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Well, I took a chance and ordered a catleap with tempered glass from red-cap, hoping that I would get a 2b model, since someone reported getting one from him. I ordered on the 16th, he didn't ship it till the 23rd, and it arrived today. To my disappointment it is a 2c model, so I am counting on Scribby to get the pcbs. There are no dead pixels that I can see, but I haven't looked to closely, unfortunately there are significant dust globs behind the glass. Another issue is when looking at an all white screen there seems to be a darkish shadow about an inch thick going across the screen at the very bottom, it is so faint that it doesn't really bother me though.

When I was reading all the threads I took note of everyone saying what a bad stand it has, but words cannot describe how bad it is, it wobbles if I sneeze too hard. I will replace it asap.

To the people asking about the ati 5850, everything displays fine on mine, including the bios. I also tried the PWM test, and I honestly could not get clear cycles. If I had to compare the pictures to the article, it looks like the 2009 macbook, so I don't know if I am just doing it horribly wrong or what.
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I had almost a dozen companies reply to my RFQ on the boards, only one so far says they can source the cables.  I am hoping this is not a bait and switch deal.  Emailing "Angela" as we speak (back and forth back and forth) to nail down exactly my cost for the gerber files and materials list and how they plan on sourcing the cables.


I am told they can do this in as little as 1 day (file and list) and get me a cost on the second or third day.  


Again, my real concern are the cables.  I am sure they can sub-contract that out to another company and probably would be easy for them to do so and make a buck or two in the process.


I will miss my OC Catleap though!!!   sad-smiley-002.gif

   
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Scribby, I still haven't managed to get my monitor profiles to stick. Every single time I get out of a SC2 game, my monitors are still back at default profiles. It's driving my nuts!

Supposedly, Monitor Calibration Wizard is supposed to help, but I can't figure out how to use it (either that, or it simply isn't working for me).
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Well, I took a chance and ordered a catleap with tempered glass from red-cap, hoping that I would get a 2b model, since someone reported getting one from him. I ordered on the 16th, he didn't ship it till the 23rd, and it arrived today. To my disappointment it is a 2c model, so I am counting on Scribby to get the pcbs. There are no dead pixels that I can see, but I haven't looked to closely, unfortunately there are significant dust globs behind the glass. Another issue is when looking at an all white screen there seems to be a darkish shadow about an inch thick going across the screen at the very bottom, it is so faint that it doesn't really bother me though.
When I was reading all the threads I took note of everyone saying what a bad stand it has, but words cannot describe how bad it is, it wobbles if I sneeze too hard. I will replace it asap.
To the people asking about the ati 5850, everything displays fine on mine, including the bios. I also tried the PWM test, and I honestly could not get clear cycles. If I had to compare the pictures to the article, it looks like the 2009 macbook, so I don't know if I am just doing it horribly wrong or what.

How can your display work (bios) with the 5850 but others don't? Not sure how some can work and others can't. headscratch.gif
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Verick have you tried tapping on the glass to see if you can get the dust to drop yet? I heard some others had success with that.
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There's many 5850's out there that use many different components in their builds.
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My QUOTE doesn't seem to work all of a sudden!


To kevin:  Weird, I don't seem to have that issue as I reported before.  I will try it again in the a.m. and report back.  When you say the calibration wizard I assume you mean the windows one?  Toasty may be the man to help (or chime in here) since he is the calibration guru!

   
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CRAAAAP!  After pushing my contact big time on the cables she folded and said that they CANNOT make those.  So I am back at square one for that.


Anyone with a line on a company that can do the cabling?  I will keep looking and in the meantime I will still send out the PCBs to be reverse engineered.  At least I will have that bit in hand and ready to go.

   
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How can your display work (bios) with the 5850 but others don't? Not sure how some can work and others can't. headscratch.gif
I have an OEM 5850, so maybe other companies mucked with the card somehow.
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Verick have you tried tapping on the glass to see if you can get the dust to drop yet? I heard some others had success with that.
Didn't work, I am going to try and get it off to clean it.
post #1620 of 11286
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My QUOTE doesn't seem to work all of a sudden!


To kevin:  Weird, I don't seem to have that issue as I reported before.  I will try it again in the a.m. and report back.  When you say the calibration wizard I assume you mean the windows one?  Toasty may be the man to help (or chime in here) since he is the calibration guru!

Ok, I think I may have gotten my profiles to stick with powerstrip (was a pain figuring out how to do it...) I will post how I did it when I have a little more time to document it, and validate it. Apparently only works with ATI cards?

Monitor Calibration Wizard is a small program that's supposed to store and refresh your calibration every so often so nothing overwrites it.
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