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Re: How do I fix a foggy monitor? Condensation?


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      Feb 11th, 05, 2:28 AM
time for a tech or a new monitor

"Family Man" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> Please explain? Is there nothing I can do?
> Hank
> "David Maynard" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Family Man wrote:
> >
> > > How do I fix my IBM monitor. It appears increasingly foggy 4 minutes

> after
> > > power is on. Initially it's clear. Words on the screen are clear and

> easy to
> > > read. Then, gradually over the following 10 minutes, the screen turns

> foggy.
> > > Icons are difficult to distinguish. Normal screen writing becomes

> too
> > > foggy to read. Is it condensation? Can I repair this?
> > >
> > > I do not have the hardware skills of this group. I'm new at hardware

> without
> > > experience or training. I am handy with basic PC tools. Can you

> recommend
> > > anything I can do to fix it myself?
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > > Hank.
> > >
> > >

> >
> > No, it's drift in the high voltage section driving it out of focus.
> >


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      Feb 11th, 05, 5:24 PM
On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 14:40:41 +1300, "Family Man"
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>OK. It's around 25 degrees here in New Zealand and I've been trying to keep
>the drops of perspiration from dropping onto the circuit and connecting me.
>I'll leave it as it is. Thanks for your help.

I'm a sailor so I am aware that New Zealand prices are high for
natives and cheap for people like me (even with the Canadian dollar,
it's cheaper to refit or even have a boat made in NZ than almost
anywhere else).

But I have to say that monitors are very cheap these days, especially
CRTs (picture tube style). LCD "flat screen" monitors are crowding out
most of them, excepting the huge Diamond and Trintron monitors used
for professional graphics and video editing.

Here in Toronto, 17" monitors from top-end firms go for $150 or less.
Used 19" three-year-old graphics work station monitors aren't much
more. As for 15" Dell and IBM monitors, people throw those out in the
bloody garbage, along with Pentium II towers, Apple Performas and
PowerMacs and Quadras and early laser printers. I've scavenged enough
working Apple circa 1996 gear to run kiddie software for my
three-year-old. It's al System 7.61 or 8.1. People will give you the

So I suggest you try swap meets or surplus stores. The heavier sort of
desk-dominating monitor will go very cheaply, because no one wants to
deal with their size, and the slightly inferior LCD picture (in most
cases) is made up for in "cool factor" and space savings.

The equivalent of the Viewsonic 19" LCD I bought last year for $1,100
would cost me about half that, so expect CRT monitors to get even

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