Monitor Help Required (please)

  Gary10 09:53 27 Apr 03
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I've just got a Silicon Graphics 20" monitor, I think it's actually a Sony screen.
Anyway, I don't think it's meant for Pc's running XP as I believe its a "fixed frequency" monitor. What this means, I don't know.:(
I've bought the HDD15, male to male lead and plugged it in. The monitor recognises the PC as the light changes from Amber to green, which I think is correct, I jut can't get a picture on the screen, it stays blank.

Model # GDM-20E21

Any ideas?

TIA, Gary

  DieSse 10:19 27 Apr 03

Look here click here

This appears to say it will run over a variety of frequencies, so I don't think the input frequencies are you problem. Check that your graphics card is in a mode which deos fall within the given frequency bands.

Have you turned up the contrast and brightness - I know it sounds obvious - but sometimes we forget!

  Gary10 10:53 27 Apr 03

Thanks for the link, unfortunately, I haven't a clue what it all means :(. I have a Nvidia Gforce MX400 G Card with TV out. I'm not sure how to set this up to communicate with the monitor, ie freuency bands etc.

Any more help?

Gary

  Pauper 11:17 27 Apr 03

I too am currently trying to solve this issue (GDM-20D11), from what I have found so far I believe that you need a sync converter to change the signal from the standard vga output to a ‘sync on green’ input to the monitor. I have not tried this as yet due to the cost – with a cable and converter it is almost worth shelling out a few extra quid for a new monitor these days. click here or click here

  Gary10 12:28 27 Apr 03

Sorted.
Using my old 17" and switching between them I changed the resolution and refresh rates to suit the bigger screen. This monitor seems to re-boot itself to adjust itself to new setting.

Anyhow, I settled on [email protected] @ 75 mhz refresh in 32bit colour. It works a treat!

Happy bunny now, I got the monitor for nowt and spent a fiver on a lead :)

Gary

  lived999 12:55 27 Apr 03

forget about trying to change frequncy or graphics card .i had similar problems with my sony M51 sony LCD monitor (WHICH I BOUGHT 25/11/01 WITH SONY VAIO) AFTER 5 MONITORS LATER LUCKILY THIS ONE IS HAS BEEN OK SINCE 19/3/2002.THE FIRST 4 WERE LOSING PICTURE TO LINES TO BLANK BLACK SCREENS EVEN AT THE A SPECIALIST STORE THEY SAID IT WAS TO DO WITH GRAPHICS CARD WRONG! I DISCOVERED IT WAS THE MONITORS WHEN I CONECTED TO AN OLD MITAC CRT MONITOR WHICH WORKED PERFECTLY.I WAS TOLD BY SONY IT WAS A BATCH PROBLEM WITH A FAULTY FEQUENCY CHIPS.GOOD THING I HAVE SONYS FREE 3 YEAR COLLECT AND RETURN FREE WARRANTY.

  lived999 13:07 27 Apr 03

GARY 10 THE PROBLEMS YOU HAVE ARE SONY MONITOR LINKED NOTHING TO DO WITH WINDOWS XP ,CABLES ,GRAPHICS CARD OR COMPUTOR.YOU NEED TO GET SONY TO REPLACE THE MONITOR YOU HAVE UNEDR WARRANTY IF YOU HAVE ONE .BY THE WAY THEY ALWAYS APPARENTLY REPLACE SONY MONITORS ONLY WITH RECONDITIONED MONITORS OF SAME AGE MONTH/YEAR AS THE ONE YOU HAVE .SAY ON THE BACK OF YOUR MONITOR DATE IS NOVENBER 2001 EVEN UNDER WARRANTY YOU NEVER GET NEW REPLACEMENT BUT ONE MANUFACTURED AND RECONDITIONED NOVEMBER 2001.THEY DONT TELL YOU THAT WHEN YOU BUY A NEW ONE UNDER WARRANTY.

  lived999 13:15 27 Apr 03

GARY 10 BY THE WAY MOST OF THE TIME MY 4 FAULTY MONITORS WORKED FINE TOO BUT THEN THAT FREQUNCY THING CAME IN THEY DIDNT WORK FOR HOURS OR SOMETIMES FO A FULL WEEK.SOMTIMES THEY WORK NORMALLY FOR A WHOLE MONTH.

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