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rice burner wrote:
Eljay and others with the P992, I have scoped out a possible resistance mod for you.
Here are the diagrams. Judge for yourselves if its worthwhile.
By the way, I found a G500 service manual for the P1110 at:-
Registration is free of charge.
Compare and contrast the attached marked-up circuit diagrams. It appears the modified resistances must be lower than standard value to reduce brightness.
Please refer to other threads in this forum for information, Thanks.
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P991 DELL SONY wrote:
Did you follow the instructions exactly?
What's the file size and version of your RegDLL ? (88k.. I don't have a copy of winDas available to check if this is correct)You need the exact one mentioned in my installation instructions. No other will work.
Most Google links say this error is caused by a corrupt DLL or an incorrect version.
I've done this on XP sp2, so it's likely not an XP related issue.
Let me know if you figure out how to solve it.
P991 DELL SONY wrote:
Yes, the list was of the improved components, I didn't list the originals. Infact, the service bulletin didn't either, I'd have to look into the parts list to see what they were.
Are the parts expensive? I'd imagine shipping would be most of the cost, but I haven't looked them up.
De-soldering and soldering small surface mount stuff is a pain.
I had 95 for G2, I dropped it to 80 and the display is OK......
Very interesting. I turned down a used Sun GDM-5410 (21'' G1 chassis) earlier today, the guy even came to deliver it. He wanted $45 for it but I politely refused because the brightness was too bright even with OSD set at 0. And I knew that trinitrons had issues with brightness. The image otherwise was beautiful and straight as all trinitrons are, not even trace lines, so I guess it wasn't that bad of a case anyways.
What I didn't know though is that you could fix that issue. Wish I would've found this thread before I asked him to come out. I guess I'll have to call him back, maybe I could lowball him a little because it has been listed for a a while (craigslist). I'll probably be picking it up this time though, lol.
Anyways, I'm looking to get my cable assembled because I definately planning on buying a trinitron based monitor soon, they're just too damn nice. And know that I know I can probably fix their most common issue... Yep.
I found this interesting piece of hardware on ebay.
search "USB to RS232 Module Based TTL PC FTDI FT232BM/BL chip"
Its a usb virtual serial port with direct pin outs for TTL. How neat is that? I'll probably go with a classic cable just to be safe... But this would definately be an interesting mod for more serious users.
A tiny thing like that could easily mod into the case. Then you would just need to hook up your usb cable and fire on WinDAS whenever you felt like making an adjustment. I saw some other guy had cut a big hole to hook it up with, but this seems much nicer it it works.
And whats this about that automatic OSD recalibration in the color menu? I think the guy selling the monitor was trying to access it, but the monitor was only on for 5 minutes so it never warmed (said it was locked until it warmed up).
edit: yikes, had to fix that horrible formatting
Hi. I found this thread by Google and I think if anyone can help me here it would be you guys.
My P1110 recently went insane. This afternoon I was just browsing the web and suddenly the OSD came up while the Right/Contrast icon kept flashing. At first I thought the button had become stuck, a mechanical fault or something. Nope. Infact the entire button interface seems to have flat out gone bonkers. The buttons have magically rewritten themselves even
Right/Contrast Button: Either works or does nothing, hard to tell for obviously reason.
Left/Contrast Button: Works Fine
OSD Button: Works as the Left/Contrast Button
Up/Brightness Button: Brings up the Menu OSD
Down/Brightness Button: Acts as the Up/Contrast button
Auto-Adjust Button: Also acts as the Up/Contrast button
Reset Button: Acts as the Down/Contrast button
Additionally, the machine will not memorize any setting changes UNLESS power is pressed while the menu OSD is on screen. Otherwise it goes back to what ever it last memorized when the menu OSD was on and power was pressed. The closest thing I can do to solve this right now is to button smash my way into the menu and enable the button lock but I can't get it to memorize the button lock of power is pressed, the resolution/refresh rate is changed or if it goes into sleep mode.
So... Any ideas? Cause this makes no sense to me. I disassembled it and looked at the button interface. It seems to be just fine. With the plug pulled from the card, the monitor suddenly thinks the LEFT Contrast button is stuck instead.
...Right now, I'm looking as used item sites to locate a replacement cause this new madness, it seems like it'd be easier to find another one than fix it.
I purchased one of these cables:
Used a spare floppy power connector to connect to the ECS 4 pins on my
GDM-FW900 (from top to bottom, GND, V+, RXD, TXD). This according to the service manual.
WinDas installed on Computer 1.
COM connection is from Computer 1. Montior under test is attached to computer 2. Both on, both with screen display.
COM connection is COM1, manual. Monitor configured to GDM-FW900.
Closed and restarted WinDas (per previous notes).
Attempts to save the eprom data causes WinDas to crash. Attempting
to enable "expert" mode indicate communication cable error.
Switch RXD and TXD around just in case Sony was dyslexic in their service manual.
For those that have had similar problems, what did you do to isolate the issue?
It can be anything from the COM port (it's enabled in the BIOS), the ECS cable, WinDas (I followed instructions) to the ECS port not repsonding.
Once I get this working, I'll post my notes on the GDM-FW900.
I have to admit that this is the thread of all threads.
Must say thanks to all, especially P991DELLSONY, for your contributions including John Greg for the index.
Got hold of a Dell P1110 that was made back in 2000 but it was manufactured in Japan (rare nowadays).
I think it's a keeper despite it's age and 'too bright' issue.
Successfully installed WinDAS in 2 PCs with WinXP after following the twists and turns.
Just have to build the ECS cable; got to find a good electronics parts source that is cheap in Toronto (GTA).
Will post my success or failure.
I know I haven't asked or answered any questions; just wanted everyone to know that this thread is still helping to rescue perfectly good Sony based monitors.
Was able to find one locally pretty quick!
The problem with this one seems to be more related to the CONTRAST than the G2 setting for brightness. I am futzing around with it with WINDAS and can get it much better looking (was originally very washed out) but I can't find a good middle ground between too light and too dark.
Any recommended settings to use in WINDAS (or in general) for a contrast issue? I will re-read this thread again since it has been so long that I have revisted it but thought I would ask too....
I only played around with the G2 setting using the black box image from P991 DELL SONY that contains the hidden messages or so it seems. I figured that if I could adjust the brightness/contract settings to get the darkest black while trying to see the messages things were set right. However, I had to compromise and settle for a black color that was pretty dark in order to see the messages. In the end I settled with a pretty dark black at the expense of seeing the 2nd message ever so barely and seeing a hint of the 3rd message but not being able to read it. I think this is pretty good considering that probably only a brand new monitor tuned perfectly would see all 3 messages pretty clearly.
All in all I'm extremely satisfied with the results; especially the brilliant colors.
just need to know what all the substitutes for the ic max232 or max233 can i use for the cable.
After almost two years, it is time for me to adjust my FW900 again. I still have the cable I built, but I am using a different computer. WinDAS keeps crashing when I try to back up my DAT file, complaining about some MFC business. I tried replacing my Mfc42.dll file, which worked for someone else in this thread a long time ago, but it isn't working for me. Has anyone else been able to fix a crashing WinDAS?
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