Monitor Troubles, RMA?
Purchased a Viewsonic P95F+B from Newegg and last night I went through hell trying to figure out what was going wrong with it.
This monitor is the left of 2 CRTs in my new dual setup, the right monitor being my old Dell Trinitron... both are 19 inchers. I purchased a DVI -> VGA adaptor for the 2nd older monitor and the new Viewsonic is going straight into the VGA port on my GF4 TI4600. Everything is configured properly and they are working, but not without problems.
The new (left #1) has a very noticeable color problem on the top left corner that looks like a magnetic issue but I can't figure out why it behaves the way it does. When I turn off or remove the other monitor, it stays. When I take everything away from the monitor it's still there, but when I turn the monitor to face another direction, the problem seems to go away but a new problem pops up on the top right corner, this time instead of dulling it turns purple. I have spent the entire night rearranging everything around the desk and it's driving me crazy. Something else I noticed was that from the exact point where the distorted color on the top left ends, there are a few white discolored vertical lines going from the very top of the monitor to the bottom. Everything to the right of that line is fine, the left is always inconsistant depending on which direction the monitor is facing. The lines are very noticeable and I've tried all the normal troubleshooting procedures such as degausing and returning it to defaults, to shutting it off for a 1/2 hour. I tried hooking the monitor up to a few other computers and the problems still occurred. I swapped the monitors left-right and no love.
It seems magnetic but is it possible that something could be broken that would make it extra sensitive. Either way, no matter which direction, there's a problem.
Please help out, Any suggestions before I RMA?