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post #51 of 25893
How did you mange to get it out of test mode dascth?
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dascth, great work on the youtube vids and pics. Would this be considered a universal fix for nearly all backlight bleed issues others might have? I see you and rushstrike are the only 2 brave enough to take their monitors apart as of now and you both got rid of any BLB.


Can anyone with the monitor tell me how long the cord attached to the power brick is?
Actually I took mine apart aswell I just haven't got a camera expect my ****ty phone one so I didn't take any pictures.
It's a lot longer than the DVI cable for sure tongue.gif
It shouldn't be a problem since you can just get a longer power cord if the one supplied is too short.

@dascth: Have you reattached the front to your monitor?
If you did, have you got back some bleeding? Because mine is still open and maybe I could put that cover back on without getting back any backlight bleed.
post #53 of 25893
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Originally Posted by Jinru View Post

dascth, great work on the youtube vids and pics. Would this be considered a universal fix for nearly all backlight bleed issues others might have? I see you and rushstrike are the only 2 brave enough to take their monitors apart as of now and you both got rid of any BLB.


Can anyone with the monitor tell me how long the cord attached to the power brick is?

The cord is pretty short. It hangs in the air for me. I'm not home at the moment, but I'll measure it later for ya smile.gif
Edited by halodude23 - 4/23/13 at 5:01am
post #54 of 25893
Dismantled mine completely and put it back together because i thought a DVI connection was faulty (strange lines on screen and no image).

Fixed the problem - not sure how exactly, but it works now! No backlight bleed to speak of.

The cable is pretty long, it reaches from my monitor on my desk to the floor pretty easily.
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dascth, can you please tell me what was the error that made it loop through test patterns and how did you fix it? My Crossover 27Q is doing the same, and I'd like to know smile.gif
post #56 of 25893
I'm going to open it this weekend to fix the backlight bleed on mine. Should be a perfect monitor afterwards.

If you have no dead pixels and just backlight bleed, just open up the bezel and tape. A replacement could always have several dead pixels, or even more bleed.

So happy I had an ebay coupon sitting around while these were $289. $256 total. Best Value Ever.
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Can you please post some pics to show exactly where you applied the electrical tape?

Follow the steps in the original post under "wntrsnowg solution to "Panel Play" (a.k.a. screen movement within monitor casing):"
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post #59 of 25893
Got my QNIX today after a painful week of waiting, happy to report no dead pixels smile.gif (as far as I can see), sadly theres a little bit of backlight bleed but nothing I can't handle thumb.gif

First thing I did was try overclocking it, but 120Hz gave me flickering lines frown.gif 119 seemed to work fine (after moving the DVI cable around a bit, interference?)

This wasn't good enough for me though, so after a bit of meddling I managed to get 120Hz working stable, here's how:
  1. Have NVIDIA card (660Ti 3GB here)
  2. Use EVGA pixel clock to OC your monitor to the highest stable pixel clock/framerate you can (try and get the highest pixel clock you can)
  3. Check and make sure theres no skipped frames/flickering/other issues
  4. Use NVIDIA control panel to make a custom 120Hz resolution (the pixel clock it shows should stay the same no matter what you change it to)
  5. Enjoy your 120Hz-on-119Hz-or-lower-pixelclock framerate!

I'm a bit concerned that it might not be true 120Hz though, pretty sure running 120Hz on a pixel clock lower than it should be isn't a good idea... but it works \o/

Now to buy a proper DVI cable to see if that helps...

PS, I bought it from hulustar, £225 with £15 duty, not bad biggrin.gif

Edit: hmm, seems I can't adjust the colour on here/use ICC profiles without it getting reset 2 seconds later, might be to do with the pixel clock override worriedsmiley.gif anyone else here had this problem?

Edit2: dang, seems theres still flicker on black frown.gif Moving the DVI cable around definitely effects it though, I'll go down to 96 till I can find a decent cable
Edited by emoose - 4/23/13 at 10:06am
post #60 of 25893
Set up my X-star DP2710 matte. $300 shipped no tax/fees from bigclothcraft(looks like he is selling them for $286 now). Upon inspection no dead/stuck pixels(phew) and very minor backlight bleeding that is on the bottom left that is not even noticeably unless the screen is black. Bezel to panel fit is tight in all corners expect for the top right which has some play in it but nothing major. The panel sits centered in the bezel though which I heard some people having problems with the panel sitting too low. The base is surprisingly sturdy and does not wobble at all for me. DVI cable is short but pretty thick, I have a longer one on the way.

Monitor runs cool and and has no noticeably buzzing/hissing. AC adapter runs warm but does not get too hot. OSD buttons work but I have not really tickered with them expect for brightness. I have noticed, unless its me and not the monitor, that the left side has a slightly warmer color temp than the right. I may try some calibration profiles. I probably won't overclock for 30 days just in case anything happens to the monitor I can still contact bigclothcraft.





Circled is the backlight bleed, hardly even noticeable. The hues from the corners are the glow that's characteristic of IPS/PLS panels


Gaming in 2560x1440 is going to be amazing!
Edited by CoolGuy90 - 4/23/13 at 10:21am
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