Computer monitor clear picture, but sideways the picture can not be adjusted.

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by asdf, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. asdf

    asdf Guest

    http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG

    This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good sharp
    picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to adjusted it
    change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that its got to do with
    the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea as to how to fix this???
    what I should do.. or anyone recommend someone / somewhere that would do it
    cheaply?

    Daniel
    asdf, Nov 17, 2003
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  2. asdf

    Stuart Guest

    "asdf" <> wrote in message
    news:5X%tb.762$...
    > http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG
    >
    > This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good sharp
    > picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to adjusted it
    > change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that its got to do with
    > the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea as to how to fix this???
    > what I should do.. or anyone recommend someone / somewhere that would do

    it
    > cheaply?


    A friend of mine had this happen to his monitor. He used to be able to fix
    it by banging it a few times, but that stopped working after a while
    (gee...)

    Apparently it was caused by cheap, unshielded speakers he had next to his
    monitor. It wasn't worth fixing, they told him.

    Stuart
    Stuart, Nov 17, 2003
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  3. asdf

    Craig Sutton Guest

    "Stuart" <> wrote in message
    news:bpa71n$vfj$...
    >
    > "asdf" <> wrote in message
    > news:5X%tb.762$...
    > > http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG
    > >
    > > This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good sharp
    > > picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to adjusted

    it
    > > change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that its got to do

    with
    > > the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea as to how to fix

    this???
    > > what I should do.. or anyone recommend someone / somewhere that would do

    > it
    > > cheaply?

    >
    > A friend of mine had this happen to his monitor. He used to be able to fix
    > it by banging it a few times, but that stopped working after a while
    > (gee...)
    >
    > Apparently it was caused by cheap, unshielded speakers he had next to his
    > monitor. It wasn't worth fixing, they told him.
    >


    Looks like it Could be set at a refresh rate the moniter can't handle.????
    ..
    Craig Sutton, Nov 17, 2003
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  4. asdf

    Warwick Guest

    On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 23:14:18 +1300, "Stuart"
    <> wrote:

    >
    >"asdf" <> wrote in message
    >news:5X%tb.762$...
    >> http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG
    >>
    >> This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good sharp
    >> picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to adjusted it
    >> change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that its got to do with
    >> the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea as to how to fix this???
    >> what I should do.. or anyone recommend someone / somewhere that would do

    >it
    >> cheaply?

    >
    >A friend of mine had this happen to his monitor. He used to be able to fix
    >it by banging it a few times, but that stopped working after a while
    >(gee...)
    >
    >Apparently it was caused by cheap, unshielded speakers he had next to his
    >monitor. It wasn't worth fixing, they told him.
    >
    >Stuart


    Who was they? Sounds a bit suspect to me.
    Stray magnetic fields from speaker etc cause discoloured areas because
    the electron beams been bent and go thru the wrong hole in the shadow
    mask. It is fixed by deGaussing. (and moving whatever is causing the
    magnetic noise further away from the monitor).

    This is a volatage problem I think, the electron beams are not being
    bent far enough horizontally.

    best
    Warwick

    >
    Warwick, Nov 17, 2003
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  5. asdf

    asdf Guest

    Refresh rate is at 60, so I don't think that that is likely.

    Daniel

    "Craig Sutton" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Stuart" <> wrote in

    message
    > news:bpa71n$vfj$...
    > >
    > > "asdf" <> wrote in message
    > > news:5X%tb.762$...
    > > > http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG
    > > >
    > > > This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good sharp
    > > > picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to

    adjusted
    > it
    > > > change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that its got to do

    > with
    > > > the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea as to how to fix

    > this???
    > > > what I should do.. or anyone recommend someone / somewhere that would

    do
    > > it
    > > > cheaply?

    > >
    > > A friend of mine had this happen to his monitor. He used to be able to

    fix
    > > it by banging it a few times, but that stopped working after a while
    > > (gee...)
    > >
    > > Apparently it was caused by cheap, unshielded speakers he had next to

    his
    > > monitor. It wasn't worth fixing, they told him.
    > >

    >
    > Looks like it Could be set at a refresh rate the moniter can't handle.????
    > .
    >
    >
    asdf, Nov 17, 2003
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  6. asdf

    asdf Guest

    Tryed banging it, no help!

