Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:02 AM
I own a Viewsonic VA520 monitor and recently it started having problems. At completely random times, the contrast bar would pop up and remain on the screen. I try to close it using the monitor buttons, but none of the 5 buttons work (including the power button). Sometimes, after furiously pressing all of them, the contrast bar would start depleting until it reaches zero. Usually then I can switch between contrast and brightness, but closing it still doesn't work. When I DO get it to close, it seems to be pure luck. I updated to the latest driver, but it still has the same problem. I've had this monitor for four or five years now... maybe it's just time to replace it? I'm just hoping that it's not the computer that's causing the issue instead of the monitor. Any suggestions?