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    Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    Any ideas or fixes?
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    Re: Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    How dark is it? I don't know how helpful I can be, but I'm trying to get a feel for what you're dealing with.
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    Re: Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    When I first installed STEAM, it screwed up my gamma settings or something. I wasn't able to adjust gamma or brightness enough to play any game. I uninstalled STEAM, reinstalled it, and now my moniter is fine for any game except HL games... I'm thinking about uninstalling HL altogether, but I still wax nostalgic every now and again and am willing to put up with the dark environments on those rare occasions...

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    Re: Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    hey b...... you can take off the cover and manually adjust everything and more that you can on the outside..... sometimes you need the extra tweak to get a few more years out of a monitor...... I can look at it if you are worried about taking it apart.....

    of course, you might want to dual boot and see if it is HW or SW...... then again, the 9500 might be an issue......

    you can bring it over and we'll plug it up to my computer(s) to see if the issue replicates.
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    Re: Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    I use Rage3D Tweak and it has hotkeys to adjust gamma and brightness settings for applications. I've used it before and I think it's application specific so it saves the settings for next time.
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    Re: Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    Quote Originally Posted by =DdogG=
    hey b...... you can take off the cover and manually adjust everything and more that you can on the outside.....
    Just be careful when you do this. A CRT is a hell of a large capacitor.... We're talking about possible death here, folks.

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    If B dies:

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    Re: Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    How about you get a CRT monitor to explode or something and tape it, that would be great. You are welcome to leave the room when this happens of course. Powerstrip is an ok problem. If you have had the monitor for a while, you may want to dust the insides a bit, dust buildup created issues with my monitor (not darkness issues, but hey). If its a hardware issue good luck :P.


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    Re: Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    I have the same problem with HL games only..When I load NS, I see the screen get brighter(the way its supposed to be) then dims back. I think this is a Steam issue with certain hardware?(IE. ATI 9800 video cards?)

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    Re: Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    Thanks for the posts... Power strip seemed to do the trick... but only with some games...( I forgot that eternal pimps that app)

    I think its time for a new monitor.

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    Re: Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    I fix monitors as part of my business...... I have never died yet....... I think its cause I spit on my hands before I touch the capacitors..........

    and seriously, there are small adjustments all over most monitor boards for fine tuning...... easily fixing 80% of the monitors that cross my path. a 30 minute fix and a 25 dollar charge...... b...........I got like 10 monitors laying around right now.... want to trade?
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    Re: Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    Quote Originally Posted by =DdogG=
    I fix monitors as part of my business...... I have never died yet....... I think its cause I spit on my hands before I touch the capacitors..........
    I've tinkered around with moniters as well, and I kinda figured you knew what you were doing. I'd be afraid to tell people to just take off the cover without warning them about the potential dangers... Most CRTs aren't going to kill a healthy person, but they sure can hurt. And with the exception of one time, every single time I've ever been shocked the most painful thing was hitting or cutting my hand or head when I jerked away from the shock.

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    Re: Monitor Dark Running 3D Games

    I would NEVER recommend anyone take apart a monitor unless they had researched thoroghly the dangers and proper procedures...........

    sorry I did not disclaimer it before. thanks cing.......
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