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My 4th Swift seems to have gone bad after two weeks of heavy use. I turned it on this morning and the text was "blurry" and scaled looking. Its worst on the left side and vanishes on the far right side. Power cycles, driver re-installation, and different cables/computer haven't fixed it.



I've returned one monitor out of 30 before this and now 4 out of 4...
post #1842 of 6154
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Alright so...

Completely re-installed Windows 8.1 64-bit. I then booted into safe mode and downloaded the latest NVIDIA drivers. Then, I booted back up into Windows 8.1 and... it worked. Finally said that the G-sync monitor was detected and all was well.

Now there's another problem. The Swift will repeatedly lose connection and re-connect from my PC! It goes into "out of range" and then comes back... then goes away and then comes back. I've tried all the display ports on my GTX 980 and made sure that all connections were good. I've tried unplugging and plugging the power back into the Swift. It will just continue to lose signal and regain it, and lose signal and regain it. And it will also flicker black on the display as well, as if the connection isn't 100%.

It just constantly loses signal and re-gains signal, then loses signal and regains signal. I'm just trying to identify what the issue is here so that I can replace whatever may be causing these issues. Could it be the DisplayPort cable? Or is my Swift defective? I really don't think it's my GTX 980, especially since it outputs to HDMI completely fine and without any issues whatsoever. I've also pretty much ruled out software being an issue due to the fact that I've completely re-installed Windows along with all necessary drivers and the issue still persists.

Also, I have the latest BIOS for my motherboard, and latest NVIDIA drivers for my GTX 980 (even tried older drivers as well, still didn't work)

Any ideas?

EDIT: Here's a pic of it running without any NVIDIA drivers installed whatsoever. Stays on perfectly fine. As soon as I install the drivers, I begin to have issues.


Just a quick update... I finally fixed this issue. Go ahead and take a wild guess as to what the issue was?

It was the DisplayPort cable that came with the Swift. I purchased a $25 high quality Belkin DisplayPort cable, and plugged it right in, and it worked flawlessly. I cannot believe how smooth this monitor is. CS:GO just looks........ unbelievable to say the least. Can't wait to keep playing with it some more.
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post #1843 of 6154
Crazy! Call asus and maybe they'll send you a replacement cable.
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Originally Posted by brandon6199 View Post

Just a quick update... I finally fixed this issue. Go ahead and take a wild guess as to what the issue was?

It was the DisplayPort cable that came with the Swift. I purchased a $25 high quality Belkin DisplayPort cable, and plugged it right in, and it worked flawlessly. I cannot believe how smooth this monitor is. CS:GO just looks........ unbelievable to say the least. Can't wait to keep playing with it some more.
What monitor did you have before?
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What monitor did you have before?

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post #1846 of 6154
Was anyone else ever able to figure out how to disable the test pattern after a signal loss? I'd really like to be able to power down my PC and not have to turn off the power to the Swift every time.
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Was anyone else ever able to figure out how to disable the test pattern after a signal loss? I'd really like to be able to power down my PC and not have to turn off the power to the Swift every time.

I have seen a few reports of what you are describing, but mine does not do it............ strange.
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post #1848 of 6154
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Just a quick update... I finally fixed this issue. Go ahead and take a wild guess as to what the issue was?

I don't know why this info isn't highlighted more. I was just fortunate to have read about this issue in the Discussion Thread when i ordered my Swift. I wonder how many Swifts were sent back due to a bad DP cable.
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I don't know why this info isn't highlighted more. I was just fortunate to have read about this issue in the Discussion Thread when i ordered my Swift. I wonder how many Swifts were sent back due to a bad DP cable.

One would think the supplied DP cable would work without problems. But perhaps that isn't the case for everyone.
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One would think the supplied DP cable would work without problems. But perhaps that isn't the case for everyone.

I thought so too as well. However, the cable is the easiest to skimp on really. I'm just glad I knew about the possible issue before-hand.
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