09-03-2005, 02:53 AM
| | Re: Monitor gone wrong
"Martin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I was recently given a Proview PK-772 17" CRT monitor to use with a new PC
>that i'd built.
> So i disconnected the old piece of cr@p 14" monitor that i'd been using
> and connected the Proview.
> Booted up the PC and all seemed fine - the colour on the Proview was a bit
> out of balance, but Windows XP booted to the desktop.
> (The Proview hadn't been used for many months but was believed to be
> working ok).
> First thing i decided was to increase the refresh-rate from 60Hz (as it'd
> been set to on the old monitor) to something a bit higher.
> So, using MultiRes, i set a higher refresh-rate, i think i set it to 75Hz
> @ 1024x768.
> As soon as i changed the refresh rate the monitor went blank and seemed to
> switch into standby mode, the monitor also started to make an endless
> series of clicking type sounds.
> The clicking sounds sound much like an electrical relay rapidly turning on
> and off repeatedly - say two or three times a second.
> I have MutiRes set up so that any invalid settings can instantly be
> cancelled and previous settings restored by pressing escape, so assuming
> that i'd set too high a refresh rate for the Proview i pressed escape
> expecting it to return to a working 60Hz refresh rate.
> It didn't work!
> The monitor showed no display whatsoever and just seemed to be in it's
> standby mode with the relay type switching sounds repeating endlessly.
> I powered down and tried a reboot - no change, just the same clicking
> sounds and no display.
> I disconnected the Proview and connected the old 14" monitor - other than
> booting to Safe Mode to restore the refresh rate to 60Hz it worked ok - no
> I left the monitor, disconnected from both PC and mains, overnight hoping
> it'd maybe work the next day.
> But it's exactly the same - no display and the endless relay type clicking
> There's no OSD either - the monitor seems to have rejected the higher
> refresh rate and gone into standby mode but not returned to normal power
> on mode.
> What's the solution?
> Have i damaged the Proview by selecting too high a refresh rate?
> Anyone got any suggestions other than dumping the Proview?
> I have a Proview 770 on this PC and if i set too high a refresh rate it'll
> go into standby mode but as soon as i correct the refresh rate it's ok.
> The PC that i connected the Proview to was using on-board video by the
> way - it's a WinFast K7S741MG running a Sempron 2400+.
> Thanks for any help.
> No replies to this email address please - it's a spam only address!
PS i forgot to add that the Proview now just makes the clicking sounds and
displays nothing whether connected to a PC or powered up not connected to a
(Sounds like i've broken it heh?).