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Hi all,
Just received my Achieva Shimian, lite-version. At first, I was horrified, when I didn't see the BIOS-screen, but when Windows 7 started the monitor light turned from orange to blue and worked just fine. Then I just browsed my screen settings for a while and BAM! The screen just went black and blue light disappeared, as in no light at all, not even orange.
I immediately tried to fix it by using my old monitor and I removed my video card drivers and re-installed. No help from that. I have a ATI Radeon 5870 video card, so I borrowed a Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS card from my brother. No dice. I tried to fiddle with the power cord, brick and DVI-D cable that came with the monitor. Didn't help either.
Right now, when I got no DVI-cable attached to the computer, the monitor shows orange light (stand-by?). When I plug the cable, orange light disappears and no blue light emerge as it did initially. Backlight turn on by the way and I can "crank it" up and down by pressing the buttons on the back of the monitor. I can see the monitor in screen settings page from Windows 7 and AMD CCC (and Nvidia control panel when I used Nvidia card).
I'm really hoping that the problem is caused by the DVI-D cable, but we'll see. I have tried to search for similar issues and solutions, but this seems rare. Only one I found was user dabho and he couldn't get sorted.
"never did get my monitor working. Bought a new cable and the same thing is occurring. Tested on a 6950 2gb as well as a 560ti. ***. It just sits at a blank screen (backlight on). Computer recognizes monitor, but no dice."

I visited at work and picked up another DVI-D dual-link cable from our stock for testing. The problem still stands. No picture, not even a hint of it.

Can someone see what their monitor does, when there is no DVI-cable attached to the monitor and you turn it on. My monitor displays orange light for half second, then nothing for couple seconds, then orange light that stays. Is yours turning to blue light at any time?
post #242 of 3508
O didn't know Achieva has it's own club cheers.gif
I will be joining you guys soon , just bought my own today , can't wait for it. applaud.gif
I got ACHIEVA 27 LED 2560x1440 WQHD S-IPS Quad HD Monitor QH270-IPSB Tempered Glass from bigclothcraft i'll post my experience when i get it.
One question though what is the difference with Lite version ?
Edited by RobotDevil666 - 5/3/12 at 11:53am
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Lite is basically with no speakers and no tempered glass with dual link DVI input only. Same as yours but with no tempered glass. Did you pay full price for it or make an offer?
    
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Ok thanks
I paid full price £219.70 as i'm kinda inpatient tongue.gif but Pay Pal charged me exchange fee and so in the end i paid £226.95 GBP
Even my missus took the news surprisingly well , i hope she will take my next upgrade (GTX690) as good as this , though i seriously doubt that biggrin.gif
Anyway i wonder what kind of GPU horsepower would 3 of those take to power in games like BF3 with decent frames (around 60FPS) devil-smiley-019.gif
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Do UK purchasers need to pay customs duty? If so, how much?
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Originally Posted by SSJVegeta View Post

Do UK purchasers need to pay customs duty? If so, how much?

I wish i knew .......
I hope i won't have to pay anything but from my experience with customs it's a complete lottery , i.e 9800GX2 $500 -- no charge, ASUS laptop for $1700 -- no charge , i7 930 + mobo + cooler $800 -- £40 duty charge, SSD + keyboard + headset $550 -- no charge , GTX590 $700 -- £40 duty charge , 2600k mobo + SSD $1000 -- no charge , HDD + dock + gaming pad $400 -- £30 duty charge ....... and so on , i simply don't understand why is it so random kookoo.gif
Even if i have to pay duty it shouldn't be more that £40 (based on my experience) i mean if they charge £40 on $700 GPU it wouldn't make sense if they charged more on monitor worth $356.
Edited by RobotDevil666 - 5/3/12 at 3:26pm
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post #247 of 3508
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Do UK purchasers need to pay customs duty? If so, how much?

Depends on the declared value of the item(s) imported. Hence the reason most people undervalue the monitors and state a low amount.
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Depends on the declared value of the item(s) imported. Hence the reason most people undervalue the monitors and state a low amount.

If it only was like that it would at least make sense but it's not , at least not for me it isn't.
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If it only was like that it would at least make sense but it's not , at least not for me it isn't.

It very much is like that, feel free to check with HMRC. If you've had a different experience then you've been unlucky and/or caught out.
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With V7 DS1S stand - This is a very sturdy all metal design. Manual/Box states 20lbs max but online its 30lbs everywhere.

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