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What games are you talking about?

For now CSS, CSGO?
post #1772 of 25893
Ok Guys so I got my second monitor in, so I decided maybe I should write a review of some sort

Background info, I ordered my first monitor from a seller on amazon. The monitor is great, but has bad issues with the shipping, should have gotten here in 3-4 days took about 7, and at one point wasn't sure it was going to get delivered.

The second one I just now got today. Ordered from Hulustar on Saturday, received today on Wednesday

Monitor number one, havent seen any dead pixels, and minor blb. However panel isn't fully snug in bottom right corner. It's overclocked to 120 hz and is fantastic. I have a lot of steam games that I play from time to time, and havent had any issues. Bioshock and Tomb Raider looks awesome on this thing.

Monitor number 2. Couldnt figure out why it wouldnt turn on. Had it pluged into mini-dp to dvi-d dual link adapter, power and everything. Restarted computer a couple times, nothing. Then saw that I didn't turn the power on. Silly me. doh.gif

Second monitor has minor blb, also display is snug in all four corner with little to no play. I found one stuck pixel during startup (blue) but don't see during normal operation. It's in the bottom right have corner.

So going to focus mainly on the second monitor



Package as it came from Hulustar. Had gray plastic covering the box.


Box after plastic has been taken off


Piece of plastic type material covering the screen to protect it during shipping.


After covering is removed


New monitor on left (portrait). Previous monitor in the middle. An old Aoc on the right. It looks kind of wonky with that funky stand that it has. I may switch it with an Dell monitor I have of the same size, but the screen quality is not as good. Eventually I'll get a third Qnix to go there. Exhuasted all my play money this month tongue.gif.


Qnix number two on the left, Qnix number one in the middle.

The middle monitor is calibrated using one of the profiles I got from page one of this thread. I have not done the new one yet. Middle one is also over clocked to 120 hz. Havent been able to overclock second one yet, either doing something wrong or video card limitation. Ill play around with it later.

Also if you didn't notice I have these on a triple monitor stand. You can fit three barely in landscape mode on this. Eventually I'll probably run all three in eyefinity portrait mode. Yes the stubs are still on the stand monitors because I don't have the right dill bit/phillips head to get the screws out. When I go get one, Ill get around to taking them out. The stand itself is pretty sturdy, as long as there's equal weight on it. It's a standalone but can be drilled to the desk/table for more support.

All in all can't wait till I can afford to get a third one, then a better video card to run something truly awesome. Thanks for your time guys!

PS Sorry for the bad pictures. I have a small room and a phone so not the best tongue.gif
Edited by brightbus - 5/22/13 at 9:53pm
post #1773 of 25893
Okay so I managed to fix my monitor without using any tape. Turns out the clips that bolt the display to the frame were on too tight. I loosed all the bottom ones and the ones on the side and it made a HUGE difference.

Went from this:



To this:



post #1774 of 25893
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Okay so I managed to fix my monitor without using any tape. Turns out the clips that bolt the display to the frame were on too tight. I loosed all the bottom ones and the ones on the side and it made a HUGE difference.

Went from this:



To this:



Nice glad you got it fixed..thumb.gif
 
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Well it has now been 48hrs and it still has not even shipped..thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
 
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post #1776 of 25893
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Well it has now been 48hrs and it still has not even shipped..thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Who'd you order from?
post #1777 of 25893
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Here is a mini update on opening the panel up.
I was able to fix my backlight bleed completely and it was really bad. I put a wad of electrical tap under the panel in one corner (bottom left) and the reduced the bleeding quite a bit.

I tuned the panel on while it was open this help me identify where the panel was not straight. Pushing on the monitor before while it was in the case didn't do anything but while it was open and I lifted one corner and noticed most the bleeding from the two spots on the middle bottom edge where gone when I lifted that corner. So adding a shim in that corner got rid of most the light.

I also went all the way around the whole panel at taped the edges of seam where matte meets the metal bezel. I need ever edge and every side I noticed in places that seem to have no bleeding this still helped. So I just keep taping. I taped it down while the monitor was on so I would be sure I wasn't taping over and pixels but I put tape on the screen as close as I count get to pixels without covering them. Then I ran my finger nail over the tape to make it stick in the seam. By the way the electrical tape I bought was really sticky much better than anything I ever seen before. It was 3M professional grade. I think if it was regular tape it would have came out as good because I know other tape I used before wouldn't stick that well in a small seem like that.

The MonoPrice mount didn't fit out of box. I had to go to the hardware store and buy eight #6 washers to use as a space for the screws to fit the mount correctly. The MonoPrice mount is huge and solid. Take up alot of desk space in front of the monitor.

I'm very happy how it turned out with tape mode. The screen was one of the worse bleeders but now super clean. (Ill try to get pictures later when it's dark)

One odd thing though monitor is not clocking as high now. I have no idea why. But getting some random lines now at 120hz now after opening the panel. With all these mods I never disconnected any connectors at all. Just lifted the panel to take off the old mount and left all internal connectors plugged in ( with power off, obviously ) then did some of the taping later with it powered on. Put the bezel back on, and now it doesn't overclock as high, weird.

I guess that wasn't a mini update.

I'm quoting myself above... this was some of the details I shared earlier.

The pictures last night turned out to dark or to blurry. But I have one picture that turned out okay that paints the picture as to what I did. To be honest I had no idea if I was doing it right since the OP has little to no detail on the tape mod. In one of the videos I see someone tape mod is done different than mine. In the video they actually got tape between the panel and the metal frame. I had trouble disconnecting the first connector and was getting tired so I gave up on removing the metal frame and just started to put tape along the edge and then turned monitor on while it was open to see how it looked and it did help so I taped the entire monitor all edges all the way around using the method in the photo. I used my finger nail to push part of the tape onto the matte screen there is about 8 pixels wide of a dead area between the panel and the frame that doesn't light up. I did all my taping with the monitor on with a blue screen so I could see where I was taping and to make sure I didn't tape over any pixels it didn't take long at all really.

Sorry I know the pictures are terrible... on the left of this picture you see how the tape is overlapping the seam slightly. This is what I did. I think you need really good electrical tape for this.


I used a wad of electrical tape to put pressure under the panel in the corner. This helped the backlight bleed more than the tape mod. Most of my bleeding was because the panel frame was bowed on the middle bottom of the frame. I also put some light pressure to try to bend the frame back where I saw it was bowing. After these two steps the big trouble spots where gone.


Before lighted room


Before dark room


After lighted room


After dark room

Edited by UNOE - 5/22/13 at 10:30pm
 
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Okay so I managed to fix my monitor without using any tape. Turns out the clips that bolt the display to the frame were on too tight. I loosed all the bottom ones and the ones on the side and it made a HUGE difference.
Nice it does seem like the frame is the problem. I didn't even notice the clips where tight.
 
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Who'd you order from?
Hulustar..I just got my tracking number..thumb.gif

Now i just hope i get it by friday so i don't have to wait till tuesday cause of holiday monday..I am excited..biggrin.gif
 
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Nice it does seem like the frame is the problem. I didn't even notice the clips where tight.

I think me and you had a different problem. Mine was being completely crushed by the whole metal frame that you couldn't get off, so I unclipped the bottom portion and the sides. I wedged paper towels into the bottom of the monitor to keep it from sliding down and taped the frame down while exerting some pressure. That seemed to get rid of 80% of the bleeding.

I think its funny how dream-seller left a note saying the monitor was 'inspected' for any defects, yet sends me this. My advice to anyone would be to open up the case if you have any issues of backlight bleeding. You'll eventually find the problem through trial and error and it will make a HUGE difference
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