Originally Posted by InnocentCriminal
I managed to resurrect my GF's rig.
In the process though, the DVI port on my Viewsonic has decided to stop working. After googling et al, I've discovered that I'm not the only one. It's a very
common issue. Guess I'm lucky to have had the monitor working flawlessly for 8 years now.
I have a few things to try; one is to modifiy the DVI's EDID but that's a major freakin' ball ache, another is to use a Dell utility that does all that for me. Apparently it's worked for some so I'm gunna give that a shot in the mouth. If all else fails, I guess VGA to DVI will have to do.
same thing happend to me with an old Iiyama Prolite screen. one day the DVi port just decided to stop working. googling the problem turned up a few hits. but no one had a solution to the problem so I deep six'd it and bought a samsung monitor which i had for about a year before the back light on it died and then i upgraded to this NEC i have now which has been working solidly for the last 2 years.
Its crazy when you think about how long youve kept some hardware going.