Originally Posted by aeyea
Ordered my Catleap Q270 from dream-seller on 3/5, it arrived yesterday in the US on 3/12. Now I'm struggling to get anything other than a blank screen
Was a bit paranoid when opening up the box since it looked (from signs of wear) like it might have been previously opened up form the bottom (without breaking the top seal) and taped back up. Also the clear wrap cover had been cut out on the base stand where the neck fits in, and also had been cut on the back of the monitor so that the input jacks could be accessed. Can anyone confirm if this is how they all come new?
I guess the good news is that when the monitor is on (backlight on) showing a blank black screen, there are no bright dead pixels :/ Bad news is that I can't get a picture to show. I've tried two cards - a 8600 GT and a 4670 HD, both of which say they support dual-link DVI on all DVI ports in their card specs. I only have the DVI cable that came with the monitor to test. Once I was able to get a picture out of the 8600 GT (didn't notice any dead black pixels too..), but that was a fleeting moment and it refuses to do it again. Curiously the time I got it to work, it was first showing up blank. When I plugged in a second DVI monitor into the second port, the catleap flashed as if it were switching modes and then the image popped up. I've tried every combination of 1-2 monitors / jacks / settings since then but no luck.
Can anyone say what happens if you send a lower resolution signal to the monitor (without GPU scaling) or turn down the refresh rate below 60 Hz? Does anyone have suggestions about which DVI timings are most likely to work? I'd like to send an easier signal down the cable, but dunno if that should work or not. I'm a bit worried that the monitor seems to blank out on other people when they push their refresh rate past 60 Hz (I got a C model). Worried that mine has the same problem but can't even get to 60 Hz..
i dont think dual link dvi is supported all all ports on any gpu...
you probably dont have the right cables. or just dont have it plugged in the right port.
i've seen some posts about turning monitor on after boot or something like that....