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Hey guys. I'm a new member to this forum. I bought an Achieva Shimian monitor. Just got it a couple of days ago. I've been trying to connect it with my Mac Mini 2012 and haven't been successful. I have an old Macbook pro pre 2009 and was able to test it that way and it works fine there however, I've tried it with my Mac Mini in every imaginable way, (using and hdmi to dvi, mini display to dvi cables etc.) and no luck. I even went and bought a cable that has in one end dvi and hdmi on the other and also no go. I've seen postings asking the same questions but haven't seen an answer to it. has anyone out there been successful in connecting it to a Mac Mini 2012. thanx, I would greatly appreciate a response to guide me in the right direction.
post #2872 of 3508
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Originally Posted by Applemanic View Post

Hey guys. I'm a new member to this forum. I bought an Achieva Shimian monitor. Just got it a couple of days ago. I've been trying to connect it with my Mac Mini 2012 and haven't been successful. I have an old Macbook pro pre 2009 and was able to test it that way and it works fine there however, I've tried it with my Mac Mini in every imaginable way, (using and hdmi to dvi, mini display to dvi cables etc.) and no luck. I even went and bought a cable that has in one end dvi and hdmi on the other and also no go. I've seen postings asking the same questions but haven't seen an answer to it. has anyone out there been successful in connecting it to a Mac Mini 2012. thanx, I would greatly appreciate a response to guide me in the right direction.

My guess would be that your Mac Mini doesnt support Dual-link DVI or the 2560x1440 resolution that most Achieva monitors need.
The only monitor (to my knowledge) that do support Single-link DVI or another resolution than 2560x1440 is the Achieva Shimian QH270-IPSMS (multi-input version)
post #2873 of 3508
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Originally Posted by kazzjohnson View Post

Honestly, it doesn't make me feel any better because you and me have practically the same monitor. smile.gif But thanks for trying, heh.
My Shimian is exactly 6 months old now. Without any usable warranty (outside of South Korea, that is), I can't help feeling uneasy about the problem until someone can confirm that the sounds in question aren't malicious. Perhaps someone who's had the same thing happen to them for more than a year without monitor dying.
Speaking of which, when did you notice those sounds if your Catleap is about 9 months old? I think I've had that problem for about 2 months (guesstimating).
I noticed it right away. The buzzing has been present since day one. You can fix the buzzing actually but I didn't feel like opening up my monitor again to epoxy the buzzing choke.
post #2874 of 3508
I wish I had good news to report about my Shimian QH270-IPSMS...I had mine for 3 months and this morning when I turned my computer on, the monitor failed. It displays the built-in on-screen display just fine (DVI/HDMI/RGB)...and the other on-screen displays (brightness/contrast, etc.)...but when I hook up a source to any of the HDMI, DVI or RGB inputs, I get absolutely nothing--black screen.

Anyone had any history with such a failure? Either in repairing it or getting it replaced from one of these South Korean sellers?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
post #2875 of 3508
thanx Inciter for your reply. I guess I have no chance at hooking it up with my Mac Mini. I was looking at the specs and it looks like I got the QH270-IPSI. That's ok though because I'm in the process of building a Hackintosh, It should be able to use it then. thanx again.
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Hey everyone, I've read these forums for a long time while waiting for my Shimian IPSI to arrive from dream-seller.

First time I turned it on, I was pleasantly surprised to a nice screen with just 1 dead pixel and virtually no backlight bleed. After a few minutes though, my heart completely sank. The screen flashes white lines, then goes black, leaving the backlight with a blue led on. After re-starting the monitor, it flashes and turns off after a few seconds. I am completely devastated as I have been waiting for this monitor for almost 2 weeks now. sadsmiley.gif

Did anyone else ever have this problem, if so is there anything I can do to try and fix it? I used different DVI cables without success. I already contacted dream-seller for a possible refund. Thanks in advance!
post #2877 of 3508
It seems buzzing is common in many new monitors.
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post #2879 of 3508
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Originally Posted by malemansd View Post

I wish I had good news to report about my Shimian QH270-IPSMS...I had mine for 3 months and this morning when I turned my computer on, the monitor failed. It displays the built-in on-screen display just fine (DVI/HDMI/RGB)...and the other on-screen displays (brightness/contrast, etc.)...but when I hook up a source to any of the HDMI, DVI or RGB inputs, I get absolutely nothing--black screen.
Anyone had any history with such a failure? Either in repairing it or getting it replaced from one of these South Korean sellers?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

Try replacing the dvi-d cable first if you havent already.It pays to rule out the inexpensive options first.I thought mine had died and replaced cable,held breath,and away it went.
also do you have a second monitor to test your graphics card?
post #2880 of 3508
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Originally Posted by B-13 View Post

Most likely going to sell mine and get new MonoPrice one.
I've had mine since November 7th 2012

What's MonoPrice?
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