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30" Yamakasi Sparta 300 Issues

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Hey guys

I just got my hands on one of the Yamakasi Sparta 300 30" monitors and I am having some issues with it.

When the monitor is plugged into the power only, the power light flashes orange. When I plug the unit into my computer (I've tried multiple computers. PCs and macs) the light will turn green and the screen will flash with whatever is on my desktop before turning back off. This is a bit difficult to explain, so I made a video to demonstrate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Ql7a7vBnI

Has anyone had a similar issue or does anyone have any advice?



Thanks in advance
post #2 of 6
Did you use a Dual Link Video cable ?
post #3 of 6
who you order it from? any dead/stuck pixels?
is your monitor working at all ? or just keep on and off?
did you contact seller and what was the seller's respond?
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Originally Posted by wkstar View Post

Did you use a Dual Link Video cable ?

In the video, I'm using an early 2011 MacBook Pro. The graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 3000 512mb. I am hooking it to the monitor with this cable:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter

I have tried hooking it up to a couple other computers and have had the same experience



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who you order it from? any dead/stuck pixels?
is your monitor working at all ? or just keep on and off?
did you contact seller and what was the seller's respond?

I ordered it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AMAPS32

There is no way to tell if there are any dead/stuck pixels as it only flashes on as you can see in the video. The seller has been quick to respond, but there is a bit of a language barrier and he is stating that it will work if I have a Windows machine with a video card that is at least an Nvidia GT9600 or better.

I'm going to find a machine that fits this requirement to just test, but I have every notion that it will produce the same results
post #5 of 6
if i'm not mistaken the reason you are having trouble is because the Intel Hd3000 is really underpowered for that beast of a display.
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post #6 of 6
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I think that's a reasonable point, Loganmo. I do intend to test it out in the next day or so with a more beefy rig.

However, I would expect that if this were the root cause of the problem, that the results would be a bit different. If the card were simply not able to handle the display, I'd really be expecting to see just a blank screen here instead of being able to see my desktop for a split second.

I'd like to mention that I was trying this setup with the regular mac mini display port to DVI adapter. It does the same on and off cycling but it doesn't display a desktop, just a black screen. Using the dual link DVI-D adapter is actually an improvement because I am getting some images.


The only other thing I can think of is that maybe I should look into finding a new ac/dc converter. I saw mention of someone opting for a new one on a different thread, but it doesn't look like it was in response to an issue that they were having:
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Originally Posted by kazmuzik View Post

I bought Yamakasi Precision 2703 which power adapter was 190 to 220V.
Even though there was a white paper saying "110V is acceptable" on it,
I decided to buy another one at U.S. eEbay shop.
It is 100 to 240V for Effinet EFL-2202W which costs US$23.19.
It was delivered just today, and it works with Yamakasi Precision 2703.
Also, I have another one, and it also works with Achieva Shimian QH270-IPSI.
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