I received a Sony G500 today. It has the same ugly bright picture described in this thread. Further, the picture seams to be out of focus towards centre. Whenever I change a window to full screen, the monitor picture resizes itself. It scales up and back to normal size as if it is pulsing.
My question: Is it worth the money and trouble to make DAS working for my monitor? Can I solve all mentioned issues with that tool?
are we even TRYING to fix his problem anymore? anyway mine is also too bright. It is really really rich in color though. the white hurts my eyes and the black feels sooooooooo good. i have to turn up the brightness while playing counter-strike and turn it down to trype a document in word or surf the web.
EDIT: it's a hyvision 17''
Need to raise a couple of points.
On windows XP SP2 here, so regsvr32.exe resides in the %systemroot%\system32 folder. It's in the path, so "copy msflxgrd.ocx %systemroot%\system32" and "regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\msflxgrd.ocx" are more appropriate. "%systemroot%\system" isn't in the path on XP by default.
After running windas and selecting the appropriate monitor and serial port/mode, windas bombs when attemping to select "Save Data to File".
Thankfully, it still remembers the settings you have chosen, and simply restarting windas and going straight to the "Save Data to File" option works fine.
Should mention that my E400 shuts the CRT down whilst EPROM reading/writing operations are in progress, usually for 15-30secs, and fires up again once complete.
The first time I performed a read operation on the display, i noticed afterwards that the Monitors external controls had ceased to operate!
Running windas again and performing another download operation restored the external controls.
Anyway, my E400's G2 setting was 106. I dropped it by 4-6 notches each time, testing in-between, and finally settled on 90 as a reasonable figure that gives pretty much a pure black screen in a black room at the user brightness setting of around 30. Much better than the constant 0 setting it had needed before whilst still displaying scanline-retrace during warm-up.
Having a prob getting any response from my dell trin 1130 in Windas. Am I correct thinking that pin 1 is the top pin on the rear port?
i'm glad this thread has helped out so many people! the internet is an amazing thing
Wow O_o - may i suggest you plug it into the place it fits?? if that doesnt work, i would also suggest that you dont try to force it into anything else, that may lead to a few, just a few, problems.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this forum. I have now fixed over 30 Dell P1110 monitors with the Windas solution! Now I was wondering if anyone has a fix for slow warmup times on these monitors? Roughly 1 out of every 5 of these monitors take as long as 85 seconds before a picture is displayed. The warmup time does not seem to be related to the brightness problem since the warmup problem remains after the brightness fix.
Has anyone else run into this problem? If there is a lot of interest, then I should probably start a new thread.
If I'd know what 4 pin connector I have to use... and there are certainly a few connectors in that monitor. Thanks for your help!
There wasn't a 4 pin connector visible at the back of the monitor but after removing the monitor casing I see a connector that looks like the old floppy drive power connector type connections which is probably what I need to use.
Thanks a lot for the detailed info and instructions, P991 DELL SONY!!! I finally managed to fix the brightness issue of my sony G500 without a workaround such as the resistor fix :):)
I'd like to add a note to running WinDAS on WinXP. Make sure to run it as Administrator as I found that I wasn't able to communicate with the monitor as a regular user.
Here are a few pics of my kickass cable ... was easy to make, thanks gain p991 ... used 1uf 50V capacitors, small breadboard, female db9 connector with an easy clamp, 4-pin connector, and a bunch of wire ... all were purchased @ supremetronic located in downtown toronto, canada: Google Maps Link for under $12CAD (tax included) ... (this price actually included a bunch of resistors in case the windas fix didnt work ...glad I didn;t have to use them since I don't have a soldering iron here).
Ok ... here are the pics:
Just to add another comment ... I had to edit the .dat file with a hex editor since it couldn't be opened by a text editor properly. Here are screenshots of b4 and after ... (compare light with light stripe and dark with dark stripes ... amazing ):
I just did the mod on my Dell P1110. I could on find a 10Mohm 1/4 watt, resister from my local radio shack. So i soldered it in parallel with the existing one. I turned the monitor back on and after about 20 min the color got good and dark. the only problem is when I turn it off for the night and come back in the morning It is bright again and doesnt get dark until it warms up for about 20 min also, it intermintently switches back to bright and then dark again. Does this mean i didnt solder it good enough?
Hi P991 DELL SONY, I have been going through the instructions on your webpage (thanks!!!), however I am having trouble with the installation of WINDAS.
The step where I need to get TransDll.dll RegDll.dll and LimitDll.dll does not appear to work. (I installed astro SG, but it does not dump those files into the windows/system folder).
Is there any other place to get these file?
Thanks for all the help