Originally Posted by akatosh32
I received my CrossOver today, and unfortunately I'm having the same problem akg102 had:
I just got mine today. When trying to use the shipped power block, the power light turns blue and the screen flashes for a second and then shuts down. The light then turns red. What do you guys think?
My roommate has a Shimian which came with the same adapter I received (the Nanjing Frontek 230V one), and I have tried using his adapter. My girlfriend also bought a CrossOver and I tried her adapter as well, no luck either.
I have tried switching to his DVI cord and changed ports on the graphics card. I used his graphics card which he knows works with his Shimian.
Is there any chance that if I ordered a replacement adapter it would work? Or do you think that since I have tried three different adapters (albeit, all 230V ones), that my monitor might just be DoA. Would it make sense for the monitor to power up and then flash if it was DoA?
I do know that in the main thread, someone said they had a somewhat similar problem with a Shimian or Catleap and after opening up their monitor and they saw that one of their connectors had become loose and secured it and then the monitor worked. I'm kind of a newbie though and I don't know exactly what that would involve. Where would I look and how would I secure the connector?
Any advice is much appreciated.
Hi guys, I got two monitors working (me and my girlfriend both got CrossOvers). It's very strange, I used another of my friends' Catleap 110-240v power adapter and connected to his tower and it worked. So I figured it was in fact just the power adapter being 110-240v that did the trick, but I tried bringing his power adapter upstairs and using it on my other friend's tower and it wouldn't work. So it worked with my buddy's 4870, but not my other friend's 5850s in crossfire. Doesn't make much sense right? I'm building a PC this fall, so I wasn't planning on using the monitor much until then unless I get a new MackBook Pro and an active DP to DVI converter, but it bothers me that I can't be 100% confident that the monitor will work with whatever card I end up getting. Anyone have any ideas?
Also, I think there are enough people now who've had success with changing to a 110-240V adapter that it's worth updating the OP. Especially with information about the "power light turns blue and the screen flashes for a second and then shuts down" thing and how it seems to be caused by a problem with the adapter.
Edit: Doesn't make much sense that you can't vote for both "Perfect Picture" and "Problem with adapter" in the Poll.