I take it your monitor also didnt want to turn on when you pushed the power button, and it would "cycle" with the power led blinking etc for a while before finally powering up?
Edit: ^^^^^^stupid question anyhow.
I'll try to replace the two caps this week or next, if that fixes the problem I will do a proper writeup, also gonna consult with one of my professors in electronics about this fault...
This thread just saved me big time! I just took apart my monitor, found the bulging caps and then placed an order with digi-key. I hope to be up and running soon, thanks again for all the posts explaining the process.
On a side note did anyone else try changing the EDID on this monitor? I know tthom posted how to update it, but I was wondering if anyone found any other software to try (other than PowerStrip)? I am still having the dreaded shift issue and don't feel like rewriting drivers every time Nvidia has an update. I am still using a 280 GTX, and as far as I can tell the latest update does not correct the issue (at least from reading the other posts that is what I gathered).
Anyways I hope this thread isn't too old to post on because it definitely is still a very useful!
The dreaded shift still remains. I have never ever been able to figure out how to solve that problem. I always have to edit the file for the NVIDIA drivers. If I recall ATI cards are a hit or miss with this problem.
P.S. I love this monitor. I have been using it for about 4 years now.
Those are the same 2 capacitors I found. I ordered replacements from Digi-Key. I went with the United Chemi-Con KZE series, EKZE100ELL332MK25S. They were the closest I could find to the original part, which has been discontinued.
Thank you to everyone in this forum who posted about the power problems. I'm no pro with a soldering iron, but I was able to remove the old ones and put in 2 new 3300mf 16V caps. Fixed for $6!!
Now I just want a more permanent fix for the EDID shift I'm still using drivers from 2010 I think because I don't want to deal with updating them...
Can anyone suggest a comparable replacement for this monitor?
I've really liked it but now starting to get some burn-in.
Also, it has always annoyed me that it doesn't automatically wake from sleep and you have to manually cycle the on/off button.
Thank you for making the manual available. I downloaded the file, and used djvu reader to open it. It shows 38 pages; however, starting with page 14 through 38, the pages are empty. Am I doing something wrong or there's a problem with document itself?
Sounds good, the file I downloaded is 547 KB. Looking forward on getting the complete file downloaded.Damn, I'm not sure how that happened, fixing it now. The full file is 1711 kilobytes.
The most important info in the document is how you disassemble the monitor, which can be found at page 9. The rest should be fairly self-explanatory once you gain access to the insides of the monitor.
Same problems with mine.Well, mine is going bad. The screen randomly blanks out for a second or two and there are occasional glitches. The weird thing is that it only does this at the native resolution. If I drop down to 1680x1050 it works fine. At first I thought it was the video card, but I recently upgraded to a GTX 570 and it only made the problem worse. Other problems include artifacting down the left side of the panel, mild buzzing sound near the back right of the panel, and faint dark streaks that are visible on lighter areas of the screen. The streaks are mostly near the top.
I've had this monitor for nearly five years and it has been used daily, so I guess that's not too bad. I'm replacing it with a Dell U2412M as it seems to be well-liked around here.