! I have problem with monitor, because it doesn't want to put picture at right place. Actually, on AUTO Adjustment nothing was changed and i have one black line on top, and i don't see start menu (but, it was there, under monitor screen).

I have recently started to use my computer on TV, but to do that i can only use VGA cable as an option. So, because i have only one VGA input on computer, i must change cable every time when i want to use monitor/TV. After a few times, when i changed a cable back to monitor, picture wasn't set correctly and i pressed AUTO Adjustment and then monitor made a black line on top, and for the same dimension lost at the bottom. If i change picture to TV again, there is all good.

I try everything around graphic card to solve this problem, but nothing changes. V-Position on monitor settings sets to 255 and it is locked and I can't move it. H-Position works good.

Any solution?

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Missing details

In reply to: Monitor doesn't show full picture

But it appears there is something untold here. That is, the PC and monitor are incompatible in some way. Back in VGA days once in a while you would run into a card or display issue and try all the settings and fail. At that point you change the card or the display.

You are dealing with a very old issue. I'll share my findings over the decades.

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Details of my problem

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Model of monitor is Samsung SyncMaster B2230N.. I have used it for 5 years and everything was fine. After i started to switch Monitor and TV every time when i want to use some of them, this problem began. But, only on monitor i have black line on top. I try everything what i can remember. Try on basic screen settings on desktop, and all settings are good, but i can't to solve this problem on them. Try on NVIDIA Control Panel and the same situation. Only what i think that can solve this problem is on monitor settings, but when i press menu and go on Size&Position, i can only change H-Position. My problem is black line on top and i need to change V-Position, but it doesn't want to change up or down from 255.

I think that i see all similar problem on internet, but nothing helped.

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What you want to look for is an option that is typically called scaling. You won't usually see or use this on a pc monitor, but for some tvs it will be necessary.

The scaling setting is usually on the tv itself within one of the setup menus.

Even if your laptop is displaying at the correct resolution this can still happen. I had a laptop do this recently as well, It was a lenovo and there was a scaling option that you could set pressing Ctrl+F11, but I haven't really seen scaling settings on the machines for the most part, it seems like they are mostly on the tv display itself.

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Sounds like a resolution problem. Reduce your monitor res down to 768 and then restart and change the resolution back to your Monitors native res (1920 x 1080p). Can do this with right clicking the desktop or using Nvidia's control panel

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