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Greensum mailed all the buyers a scan of an english manual for the catleap today.
post #3362 of 11297
I had no luck contacting the seller about my broken internal cable, so I now have a non-functioning Catleap monitor (folks, be VERY careful taking off the cover if you intend to do so!!)
Scribby, I know your priority is sourcing the boards, and that's fine, but it sounds like it's still going to be a while (if ever) that they're ready for purchase. In the meantime, can you PM me the contact info so I can inquire about a new cable? Or inquire on my behalf? I'll gladly pay for this. I have a $350 monitor right now that's non-functional. I know this is my own fault, but nevertheless I would appreciate it greatly if I could get this fixed.

Thanks!
Edited by Aquineas - 4/26/12 at 12:20pm
post #3363 of 11297
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Originally Posted by Kosta88 View Post

3) That is calming, since you can quite easily replace the PCB - are we talking about backlight bleed or uneven brightness accross the screen?
In the dark I see no backlight bleeding with a black background, no at all! At the same time I have strong uneven brightness accross the screen at low and middle levels of brightness.
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Thanks for the reply. But i won't accept it and neither should you! biggrin.gif I'm sure there's a way to fix it. Have you tried swapping out the DVI-D cable? Also does anyone know if the soldering mod applies here or have any other ideas how to correct these problems?

Anyway I am not going to accept it and most likely I will get rid of it and then will try to buy another one. Maybe lost some money. Swapping DVI cable won't fix the problem.
Probable you have only 4 options:
- give up and get used to it, eventually understanding that it is a low cost device
- trying the soldering mode(for 2C PCB) at your own risk
- have a hassle with your seller and ask for a replacement/refund or just return it wasting some money to send it back
- try to sell it, may be lost some money and have another attempt.

I read about the mod in original thread (Russian is my native language), there you can find the photo of a screen at the minimal brightness after the mod was applied: http://forum.ixbt.com/topic.cgi?id=28:27061-28#896
Privately, I think that it is not my choice because I have neither soldering skills nor clear understanding of basic electrical principles. Variety of PCB versions might be a problem also.
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Originally Posted by holic-lolic View Post

I had thought my monitor with no problems, but it isn't right.
(As has been said already)This problem is not fatal.
Or, is there always visible difference in the worst cases?
The worst case I've seen you can find here http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-monitor-club/2110#post_16887673
But there was another type of PCB and uneven brightness appeared at any levels of brightness there.
So if it is not bothering you much, you should just forget about it. In my case it's driving me nuts.
Edited by urliam - 4/26/12 at 1:04pm
post #3364 of 11297
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Originally Posted by Rob Cooper View Post

I recently decided to upgrade my monitor. Had been reading about strides being made in pixel density and resulting sharpness and clarity of images on the screen. Catleap seemed to be the low priced option in the WQHD Monitor class. So, I bought one thru Amazon. It arrived very quickly and seemingly in good shape. But with a few surprises: (1) no driver software CD, (2) User Manual in Korean, (3) Manufacturer web site mostly still in Korean even after using Google translate, (4) some lists of GPU’s on the web site (maybe the ones supported by the Q270?), (5) 220v ac to 24v dc power converter. Well maybe the Q270 is plug-and-play??

So, I got a 110v to 220v transformer and hooked it up. (I now see that the extra transformer may not have been necessary, but oh well it’s done). I get a red light on the Q270 when power is applied, turns green when the power button is pushed, and then turns to flashing green, BLANK SCREEN! Removed power, detached the DVI-D cable and hooked it up to my old monitor, booted up and the system works fine. By the way, my computer only has one DVI-D connector, so I can’t hook up both monitors at the same time to see if I can see anything helpful, or try to kick off a search for a new device routine.

So, the power arrangement didn’t blow up the Q270 monitor, and the cable seems to work OK (at least on the old monitor). The totally blank screen (not a flicker) seems to indicate that the monitor is not processing the signal from my computer. So much for plug-and-play! I realize that there could be some hardware problem inside the Q270, but I don’t have any way of evaluating that unless I take the monitor to a computer repair shop that might have one of the appropriate GPU’s.
I will do that if necessary, but thought I would ask a couple of questions first: (1) what are the odds that my old display adapter just can’t talk to the Q270? (My guess at this point, near 100%), (2) what’s the optimum replacement for me? (I’m not into gaming and overclocking, just want a very clear image for Microsoft Office, photos, videos …) Probably, something under $100 that one or more club member has actually used with success. (3) Are there any tricks to get it running?

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Hi from what I can tell your GPU will not work, I've used a mates PC to see if it would work as he has a GPU like yours, Best bet is a Asus HD 6450 SILENT EDITION 1024MB.. Cheap and will do the job smile.gif
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Hi fellas! I'm planning to buy two of 2B's catleaps for dual monitors setup.. could someone who has already has two of these to post their picture of the monitors side by side?thanks!
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Hi fellas! I'm planning to buy two of 2B's catleaps for dual monitors setup.. could someone who has already has two of these to post their picture of the monitors side by side?thanks!

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Just got mine in today and it is STUNNING!! I would upload the unboxing photos but there seems to be quite a few up here already. Anyhow, I am very pleased with this purchase.

On a side note I ordered mine from dcsamsungmall on the morning of 24th and it arrived at my doorstep in Colorado the afternoon of the 26th. Model 2d, 0 dead pixels found and no uneven back lighting. The stand is a POS like everyone else has already noted, but I plan to swap it out in the near future. For those of you on the fence with cash to burn IT IS WELL WORTH THE INVESTMENT!!!
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Just got mine in today and it is STUNNING!! I would upload the unboxing photos but there seems to be quite a few up here already. Anyhow, I am very pleased with this purchase.
On a side note I ordered mine from dcsamsungmall on the morning of 24th and it arrived at my doorstep in Colorado the afternoon of the 26th. Model 2d, 0 dead pixels found and no uneven back lighting. The stand is a POS like everyone else has already noted, but I plan to swap it out in the near future. For those of you on the fence with cash to burn IT IS WELL WORTH THE INVESTMENT!!!

Pics of it set up? wink.gif

I always thought that dcsamsungmall would be out of the good ones since they've sold so much.. guess not.
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I see dcsamsungmall has the most monitors sold.
I have been contemplating either dcsamsungmall or bigclothcraft.

Are there differences?
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Originally Posted by Kosta88 View Post

I see dcsamsungmall has the most monitors sold.
I have been contemplating either dcsamsungmall or bigclothcraft.
Are there differences?

Those are the 2 I'm stumped between. Bigclothcraft is a bit cheaper, but I don't know which is a better choice for odds of getting a flawless panel. Mostly luck I guess.
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