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Shrinking Monitor Screen

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  1. emac921

    emac921 Thread Starter

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    My wife has a 17" Princeton monitor, her video card is a Nvidia TNT 64.

    On occasions, her screen shrinks in from top, bottom and sides.

    It is very easy to adjust, but gets on her nerves. Does anyone know why this may be happening?

    BTW, I have adjusted her refresh rate to 72hz which is 2hz over the max for VGA.

    Comments please.
     
  2. n2gun

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    It may be the monitor itself. If possible connect it to another computer for a while to see what happens. If it is the monitor and it is still under warranty I would get it replaced as soon as possible. It sounds to me like the high voltage in the monitor is varying and it could go any time.
     
  3. emac921

    emac921 Thread Starter

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    It's no longer in warranty. I guess I'll wait for the crash.

    Thanks
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    When you say it's very easy to adjust, exactly what are you doing to adjust it?
     
  5. emac921

    emac921 Thread Starter

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    With buttons on the front, I can adjust the Horiz. and Vert. size and positions.

    That's all I do.
     
  6. pronute

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    Does this happen when your viewing it right in front of you, or is it when you boot up? If it's when you boot up; are you booting from monitor stand by, or power off? I ask because some monitors lose all settings when you power them down and/ or shut off the surge protector that the monitor is pluged into. if this is happening while the monitor is in use then you do have a problem, probably the monitor it's self.
     
  7. emac921

    emac921 Thread Starter

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    It happens on monitor stanby, we hardly turn the thing off, only once a week on the average.
     
  8. Triple6

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    Sounds like the monitor is on the way out - not worth fixing although it could work like this for many years still.
     
  9. pronute

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    In that case if you got your moneys worth out of it so far then your previous post; "just wait for the crash" is probably the only thing to do, repairing it will cost about the same as a new one.
     
  10. emac921

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    Thanks guys, for the replys. I'll just wait for the ultimate to happen.
     
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