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Black Bleed When Turning On


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#1 Sp0nge

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:19 PM

Hi,

When I turn my monitor on 2/3 of the screen is black. The black "bleeds" out to the rest of the screen until it finally covers it all. Almost as if ink were filling it up slowly. If i turn it off, and turn it back on again, a different 2/3 of the screen will be black and the same thing happens. I just have to keep turning the thing on and off until finally it works.

It's strange, every time I go to show a family member the problem, it works the very next go :thumbsup:

I'll take a picture tomorrow morning, but this is getting ridiculous.

It only happens in the morning for some reason...

Any ideas why this could be happening?

Its a 19" LCD monitor. One of two connected to the same Radeon 9550.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:03 PM

It only happens in the morning for some reason...

You shut it down at night correct? You might want to leave it on and save up for a new monitor.
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#3 Sp0nge

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:11 PM

Yes i turn it off at night. I also turn it off during the day while i'm at school, but it doesn't do it in the afternoons. Just mornings.

You might want to leave it on and save up for a new monitor.

I was afraid someone might say that.. just getting used to 38" of screen, and now I need to either get rid of it or replace it. Bummer haha

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:36 PM

As a test, do you have or can you borrow another monitor to try?

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:12 AM

I have 2 plugged in simultaneously.
I can swap them around for a test.

I'll get back to you on the results tomorrow morning! LOL

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:36 PM

Only in the morning? Is it real cold? How old is the monitor?

Make sure you post the pic if you get time Sp0nge :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:44 AM

If you swap the position of the monitor connections and prove that it is the monitor itself showing the symptom, two faults I've known of causing effects like that are bad capacitors in the monitor's power supply, or tarnished contacts in the connector carrying the drive signal matrix to the LCD panel from the video interface board within the monitor.

Considering that many monitors come with long warranty (2 or 3 years), could it still be within the warranty period?

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