Originally Posted by hawkeye79
Well - I am testing with the cable that came with the Shimian - and also with this cable:
Which says dual link on the cable so I think I am okay cable wise. The cable from ta_planet does not say dual link on it but it has all the pins of a dual-link cable on the connectors.
Well mine has not worked yet - but when I have it connected to the computer on the 8800GTS or GTX550Ti, I get a solid blue light and the backlight comes on. Windows 7 recognizes it as a monitor and says it has extended my desktop to it. I can move windows off the screen onto it, but can't see them on the monitor. The light will flash blue when I either set the resolution for the Shimian to some weird setting or when I plug it into my 6800GS card (which I do not think is compatible - may not be dual-link).
I got my monitor (QH270) on monday but have not been able to get it to work. I have been combing threads to try and find people with similar problems but have had only minimal luck so I figured I would try and post. Basically when I plug in the monitor windows recognizes it and the blue light turns solid. The backlight comes on but nothing appears on the screen. I tried booting with the monitor on 1st and with the shimian as the only monitor connected. I have a EVGA 580 GTXTi which has two DVI-I outputs. I tried buying several new dual-link DVI cables however the ones I ordered from monoprice http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10209&cs_id=1020901&p_id=2686&seq=1&format=2
will not fit because the cable is too fat and runs into a protruding edge below the DVI input on the monitor. I bought a DL-DVI cable from frys and when I try using that the blue light blinks indicating it is not receiving any signal. I contacted the seller and he said make a video so he can review it. The only thing I have not tried is trying it on another computer because I do not have another computer that could run the monitor. I know I have read where some people have had to send their monitors back but that makes me nervous because it will be $100+ to send it back and how would I honestly know if they "test" my monitor and it "magically seems to work"? I guess I could try and discretely etch something into the monitor somewhere? Also the seller I bought from was dream-seller. Any help would be greatly appreciated.