No, I don't have the original S/N, sorry. I can only tell you that this unit has been used before and that it's been in France at some point, but I don't know if it's my monitor or not. Sure as hell weren't my OSD settings though so it might be a refurbished monitor. I'm leaning on that actually. The settings were definitely custom (dynamic contrast was enabled, sound was muted, brightness was set to 41, OSD language set to French) and not what I set.
I was only curious and it appears Viewsonic is like all the name brand monitor companies, as the consumer pays for a brand new monitor and after only 30 days gets a refurbished replacement.
Chances are even Eizo & NEC employs the same practice with there high priced displays.
Anyways hope you have good luck with the replacement down the road.
Edited by silverfox1 - 6/18/13 at 4:29pm