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Jesus, now my monitor won't even turn on. It tries to but just shuts off a second later. The power brick is blinking green too. Is this an RMA? Or will I be forced to buy a $40 power brick and a $40 dvi cable just to see if this stupid thing works.
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post #4902 of 11297
I have a question. I'm looking to buy this catleap monitor. I notice that there are three options: regular, tempered glass, and multi. I'm guessing that tempered glass just means stronger display screen. Now what is the multi monitor? I think I heard that it has something the regular doesn't. Is it a good idea to buy that one? Will I ever need it? The price different can be close to $100 so I'm not sure.
post #4903 of 11297
Multi monitor has more input options instead of just DVi. It has VGA + HDMI as well. It has a scaler too. But the input lag is higher than the normal monitor so that might annoy you. Personally I would get the normal monitor. Or just don't get one of these monitors at all because they are fraught with problems.
Edited by jmarsiglio - 6/16/12 at 12:50pm
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I found your stand mounting guide to be worthless as well as very helpful. Maybe make a more detailed guide on removing the bezel as that was the hardest part, or perhaps make a video.
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post #4905 of 11297
After reading last few pages of this thread, it seems like a lot of people are having problems with these monitors. Backlight bleeding, dead pixels, gradient brightness and power problems weeks after purchase...

Is the risk really worth it? What are the odds of actually getting one without any defects?
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Originally Posted by SammichThyme View Post

I found your stand mounting guide to be worthless as well as very helpful. Maybe make a more detailed guide on removing the bezel as that was the hardest part, or perhaps make a video.

well, it's pretty self explainatory.

Remove 8 screws.

Remove bezel.

Disconnect connectors.

Remove stand.

At least he took some pictures...
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Originally Posted by kazzjohnson View Post

After reading last few pages of this thread, it seems like a lot of people are having problems with these monitors. Backlight bleeding, dead pixels, gradient brightness and power problems weeks after purchase...
Is the risk really worth it? What are the odds of actually getting one without any defects?
. Bought mine from bcc 120hz last Fri I love it
post #4908 of 11297
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SammichThyme View Post

I found your stand mounting guide to be worthless as well as very helpful. Maybe make a more detailed guide on removing the bezel as that was the hardest part, or perhaps make a video.

 

Hmmm I had no issues and when I first did this back in February had no experience whatsoever with the Cats.  I assumed all came apart the same (and they do I have torn down almost a dozen since then).  All of the ones I have done have all been "loose" around the OSD panel and that is where I started to pop the bezel apart.  Easiest tear down I have ever done that I don't really think needs a video.  Do one up and post it - I will add it to the OP.  

   
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post #4909 of 11297
Hello everyone!

I have been reading the general thread(s) for these monitors and I have read pretty much the whole thing for the Yamakasi Catleap(yes many pages). I also have an idea on who I would buy it from.

But I wanted to know what the community thought about the longevity of the product. From people who have it, does it seem like a product that would last a while like a regular monitor purchased in a store or seems to have a shorter life expectancy? I understand the risk involved into getting this kind of monitor and I am not trying to be negative about the product or the situation but I would appreciate to hear what people think about that.

I know some people have had the chance to experience with them for a while and even some with multiple units and I would appreciate the feedback.

Thank you!
post #4910 of 11297
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I have four - one from February that is OC'd to 100hz - and haven't had a single issue (and I even shorted the darn thing once!)  All four will do 120hz + and they are all set to 100hz.  I leave my two tester monitors on 24 hours a day.  Of course, this is way too short of a time frame to come to any conclusions, but all four seem to be doing fine.

 

EDIT:  The reason they are "only" running 100hz is because they are running off either 580s or 560s (well one of my testers is actually running from a GTS 250!)  Once the bad boy Keplers come out I plan on upgrading my GPUs across the board.  Recall that the pixel clock limitation of pre-Kepler cards is what keeps you from hitting 120hz+ with OC version Cats (and SLI and in some cases AMD drivers and, and, and . . . tongue.gif )


Edited by ScribbyDaGreat - 6/16/12 at 8:00pm
   
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