I have an issue with my Qnix 2710.
There seemed to be a loose connection at the place where you put in the cable to the ac adapter. The "head" of that cable was also bent and there were sparks whenever I plugged in the cable.
So I decided to buy a new cable. The new cable had to be plugged in and fixed in a certain angle (which I did with ducktape). It has worked fine the past days. Today, however, my monitor is showing black bars at the left & right side and the pictures is being squeezed together in the middle of the screen.
Do you think the ac problem and the sparks might have fried some parts of the PCB which controls the scaling and such?
I have this problem with a different laptop as well so I guess it's the monitor.