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Poll Results: Vote when your Achieva/Catleap monitor comes in.

 
  • 41% (232)
    Achieva QH270
  • 2% (12)
    Achieva QH270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 8% (46)
    Achieva QH270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
  • 40% (224)
    Catleap Q270
  • 1% (8)
    Catleap Q270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 5% (33)
    Catleap Q270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
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post #2931 of 4784
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

Without. With glass has lots of dust behind the panel. Glass was intended to block the monitors from Korean gamers' rage or something.

I don't know, I've got the monitor with glass and totally in love with it. Looks like a giant ipad.
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post #2932 of 4784
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

Without. With glass has lots of dust behind the panel. Glass was intended to block the monitors from Korean gamers' rage or something.

I would agree with adjas here, I do quite like the look and feel of the tempered glass on my monitor. As I've posted before, on the Catleap tempered glass version, taking the glass off for cleaning is not an arduous project. Just need a philips screwdriver and a flat screwdriver. Unscrew, pop the bezel, clean, pop bezel back on, screw tight. I only had one or two pieces of dust, and I had to take it apart to access the VESA holes anyways.
post #2933 of 4784
green-sum SUCKS!
I ordered the YAMAKASI CATLEAP Q270 27" LED 2560X1440 In-speaker Monitor + Tempered glass on 3-14 for $398.90 + $60.00 for the Zero-defect option.
It is now 3-23, 9 days later and I've heard NOTHING from green-sum.

When I ordered it said 3 sold, i was number 4.
Now it says 13 sold and the listing was changed AFTER i ordered mine to give an estimated delivery date of 4-10 to 4-23.
Actually that estimated delivery date has changed SEVERAL times on his listing AFTER i ordered.

I sent a message asking when it will ship and haven't heard back yet.

NOT HAPPY

Even if i would get a refund, i'm still losing two weeks of time i could have ordered from someone else.

I know some of you had a good experience with green-sum, but I cannot say the same.
To me this is right up there with a website listing something in stock and then notify you of a back order AFTER you pay.
post #2934 of 4784
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Originally Posted by MTDEW View Post

green-sum SUCKS!
I ordered the YAMAKASI CATLEAP Q270 27" LED 2560X1440 In-speaker Monitor + Tempered glass on 3-14 for $398.90 + $60.00 for the Zero-defect option.
It is now 3-23, 9 days later and I've heard NOTHING from green-sum.
When I ordered it said 3 sold, i was number 4.
Now it says 13 sold and the listing was changed AFTER i ordered mine to give an estimated delivery date of 4-10 to 4-23.
Actually that estimated delivery date has changed SEVERAL times on his listing AFTER i ordered.
I sent a message asking when it will ship and haven't heard back yet.
NOT HAPPY
Even if i would get a refund, i'm still losing two weeks of time i could have ordered from someone else.
I know some of you had a good experience with green-sum, but I cannot say the same.
To me this is right up there with a website listing something in stock and then notify you of a back order AFTER you pay.

Simmer down boss. Your getting a amazing monitor, for a insanely good price.
If the price is not worth a few extras days of transit time, then run to the apple store and spend $1000 on the same thing.
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post #2935 of 4784
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Simmer down boss. Your getting a amazing monitor, for a insanely good price.
If the price is not worth a few extras days of transit time, then run to the apple store and spend $1000 on the same thing.
LOL
You can sell me a new 2012 Chevy Camaro for $400.00 , but if i never receive it, then its not such a good deal now is it?

My point is , it was advertised 4-5 day shipping, and is now listed as way longer ,so something clearly went wrong.

But the lack of communication, even when i asked the seller about if there is a delay ,is the most frustrating part.
post #2936 of 4784
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Originally Posted by MTDEW View Post

green-sum SUCKS!
I ordered the YAMAKASI CATLEAP Q270 27" LED 2560X1440 In-speaker Monitor + Tempered glass on 3-14 for $398.90 + $60.00 for the Zero-defect option.
It is now 3-23, 9 days later and I've heard NOTHING from green-sum.
When I ordered it said 3 sold, i was number 4.
Now it says 13 sold and the listing was changed AFTER i ordered mine to give an estimated delivery date of 4-10 to 4-23.
Actually that estimated delivery date has changed SEVERAL times on his listing AFTER i ordered.
I sent a message asking when it will ship and haven't heard back yet.
NOT HAPPY
Even if i would get a refund, i'm still losing two weeks of time i could have ordered from someone else.
I know some of you had a good experience with green-sum, but I cannot say the same.
To me this is right up there with a website listing something in stock and then notify you of a back order AFTER you pay.


