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

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by JAD, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. JAD

    JAD Guest

    time for a tech or a new monitor

    "Family Man" <> wrote in message
    news:1108084809.9252@ftpsrv1...
    > Please explain? Is there nothing I can do?
    >
    > Hank
    >
    > "David Maynard" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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

    almost
    > 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.
    > >

    >
    >
     
    JAD, Feb 11, 2005
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  2. JAD

    rhys Guest

    On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 14:40:41 +1300, "Family Man"
    <> wrote:

    >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
    RAM.

    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
    cheaper.

    R.
     
    rhys, Feb 11, 2005
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