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Dark Monitor and can't fix.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Milo, Jan 14, 2002.

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  1. Milo

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    My monitor has been fairly dark for some time. I even just upgraded with almost entirly new parts, and it's still the same. My Gamma and Contrast are all the way up, and I can still hardly see darker images. Is there anything I can do about this? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. richardp

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    get a new monitor:) :D :cool: ;)
     
  3. brianF

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    Actually I would try another monitor first, does it correct the problem.

    You have adjust the contrast, etc where. On the monitor controls or under your display settings. a lot of video cards have options in the display properties, settings, advanced to control brightness
     
  4. Milo

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    Getting a new monitor isn't an option for me, and there are no settings in the Display Panel for that (I've looked). I was hoping for some kind of program that I could download which would let me do that, but I guess there isn't one.
     
  5. brianF

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    Well it would be a program that works in conjunction with your video card, not your monitor. What type of video card do you have.
     
  6. Milo

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    It's a Sis 630/730 onboard Video Card.
     
  7. brianF

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    Sorry should have asked, what operating system are you running.
    Not sure if I can find anything that works with sys but will try
     
  8. brianF

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    I'm running into a road block on the sis chip, do you have this utility described here

    In windows 98 with the sis utility /sistray/ i could change the brightness in my display settings. Now i'm using windows 2000 with directx 8.1 with the sistray/utility and i cant find where to turn up my brightness/gamma. Some games are way to dark to play and dont have a brightness setting in the game itself . please help.
    SiS technician's response
    I did test the problem with SIS630/730 2.04.50 version under Win2000, but I didn't find the problem you described. Please tell us which SIS630/730 version did you use? Or could you provide us more details about your problem.
     
  9. Milo

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    I'm running Windows XP, and I saw that response on their Tech Support (They're morons there... look at my other questions there ;)) I can't find the Sis utility things, I've looked, and all I can find is Icons that have to do with Gamma things.
     
  10. ack

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    I'm having the same problem with my monitor, except it happened just this afternoon. It was fine in the morning, I went out, leaving the monitor on, but screensaver operational, and when I reactivated, everything was dark.

    I guess that's not much help, but someone else is keeping an eye on this exchange, fyi. My monitor is only 6 mos. old. It's definitely not high-end, but it shouldn't be acting up yet.
     
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