Originally posted by Whaleboy
Ok, so now I have the complete system in the car. With the nice custom fiberglass display in the dash, etc. Except now I have a serious problem, the damn xenarc!
I just wanted to run this buy the other owners to see if anyone has had samiliar problems and can offer any fixes. Maybe I just really screwed this display up during all the custom mounting.. who knows...
I'm having the following problems
1. The touchscreen's ability to function disappears after rebooting Windows XP (home edition). However, if I calibrate it again, it operates fine. I have tried everything to troubleshoot this problem, short of reinstalling XP, I have already reinstalled the drivers.
2. The display forgets its current display mode at random. The picture will be absolutely perfect, and lined up. Recognizing the proper mode feeding off the video card. Then suddenly, at random intervals, it decides to just switch into "unknown mode", then the display is misaligned, it won't go back to normal unless turned off, then turned back on.
3. The xenarc completely forgets current brightness/contrast settings when it's turned off and back on. Well, it sort of remembers it. You can go to the menu, and visually see the brightness/contrast numbers at the same position you left them, but the screen is obviously brighter/darker then what the numbers indicate. And will be as such until you go in and move the numbers up/down, and the display will instantly pop back to those numbers you set. Hope that made sense. :P
Ok, well, thanks to anyone in advance if you can offer any help/advice... If not, guess I'll have to buy another as I've already voided the warranty.
1 what mobo are you using? what port are you using? I have the same problem but my system is different than most people's. I'm using Keyspan USB 4 port serial hub. The device almost always fail to load so my touch wont work unless the keyspan works. If you're using the com port on the computer it should be fine. Did you turn on the monitor as soon as the computer turns on? If you turn on the monitor after the computer completely boots, the touch most likely wont work. You have to reboot with the Xenarc on.
2 this problem has been discussed many times. The way to solve this problem is by using PowerStrip. Leave the screen at unknown mode and out of align then use powerstrip to correct the problem. Once you got it aligned, everytime you boot, xenarc will always be in the misaligned position and Powerstrip will always correct the problem, even if you turn off the monitor and turn it back on.
3 You're right on that. Once the monitor turns off, it wont go back to the same brightness as it was before even though the brightness settings are the same. The way I do it is save the setting. When I turn on the system every time, I goto the menu and load the setting. It's a pain but the detail of a WVGA is worth it. I notice that when its cold, the screen is not as bright. Once it warms up, it gets a little brighter.
Show me yours and I'll show you mine --- dash that is.