out of range

April 19, 2010 at 07:25:39
Specs: Windows
Was having problems w the video card. Had to
turn computer on / off several times before
signal went to monitor. Recently an Out of
Range message showed up on monitor and
fuzzy almost unreadable display. Installed a new video card.
System started right up but Out of Range
message continues. The display is clearer but
the images are huge. How can this problem be
solved? Thanks

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#1
April 19, 2010 at 08:04:23
You running at a high resolution and sync frequency that your monitor does not support. Boot in safe mode and bring your resolution down.

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#2
April 19, 2010 at 14:53:49
Started in safe mode but can not access any commands due to
large icons off the page.

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#3
April 20, 2010 at 23:04:29
??? Are yoiu saying that you cannot right-click on the desktop area and thus access properties\settings etc?

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#4
April 21, 2010 at 07:49:41
Just what I was going to say. Why do you need access to your Icons to reset your screen res?

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#5
April 27, 2010 at 06:48:53
The menu is so large I can not use the proper function to change
the resolution. When I was able to change it it was at its lowest
setting. The OUT OF RANGE message occurred with the faulty
video card. Is it possible the card failure damaged the monitor?

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#6
April 27, 2010 at 07:19:04
Was able to access properties. Resolution was at lowest
setting. Set to manual specs max and icons enlarge off the
desktop. Started in safe mode but no change, also tried starting
with last known working configuration, no help. Any ideas?

Thanks


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#7
April 27, 2010 at 07:54:05
Clraify - perhaps?

In safe-mode what was the setting there; and did you try it there at the lowest level - which is typically 800x600?

Also possibly the next standard setting - 1024x768?

Have you access to another card... This might be worth to try too; as possibly - since you say you were having problems with the current card - the current card may be faulty and impacting here - regardless of safe-mode or otherwise?


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#8
April 27, 2010 at 13:47:21
The lowest setting was the 800x600 and tried several different
setting up to the manuals maximum. The higher the resolution
the larger the icons. Don't have another card but I did plug the
monitor into my lap top and no change. Same OUT OF RANGE
message and blurred / fuzzy screen. Do you think the monitor is
bad?
Thanks

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#9
April 27, 2010 at 14:53:40
My gut feeling is that this is not a monitor fault - possibly the card. Any chance of trying your monitor on a friends machine (or theirs on yours) because it would be as well to eliminate this possibility?

EDIT:
Looks like I overlapped with your previous post.
Better ignore my gut feelings LOL.


What's the time?


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#10
April 27, 2010 at 15:44:29
No better when connected to another system (the laptop) and also display is described as fuzzy and blurred etc... Both statements point pretty conclusively to it being the monitor itself.

The blurred etc. display is symptomatic of a failed or failing hi-voltage power cct/supply with the monitor itself; the voltage that goes to the CRT - this of course presumes the monitor is a crt system - not an lcd/tft etc... The latter operate in a different way to crt...

Testing your system with a known to be good monitor will more or less confirm your current monitor is faulty if that test monitor is OK when connected to your system (and the laptop too - as confirmation)?

At that point either you have the fault monitor repaired - or by a new one. The cost of repairing the faulty one may well turn out to as much, if not more, than a new one?


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#11
April 28, 2010 at 05:40:43
Thanks for your help. I really appreciate help from sources such
as yourself who know more than me when it comes to
computers.

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