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    Default Monitor giving me a headache!

    O.K. these monitors are driving me buggy! I recently rescued two 20" monitors from a truck that was to take them to the recyclers. The only real info I've been able to find on these things is here: http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache...gdm20e01&hl=en

    After a 3 or 4 week period of looking for and waiting for the cables I needed to hook these things to a standard video card I was all ready to start enjoying my monitors. My VGA to 5BNC cables arrived today but appearently my problems are not over. I can not get the things to work under Windows! They work great when I use a Linux boot disk but when I try to use Windows the only picture I get is the loading screen. After the loading screen the monitor goes into standby instead of giving me a picture. I'm guessing my problem is resolution or refresh rate related but none of the settings I've tried seem to help. The settings that my live Linux disk uses are 1024x768@75hz but this setting does not produce any better results than the dozen or so other settings I've tried in Windows. Does anyone have an idea what the problem is and how to fix it?
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    Default Re: Monitor giving me a headache!

    It may be a driver issue. I've seen some of the industrial monitors that require drivers to be used in Windows, so check out the Sony site and see what you can dig up.
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    Default Re: Monitor giving me a headache!

    Thanks Darthtanion! I'm not really sure just what did the trick but I'm now using the 20" monitor. I managed to boot into VGA mode and was then able to adjust my resolution and refresh rates at will. I found some Sony drivers on Sonys' website and randomly picked the model number that looked like it might work. (I have a GDM20E01 and I used GDM20SE ... or something like that.) The GDM20E01 monitors that I aquired are not listed on any of the Sony sites that I can find. They were custom built for a company called Foxboro so far as I can figure out. Nice monitors but they do have a bit of faint burn in. Oh well I guess the price was right.
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