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Problem with Monitor VP930b

By Trancidonia
Nov 9, 2008
  1. Hi, i have this monitor for quite sometime now
    a ViewSonic VP930b
    works great and stuff and the pivot and this and that is great, yeah

    sadly
    it's not my first time to have this Green LED blinking problem with nothing showing up. Couple of time it just goes into like "not respoding mode", a couple of time i have the tap on the "2" buttons just to hope i get the change of it auto fix itself.

    Restarting the system won't help to fix the problem, mostly i'll have to wait or so
    Or wait a couple of hours with my System off, but that aint going to help.
    Unplug and Replugging the DVI cable aint going to help either.

    I'm a gamer, who sometimes only need one monitor to play, so usually i'll sort of turn off my second monitor which is the VP930b using the "Display Propertises(right click on desktop).

    From the Net, i found out the VS's customer services is so bad that i wont even have a thought of contactinging them.

    You Guys have any idea what i should do with it? Like Fix it or Something?

    P.S It's Great while it last... well not for a very long time
    Btw, do you guys have any recommendation of what kind of monitor that i should get which have Pivot and rotating features?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    To quickly get it back working, try this:

    Quote from No Post Tutorial:
    This may actually be the result of incorrect or older drivers installed for your Video card
    I would suggest downloading the most up-to-date Video card drivers for your Video card (or computer if on board Video)
    Then fully un-install the present drivers from Add\Remove programs
    And install the newest drivers are restarting
     
  3. Trancidonia

    Trancidonia TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    ohes thanks man, i tried but it didn't relaly help,
    i'll check the driver soon

    however, it did auto sorta fix itself by showing the D-Sub1,with the LCD flash orange, at which is when i push the "2" button to switch from analog to DVI; however whenever i pushed the button,. it went back into sort of like a "standby" mode(blinking green led), minutes later the D-sub1 message will sort of popup for a couple seconds before retreating into a sleep where i can off the monitor using the power button which is on the front panel.

    exactly 6 horus later after i woke up from my sleep, it's sort of fix'd itself.


    Anyway, attempting to fix driver and see it it will works or not
    brb Testing
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I was thinking after posting the above, I hope you relized I mean remove the Computer power lead, not the display of course :confused:
    Then press to hold the computer power ON button
     
  5. Trancidonia

    Trancidonia TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    oh i did i did, removed the cord and press and hold the power button for 30 seconds,

    wait... i didn't. Opps my bad
     
  6. Trancidonia

    Trancidonia TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    alright, recently i fix my pc from the recent crash for my windows
    i noticed that that particular monitor will go to sleep and will be pretty hard for it to wake up
    so i did what you'd told me by taking out the plug which is the main power source for the pc
    press and hold the on/off button for 30 seconds.. replug in and the monitor is still asleep :(
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    The "sleep" issue can be one of three issues
    1. Monitor is faulty (please try another)
    2. Computer is faulty (Not POSTing effectively)
    3. Video card is faulty

    Please test monitor, and video card (ideally remove\reseat\ or use onboard Video
     
  8. Trancidonia

    Trancidonia TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    i have noticed that not just me alone have this problem, many have pointed finger at the monitor with its horrible after-sale services, i think it's about time for the monitor to go :(

    tested monitor with different ports,
    tested Computer with or without Cards

    but i haven't tested the monitor on my friend's pc yet,

    will update more about it later.

    Viewsonic's Vp930b technically still works but somehow somewhere in the software underneath the plastic casing is giving up.

    No wonder they stop producing it.

    anyway, do you guys know any monitor that can be pivot, tilt and even rotates?

    brb testing monitor
     
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