    Dan
    "Stuart" <> wrote in message
    news:bpa71n$vfj$...
    >
    > "asdf" <> wrote in message
    > news:5X%tb.762$...
    > > http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG
    > >
    > > This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good sharp
    > > picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to adjusted

    it
    > > change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that its got to do

    with
    > > the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea as to how to fix

    this???
    > > what I should do.. or anyone recommend someone / somewhere that would do

    > it
    > > cheaply?

    >
    > A friend of mine had this happen to his monitor. He used to be able to fix
    > it by banging it a few times, but that stopped working after a while
    > (gee...)
    >
    > Apparently it was caused by cheap, unshielded speakers he had next to his
    > monitor. It wasn't worth fixing, they told him.
    >
    > Stuart
    >
    >
    asdf, Nov 17, 2003
    #6
  7. asdf wrote:
    > Tryed banging it, no help!


    Last time I had a problem like this, rolling the monitor down the flight of
    stairs helped alot... for my mental wellbeing. :)

    Cheers,
    Nicholas Sherlock
    Nicholas Sherlock, Nov 17, 2003
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  8. asdf

    asdf Guest

    lol
    "Nicholas Sherlock" <> wrote in message
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    > asdf wrote:
    > > Tryed banging it, no help!

    >
    > Last time I had a problem like this, rolling the monitor down the flight

    of
    > stairs helped alot... for my mental wellbeing. :)
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Nicholas Sherlock
    >
    >
    asdf, Nov 18, 2003
    #8
  9. On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:37:39 +1300, asdf wrote:

    > Refresh rate is at 60, so I don't think that that is likely.


    Ew. Headache city.

    IIRC current OSH guidelines state that the refresh has to be at least 72Hz
    Uncle StoatWarbler, Nov 18, 2003
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  10. asdf

    Mainlander Guest

    In article <>, alanb+google4
    @digistar.com says...
    > On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:37:39 +1300, asdf wrote:
    >
    > > Refresh rate is at 60, so I don't think that that is likely.

    >
    > Ew. Headache city.
    >
    > IIRC current OSH guidelines state that the refresh has to be at least 72Hz


    PC isn't it? At 640 x 480 60 Hz is just about right IIRC.
    Mainlander, Nov 18, 2003
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  11. asdf

    samg Guest

    "asdf" <> wrote in
    news:5X%tb.762$:

    > http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG
    >
    > This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good sharp
    > picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to
    > adjusted it change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that
    > its got to do with the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea
    > as to how to fix this??? what I should do.. or anyone recommend
    > someone / somewhere that would do it cheaply?
    >
    > Daniel
    >
    >


    yeah same thing happened to my brothers monitor - horizontal sync went out.
    probably cost an hours labour to get fixed.
    samg, Nov 18, 2003
    #11
  12. On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 16:44:35 +1300, Mainlander wrote:

    > PC isn't it? At 640 x 480 60 Hz is just about right IIRC.


    It still flickers. Modern monitors have short persistence phosphors.

    60Hz used to be OK with old monitors - but we're talking 8-12 years old.

    TVs are only OK at 50Hz because the phosphor used in those tubes has quite long
    persistence.
    Uncle StoatWarbler, Nov 18, 2003
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  13. Re: Computer monitor clear picture, but sideways the picture cannot be adjusted.

    Stuart wrote:
    > "asdf" <> wrote in message
    > news:5X%tb.762$...
    >
    >>http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG
    >>
    >>This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good sharp
    >>picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to adjusted it
    >>change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that its got to do with
    >>the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea as to how to fix this???
    >>what I should do.. or anyone recommend someone / somewhere that would do

    >
    > it
    >
    >>cheaply?

    >
    >
    > A friend of mine had this happen to his monitor. He used to be able to fix
    > it by banging it a few times, but that stopped working after a while
    > (gee...)
    >
    > Apparently it was caused by cheap, unshielded speakers he had next to his
    > monitor. It wasn't worth fixing, they told him.
    >
    > Stuart
    >
    >


    not true. it will be a loose solder joint. it is unrelated to adjacent
    speakers. about $40-60 would fix it.
    Alan Liefting, Nov 19, 2003
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  14. Re: Computer monitor clear picture, but sideways the picture cannot be adjusted.

    asdf wrote:
    > http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG
    >
    > This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good sharp
    > picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to adjusted it
    > change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that its got to do with
    > the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea as to how to fix this???
    > what I should do.. or anyone recommend someone / somewhere that would do it
    > cheaply?
    >
    > Daniel
    >


    loss of width and E-W correction. possible a transistor has failed.
    are you in chch?

    i fix monitors.


