Monitor Shadowing!

By MattG
Mar 19, 2004
  1. Hey guys, ive had this monitor for about a little over a month now.

    ViewSonic P95f+ - 279.00 at

    At first it was working great - but getting shadowing to the right of the left side of the monitor, and to the right of the mouse and graphics etc. Really big in Games such as Dark Age of Camelot.

    any one experience this before? I called them, and they want me to RMA the monitor..sigh - so much money right now to send that thing back to them. Hoping that maybe some one else had this problem before and fixed it? :)

    Thanks guys.

  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Sounds like your convergence might be off.

    Most (newer or nicer) monitors have convergence controls using the OSD menu found on the front panel of your monitor.

    While I'd never suggest it unless you are familiar with monitor repair, there's usually some dials on the inside of the monitor which control how the image looks. Sometimes these controls can adjust the convergence.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    But then again, if it worked at one time you should not have to adjust any controls. That's a pretty good sign your monitor is about to kick the bucket. It might be worth the shipping to get it replaced.

    FedEx ground is very cheap shipping, if you are looking for something economical. You can probably send it for under $15 to $20 depending on the size and weight. Of course, you may not have a place that accepts FedEx ground packages nearby (most places accept express only).

    BUT you can pay an extra $5 fee and FedEx will actually come pick it up for you.

    You could also ship via UPS and have them come pick it up. It's going to be more than FedEx ground for sure though, but much cheaper than FedEx express or USPS.
  4. Steverz

    Steverz TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Even though it appears that your monitor is defective, make certain to properly troubleshoot your situation. Place a "known good" monitor with your computer and test. If the replacement is fine, then you may have a bad monitor. On the other hand, if you see a similar problem, then suspect your video card or AGP slot. Check the pins in the monitor cable to make certain one is not loose or bent since this can cause a variety of odd colors or other problems to show on your monitor. Last, move your computer a little farther from your monitor and make certain you do not have a TV nearby in order to reduce the magnetic field around your monitor, which can also cause a variety of onscreen oddities.
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