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using a DVI-D cable
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I went and bought a whole new desktop pc
Posted 04 February 2016 - 06:36 PM
It's starting to look like the monitor must have a problem - being refurbished, it may still have a faulty scaler. Is it still in the 90 day warranty period?
Probably the only further check you could do is to find another computer somewhere with dual-link DVI and that can run that resolution or approaching, and try it on that. Got any gamer friends?
Posted 05 February 2016 - 01:46 AM
Definetly dual link I bought a new cable to be sure
At today's promos for monitors, like on Newegg, we can't show promo codes, you need to subscribe for these, there's little reason to be stuck with a refurbished monitor that's not working properly. Just because the seller says they're 'refurbished' doesn't mean anything within itself, could have simply been cleaned up, power tested & repackaged for sale. There's lots of scammers in the refurbished markets, and the only way to hope to get the good ones is through seller feedback.
While I do purchased some refurbished equipment, including the very PC I'm creating this post on, will always check seller Feedback, the absence of any raises a red flag to me from the go.
One of the few refurbished items I've not purchased is a monitor & never will, and that's because sites sell new ones at great pricing on promo & have two unused that were gifted to me. A monitor consists of many delicate components, even if otherwise good, rough handling during shipment can cause something to be thrown out of whack. The inverter is one major component that'll can go bad, can be replaced for as little as $20, yet there goes taking shots in the dark.
There was a valid reason why the previous owner didn't want the monitor, unfortunately consumers normally doesn't get the privilege of speaking with the former owner (unless private sale), and too often when it comes down to the nitty gritty, these are used components that's not truly refurbished (same with HDD's). This would involve running diagnostic tests that only can be done with the OEM's approved software for the purpose, followed by a cleaning inside out, and one other thing, some has external PSU's, like that of a notebook, that plugs into a small slot, these can be faulty.
Just my opinion & will leave it up to you what do do. Get you money back while you can, if used PayPal or credit card for the purchase, you have rights, and get a new monitor with a full 2-3 year warranty. A 24" that runs at 1080p (1920x1080 in my case) is better than a 30" that can't deliver as promised.
And please, while I doubt you'll likely get another refurbished monitor, don't forget what my message was, seller feedback means more than ever when purchasing any refurbished product. I've had good success because I've always checked for this, was told to long ago when purchasing from eBay vendors.
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Posted 05 February 2016 - 02:56 AM
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