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By boyds4u ·
I have a Packard Bell 1402s Monitor that I am trying to use on an older system. It boots up through the Windows 98 loading window but when it gets to the log-in screen it becomes very dim and cannot be lightened enough to see clearly. Is this a driver probelm or a monitor problem.

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by Pinoy_Teknik In reply to Dim packard Bell Monitor

To know try this:

Can you made some adjustment to the monitor control (brightness, contrast, etc.) If you know that and you properly setup it. Go on make sure you properly done.

Ok everything is fine Did you change some adjustment of the settings of your display card setting. There is some Additional Properties to adjust to make your display brighter..(Color Correction). You should know this settings. If your can't see that settings, try to reinstall the driver to make it sure.

Its nota monitor problem if you properly setit. It is some settings in Windows need to Adjust, and sometimes the faulty driver....

SYRUPHIN?

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by TheChas In reply to Dim packard Bell Monitor

If the brightnes is fine on the POST screens and the Windows splash screen, then you are likely in an incompatable video mode.
The refresh rate that the video card is running at does not work with the monitor.

Make sure that the monitor is identified correctly in the advanced window of display settings.

You can try manually setting refresh rates, but you are safer to set a different video mode.

You might need a specific driver for the monitor.

If the POST and splash screens are also dim, then the monitor is near it's end of life.

Chas

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by dcosgrove In reply to Dim packard Bell Monitor

just to add to what chas said, try going into safe mode. Safe mode will load the video adapter as standard and use low resolution and color settings. just press the F8 key repeatedly during the boot process untill you get a menu of boot options. If the monitor looks good in safe mode, it will likely work fine on an older system, it just can't support thr resolution or refresh rate of the newer video card.

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by hjs In reply to Dim packard Bell Monitor

Monitor. Nuff said.

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