My CRT all of a sudden is shifted to the right. I cannot adjust it via the adjustment potentiometers, nothing changes when these are turned. If I increase the brightness, the whole screen turns green (green monochrome crt).
The monitor is in an old compaq portable I. Any suggestions as to what to look for?
It was working normally and all of sudden did this.
To answer a few of the questions.
As another user commented, the compact portable has a built-in CRT, so I think they are all the same.
I have looked at the service manual, it does go through the steps to calibrate the monitor using the 8 various POTs on the top of the monitor assembly. The vertical adjustment POTs work, but the horizontal ones have no affect on the display at all. The service manual does only goes as far as to mention how to turn these POTs. It doesn't say what to do if the POTs do not work.
I measured the resistance of the POTs, they are all working so I believe there is some control circuitry (transistor, capacitor?) that has gone bad.
The reason I do not suspect a capacitor is because the issue happened all of a sudden.
I have tried another Video Card on this computer and the same problem occurs (Both video cards are for the Compaq portable I with the internal CRT connector).
Edit: The reference guide I was using is from here: https://www.repairfaq.org/sam/monfaq.htm#monpicshor
When I increase brightness, the entire CRT goes green so I think that means the CRT itself is working correctly but that there is an issue with the horizontal phase (bullet point #2), or Horizontal Output Transistor (HOT) (bullet point #3).
There is no wrap-around on the image, the entire image is shifted to the right and the missing section is missing. When the computer is put into low-resolution mode the horizontal offset becomes even worse. In hi-resolution (80 column mode iirc) the offset is maybe 25% shift to the right. In low-resolution (40 column mode?) it is more like 50% shifted to the right (half the screen is cut off).
Here is a picture of the adjustments possible. According to the compaq manual, "Master Vid Ctr" and "Hi Scan Ctr" are used to adjust the horizontal position. These two adjustments do nothing to the image when turned. The other POTs for Vertical and Brightness do change the image.
Here are two pictures of the screen, one in low-res and one in hi-res mode.
I was asked about what happens to the right side of the screen. Well, it appears the image itself gets cut off. Even if I reduce the width as much as possible, the right columns of text are cut off.
I was also able to move the bad CRT driver board into a known working Compaq Portable. The issue follows the CRT driver. So I know there is definitely something wrong with the driver board and not with the power supply, video card or tube itself.