    >
    Alan Liefting, Nov 19, 2003
    #14
  15. Re: Computer monitor clear picture, but sideways the picture cannot be adjusted.

    Mainlander wrote:
    > In article <>, alanb+google4
    > @digistar.com says...
    >
    >>On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:37:39 +1300, asdf wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Refresh rate is at 60, so I don't think that that is likely.

    >>
    >>Ew. Headache city.
    >>
    >>IIRC current OSH guidelines state that the refresh has to be at least 72Hz

    >
    >
    > PC isn't it? At 640 x 480 60 Hz is just about right IIRC.


    that monitor should be able to work up to 1024x768
    Alan Liefting, Nov 19, 2003
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  16. asdf

    asdf Guest

    No i live in Palmerston North :-(

    "Alan Liefting" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > asdf wrote:
    > > http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG
    > >
    > > This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good sharp
    > > picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to adjusted

    it
    > > change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that its got to do

    with
    > > the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea as to how to fix

    this???
    > > what I should do.. or anyone recommend someone / somewhere that would do

    it
    > > cheaply?
    > >
    > > Daniel
    > >

    >
    > loss of width and E-W correction. possible a transistor has failed.
    > are you in chch?
    >
    > i fix monitors.
    >
    >
    > >

    >
    asdf, Nov 19, 2003
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  17. asdf

    Stuart Guest

    "Alan Liefting" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >> > Apparently it was caused by cheap, unshielded speakers he had next to

    his
    > > monitor. It wasn't worth fixing, they told him.

    > not true. it will be a loose solder joint. it is unrelated to adjacent
    > speakers. about $40-60 would fix it.


    Interesting. His explanation seemed plausable enough to me, and as it was
    such an old monitor I didn't bother arguing. Noted for future reference :)

    Stuart
    Stuart, Nov 19, 2003
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  18. asdf

    dickydoo Guest

    There is a little computer repair shop in Shannon try ringing they
    specialuse in monitor repairs.
    "asdf" <> wrote in message
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    > No i live in Palmerston North :-(
    >
    > "Alan Liefting" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > >
    > > asdf wrote:
    > > > http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG
    > > >
    > > > This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good sharp
    > > > picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to

    adjusted
    > it
    > > > change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that its got to do

    > with
    > > > the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea as to how to fix

    > this???
    > > > what I should do.. or anyone recommend someone / somewhere that would

    do
    > it
    > > > cheaply?
    > > >
    > > > Daniel
    > > >

    > >
    > > loss of width and E-W correction. possible a transistor has failed.
    > > are you in chch?
    > >
    > > i fix monitors.
    > >
    > >
    > > >

    > >

    >
    >
    dickydoo, Nov 19, 2003
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  19. asdf

    dickydoo Guest

    That was meant to be specialise.
    "dickydoo" <> wrote in message
    news:5DGub.2872$...
    > There is a little computer repair shop in Shannon try ringing they
    > specialuse in monitor repairs.
    > "asdf" <> wrote in message
    > news:ZXFub.2832$...
    > > No i live in Palmerston North :-(
    > >
    > > "Alan Liefting" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > asdf wrote:
    > > > > http://shell.world-net.co.nz/~farley/P1010008.JPG
    > > > >
    > > > > This is a pic of what I mean, the computer monitor shows a good

    sharp
    > > > > picture, but it is all squeezed up narrow, and the controls to

    > adjusted
    > > it
    > > > > change, but don't change the picture. my guess is that its got to

    do
    > > with
    > > > > the magnets that pull the picture out.. any idea as to how to fix

    > > this???
    > > > > what I should do.. or anyone recommend someone / somewhere that

    would
    > do
    > > it
    > > > > cheaply?
    > > > >
    > > > > Daniel
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > loss of width and E-W correction. possible a transistor has failed.
    > > > are you in chch?
    > > >
    > > > i fix monitors.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    dickydoo, Nov 19, 2003
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  20. On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 22:23:42 +1300, dickydoo wrote:

    > There is a little computer repair shop in Shannon try ringing they
    > specialuse in monitor repairs.


    Bruce Dix in Main Street (Bruces) and another outfit in Ftizherbert Ave
    also deal with monitors.

    They're somewhat closer than Shannon.
    Uncle StoatWarbler, Nov 19, 2003
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