Originally Posted by rhindle
I ended up with an FSM 270-YG from eBay and have a flickering problem. You mention opening up the monitor as you could probably fix the flickering. Can you explain? If this is something I could possible do myself I'm up for it as I only have a couple dead pixels and this screen is amazing. REALLY don't want to go down the return path although I have contacted the seller to let him know if he has any suggestions. I may run to Fry's and get another dual-link DVI cable just to see.
Dabb checking again to see how opening the monitor would fix the flickering. I have a 27" IPS FSM 270-YG from eBay and the picture is great, but it has random flickering where mostly the bottom of the screen sort of shifts quickly to the right and back. Here is my depressing video to the Korean seller to demonstrate the problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IfzYzKWLko
He is ok with sending me another monitor, but I have to pay to ship the first one back which will likely be over $100 from what I have gathered. I've tried 3 different Dual DVI cables and 3 different computers with 3 different type of Nvidia cards (GTX 670, GTX 460, GTS 250) with the same results. I'm very tempted to open the monitor to see if there are any loose connections or something like that which is what I'm assuming what you would do if you opened the monitor, but I wanted to confirm as you sounded pretty confident you would be able to fix the flickering. I just don't want to open it, not be able to fix it, ship it back, they see somehow it was opened and then I'm out $450-500 with not even a flickering monitor to show for it.
I would LOVE to fix this myself rather than going through the pain and expense of shipping this one back and *hoping* I get a good one. Plus its going to take forever I'm sure. Sigh. I'm already out $350 with a monitor that looks great and is usable, but flickers occasionally and will put another $100+ to ship it back and hope for the best.. again.
Any advice from others who have been in this position just to see what you did would be awesome.