I know its a big commitment, but you had read this thread fully, you would already have had fair warning (Post 2591)
    
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post #2937 of 4784
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Originally Posted by TriWheel View Post

I know its a big commitment, but you had read this thread fully, you would already have had fair warning (Post 2591)
Wow, that post would have been about on the day i placed my order.

So its not just me who has experienced poor communication with green-sum.
Not sure if that is good or bad.

Well, at the very least i got to post my experience so others can view it before deciding who they order from.
post #2938 of 4784
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Originally Posted by CharlesK View Post


salut biggrin.gif
Dream seller said he can do an invoice with low value ( actually He proposed it when I asked for the invoice, but since the customs said that they also wanted the paypal payment history, it was not possible). But yeah, I think it's not very legal
for those who want to disassemble the achieva, it's a bit difficult (hope you will understand with my english biggrin.gif)
The first and hardest part is to separate the black bezel from the white one, the problem is that they are clipped and glued with double sided tape. You need to separate them in order to access to the screws that attach the white bezel to the housing.
(I made the photos during reassembling).
401
It is easier to pull it out if you do it from the inner side of the bezel, but you need to be very careful to not harm the panel, there is glue only at the bottom, and a little on the sides, so once you've pried open the botom, you're done. (uncliping is easy)
Now you have this :
401
just unscrew the screws tongue.gif
401
and then unclip the white bezel (from the outside of the bezel)
Now these 2 screws are the only ones that attach the panel to the housing :
401
lift up a little the panel from the botom or right side and you'll see the internal and where to unplug the cables to completely separate the panel from the housing.
Now, for fixing the buzzing sound :
the panel pcb (where are the buzzing chokes) is behind this :
401
I did not take a photo, but it's nearly the same as the catleap one (photo from ScribbyDaGreat) :
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edit : better with some paint works tongue.gif
We can see one, the component with "220" written upside-down, the over one is hidden under the little black square foam, cover them with epoxy, and it will shut them up. 100% success on my monitor, which was quite loud. Now it's deadly silent.

 

 Sorry for the long quote, but this has me wondering if the buzzing some people are complaining of can be this simple of a fix.  Here are some pics of my two different monitors (OC and non-OC) - and you can plainly see the panel cover is different.  It seems that the buzzing panels (non-OC monitors) should have a cover with a hole for that piece on the PCB and don't thereby making it buzz.  Someone else with a "buzzer" should confirm this for the group!

 

 

Interesting little difference between the two setups I never noticed before.  The covers for the panel PCBs are different.  Not a big deal, but interesting all the same.

 

THIS IS THE COVER FROM MY OC MONITOR COVERING THE NON-OC BOARD.  SEE HOW THE CUT OUT MATCHES THE PCB PERFECTLY?

IMG_1388.JPG

 

HERE IT IS OVER THE OC PCB - AS IT CAME FROM THE FACTORY - NOT A GREAT FIT

IMG_1389.JPG

 

THIS IS THE COVER FOR A NON-OC BOARD - NO CUT OUT

IMG_1390.JPG

 

IF YOU LOOK AT THE TWO PCBS YOU CAN SEE THE OC PCB HAS A COVER OVER ONE PIECE WHERE THE NON-OC BOARD DOES NOT.  I THINK THE COVERS ARE WRONG FROM THE FACTORY FOR MY MONITORS!

2fd46910_IMG_1383.jpeg

 

Again, just an observation that apparently these manufacturers are using a grab bag of parts to put these monitors on the market.

 


 

 

   
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post #2939 of 4784
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 Sorry for the long quote, but this has me wondering if the buzzing some people are complaining of can be this simple of a fix.  Here are some pics of my two different monitors (OC and non-OC) - and you can plainly see the panel cover is different.  It seems that the buzzing panels (non-OC monitors) should have a cover with a hole for that piece on the PCB and don't thereby making it buzz.  Someone else with a "buzzer" should confirm this for the group!

!! Ok, looks like I have to take apart my monitor (all the way to the PCB) and see if I can get it to stop buzzing!
post #2940 of 4784
the pcb on my achieva is the the same one labelled "NON-OC PCB" on your last pic (actually I grabbed the first pic of pcb I saw on your thread to illustrate my tutorial, it happened to be the wrong one ^^) , and the metal cover don't have a hole for the choke on the right.

I don't know if the fact that there is no hole in the cover has an influence on the buzz, maybe the cover is touching one of the choke and thus propagate and amplify the sound.

Anyway, putting epoxy glue on chokes (and gluing them to the pcb) prevent them from vibrating which nullify the source of the sound, propagation or not

the solid states choke you usually see on motherboard/video card (the cubic components) are chokes coated in epoxy to prevent them from vibrating (buzz)
(but well, when a high load pass through the power circuit, it still makes them buzz a little)

The action of gluing them has the same purpose smile.gif
Edited by CharlesK - 3/23/12 at 8:59am
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