Gosh, how could I have been so foolish... oh, wait, I did follow the instructions... there seems to be another problem. Thanks for the "help" joe.
Hi deiphage, I have sp1 and it works ok on that. Did you try your 98 machine yet? On your sp2 machine you could run the file under 98 settings by right clicking on the Windas.exe file going to the compatability tab and selecting which ever mode you want. Also try to shutdown all other programs as one might conflict.
Hope that helps, if not give me more info(computer spec/installed programs) and i will see what i can do.
can someone help me? i have the same isue on my dell 991, i don;t know where the resister is and so i can get it fix, i don;t think i wanna go with the cable route...thxhttp://www.short-media.com/forum/showthread.php?p=380496#post380496
Just wondering if anyone found some kind of adjustment in WinDAS to control the brightness compensation during warmup. I just got a refurb for cheap but something's not right. The picture is completely washed out for a while after I turn it on, but looks great (at brightness 30) once it warms up for 20-30 mins. I'm thinking about building my own cable, but didn't want to spend the time/money unless I knew for sure there was a way to fix my problem through DAS.
BTW this thread ROCKS!
To anyone who had success with WinDAS, I need your help. I have the software installed correctly with the proper RS232 adapter. I can start WinDAS fine, but when I go to save the DAT file I get a "ECS Syntax Error" pop-up. I click on OK, and then GO to proceed with saving the file. But when I use the Expert Viewer to open up the file, all my settings are 0. I am reluctant to edit the file and load it to the monitor. Anyone has any advice? Thanks.
trying to help a friend with his sony E-540, i ran int a problem and now look like a dope...
i tried modifying his G2 level via notepad, wordpad and MS WORD
and it keeps telling me the model has been changed, and wont let me upload the dat..
infact i tried just opening the file in notepad and saving, not changing anyting
and yes it had the .dat extension
if you dont already have them get the CR1 files for windas, then
go to procedure, and "FINALIZE" its the last thing on the list
tab to the OK button that i can never see, hit enter, itll say 'FINALIZE??" say YES
itll finalize, and your OSD will be unlocked
I'd like to thank all of you again for all your hard work. This thread rocks!
I sucessfully built a cable and used WINDAS to fix the brightness. I previously used the resistor fix, but I snipped it out after I verified that my cable was working. The cable fix is definitely as good or better than the resistor fix, if anyone is wondering.
Someone linked to a Nokia test image generator earlier but the link was dead. Here is a working link:http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Other-VIDEO-Tools/Nokia-Monitor-Test.shtml
By the way, when you are building your cable, make sure you connect the ground of the serial cable to the ground of the monitor power supply with a resistor. I didn't do this and couldn't for the life of me figure out why it wasn't working.
I do have a question: Does anyone have details on how to perform the fine-tuning convergence adjustments? I have tried Procedure->Convergence Adjustment from within the WinDAS software, but this only allows adjustment of the same 4 values you can adjust through the monitor's OSD. I have some really awful convergence in my corners and it would be nice to fix it up. (Actually I have played with a lot of the stuff in the Procedure section, but most of it requires special equipment to adjust properly)
From the Windows START, go to RUN, then type EDIT. Once in EDIT, go to FILE - OPEN, and then open the DAT file you wish to modify as OPEN BINARY (this box must be checked). Once it is opened, scroll down and locate the G2* value and modify it with the value of your choice. Once this is done, save the adjusted file and then try loading it on WinDAS. Hope this helps!
Luis A. Grunauer, Jr.
(*): G2 value can be identify on WinDAS by opening the DAT file with the HELP - EXPERT - VIEWER Viewer
In WinDAS, under Adjustments, go to Dcnv (Dynamic Convergence), and then you can adjust the convergence of practically every inch of the screen. Try it, but remember to save you DAT file first before you try it. Hope this helps!