Re: [NTO] Monitor problem
- From my own comparison shopping recently, it is now cheaper to buy a new 17" monitor than to have one repaired. If your monitor is bigger than this, it may well be cheaper to repair than replace, but for this size or smaller, expect to replace.
If you do want to look at repair, make sure you get a firm quote before leaving the monitor.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [NTO] Monitor problem
Hugo Paulissen wrote:
> My monitor "collapses" every now and then, it started a couple of weeks
> ago. The image is distorted, and only the center part is filled, as if
> the image is sucked into the middle.
> [graphical representation]
> |+\ /+|
> |++| |++|
> |+/ \+|
> I found out that if I tap on the side of the monitor the image is
> restored. Is my monitor dying? Or can I do something about it?
You should probably start comparing prices!
If the trouble can be corrected by the shock/vibration of tapping on the
side of case it would seem to indicate a bad electrical/mechanical
If you had a circuit diagram for the monitor a good TV/electronics
repairman might be of some help.
It could be a connection on a discrete component or a bad solder joint
on the circuit board.
With a small soldering iron, appropriate static protection and a lot of
time you might get lucky and find and fix the problem, but start
comparing prices anyway!
hrs > hsavage@...
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- HRS, John, David,
> You should probably start comparing prices!Thanks for your comments about my monitor. I did have a look, and
decided to wait until the monitor really died...
But I also asked the system-administrator at work if he had a spare
monitor (we are switching to TFT-screens now); guess what? I got an
Iiyama 17 inch CRT. What a fine picture! The quality (compared with my
Dell) is much better: even my wife spotted the difference instantly!
> But I also asked the system-administrator at work if he had a sparea bunch of us might put in a day or two working there if it would net us
> monitor (we are switching to TFT-screens now); guess what? I got an
> Iiyama 17 inch CRT. What a fine picture! The quality (compared with my
> Dell) is much better: even my wife spotted the difference instantly!
out that well