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Shit's gettin' cheap!
« on: January 24, 2011, 04:23:43 PM »
I just bought me a 2nd hand one of these for $30! Nice picture, too.




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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 04:29:17 PM »
Score!!!  :)


Where did you pick it up?

I recently bought a 23" AOC wide from spotit, about $250 delivered, excellent screen, even new they are now way down in price.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 04:34:38 PM »
On the classified ads email folder at work. Dude's moving house, Minister for War & Finance decreed that it had to go. He lives about 10 minutes away from me, so no hassles picking it up. I can't get it to work on my netbook for some reason. Meh. I'm back to having a dual display on this PC, anyway. The old 17" LCD carked it for some reason. I paid $100 for that one, too. I think I might've been ripped off.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011, 04:36:03 PM »
I just realised...I took that image from a website, see the windows that are open? Bottom left.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 04:56:58 PM »
 :)

I'll keep my eye open we are going to need a few shortly.

I had noticed the screen yes.

Had some fun and games with my netbook getting it to light up an external screen last week, woke up after a few minutes that my HP uses the Intel video controller, open the icon on the toolbar and there's an option as to where the output goes, if yours uses the same or similar that may be the reason.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011, 05:01:24 PM »
I've used a different screen in the past and it was just plug & play.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 05:18:32 PM »
 :)

Me too, I think maybe the 7 driver is different, easy once you remember.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2011, 05:30:29 PM »
cant imagine why it would be, cant test it with my eeepc cause i dont have the dongle unit.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2011, 05:40:38 PM »
Nah, I'll bet it's driver related, not seeing the external VGA until you tell it to.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2011, 07:05:23 PM »
yeah it could be something thats very specific to netbooks, but i know duel works just fine straight up on desktop and laptop, well atleast my mates asus lappy anyways

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2011, 07:39:00 PM »
 :D :)

Works fine here, the netty was a few mins of wtf, nothing more :)

I do think it is probably driver related, but Sam doesn't seem to care much anyway, could be port, but that I doubt, haven't seen it in years.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2011, 08:25:37 PM »
Yeah, I'm not too worried about it. I bought the LCD to sit next to the other one and be connected to the main PC. Being able to work off the netbook would've been nice while I'm waiting to get sound back on the PC.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2011, 08:36:57 PM »
Had some fun and games with my netbook getting it to light up an external screen last week, woke up after a few minutes that my HP uses the Intel video controller, open the icon on the toolbar and there's an option as to where the output goes, if yours uses the same or similar that may be the reason.

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That's what it was. Weird. As I said, It's been plug & play in the past.



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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 09:29:20 PM »
 :)

Thought so, had me head scratching for a few mins :)

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011, 04:45:06 AM »
Same thing here.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2011, 07:33:13 PM »
lol has it been rebooted between the fail and successful try??


to quote that most awsome of  shows, "the IT crowd" ...


"hello it dept, have u tried turning it off and on again?"    ;)

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2011, 05:06:07 AM »
lol has it been rebooted between the fail and successful try??


to quote that most awsome of  shows, "the IT crowd" ...


"hello it dept, have u tried turning it off and on again?"    ;)
No, that wasn't it, it was just a matter of setting it up a different way than I normally would.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2011, 01:59:41 PM »
Yeah,

The funny thing is it happens with XP  now as well, saw it yesterday, something in a driver update I'd guess.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2011, 05:14:56 PM »
I just picked up one of these suckers for $90!


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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2011, 05:26:08 PM »
 :)

Cool, dunno if it still has warranty but Viewsonic have a zero pixel stuck guarantee, and when I did have to send a couple back they were quick, efficient and fixed them.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2011, 06:31:39 PM »
And...In action!


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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2011, 06:46:32 PM »
yeah i really need to get round to replacen my second monitor with a lcd.....

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2011, 06:59:54 PM »
I have a Dell 15" that you can have for the cost of postage.

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2011, 07:08:28 PM »
Pretty good setup Sambo.
Are you aware that the dolly is exposing itself?

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Re: Shit's gettin' cheap!
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2011, 07:32:30 PM »
haha thanks Sambo, but ill passnothen really wrong with the 19' crt, just tint is going a bit, and on occasion it needs a thump to clear a green wash it gets. :p, 21" ws lcd with a 19" square is bad enough, dun think i could handle a 15" :p