Soldering is VERY easy. You can pick up a cheapo soldering iron at the dollar store (at least around here you can) which would be fine for the job.
I would reccomend getting a cheap "learn to solder" kit. Usually they consist of a bunch of electronic parts (such as capacitors, resisters, and in some cases a small IC) which usually teaches you how to solder while also making a bunch of LEDs blink on and off using the included components and an illustrated guide describing the process. You can usually find them for ~$5 (or more if they also come with an iron), just check around at hobby shops, and online.
Also, Slipkid, I went to the site you posted (http://www.alliedelec.com/) and searched on "6.2m OHM 1/2 watt" but it didn't come up with anything. I searched on "6.2 OHM" and it came up with like 20 listings. Do you have the exact part number you bought? I want to make sure I get the right thing. Thanks.
And I should be able to get the resitor at Radio Shack? Do I just say it's a "6.2M OHM 1/2 watt resistor" and that's all the info they need? Thanks again.
You have been doing the "Auto Color calibration" after you tried each resistor, right? If not, you could get funky stuff like that.
The monitor was pretty messed brightness/contrast wise after I performed the mod until I did this.
Well, because I dont have the monitor in front of me this moment, tell me what you did to mess it up, and I'll tell you if that's what I was talking about.
The higher the resistance, the brighter the picture.
Went into the menu, and did the "Color Return??" option.
Is this the same thing you did?
To use the auto color calibration thing, you need to have the monitor powered up (and not let it go into power save mode) for about an hour. You'll know it's warmed up, because once it's happy with it's “warmth” will it let you even select the option.
At which point, you can select the option, press (what I recall to be) the right arrow button, and the monitor will go black, and slowly (over the course of 10 seconds or so) fade to white. Then the picture will return (with a better color/brightness/contrast calibration) but you will still have to set the levels themselves, this only calibrates the scale.
my moniitor doesn't have an option to do that anywhere....i've searched all of the menus
i have a DELL P1110 / trinitron
You sure? Check Color/sRGB tab/ and select "Color Return". Keep in mind it may say "Available after warmup", and be unselectable untill the message goes away.
Hello, I found this thread to be very helpful as I too have this monitor. I dont have a problem with it being too bright. My problem is that I get a shadow to the right of everything on screen. It is not the Convergence settings because the shadow has no color. Is there a controller inside the monitor that will adjust this? Or is this some signs of old age which can not be repaired? Also, how do I remove the cover from the back of the monitor. Thanks for your help
great infomation partipilo. I hope this cable works for me too.