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My new monitor!

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#1 CluelessGamer


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Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:01 AM

Manual says "Do not place the LCD monitor near a window. Exposing monitor to sunlight can severely damage it."

Now, I have a problem. My computer desk is placed directly under a window, with the BACK (NOT the screen) of the monitor facing the window. I don't usually get a lot of direct sunlight, as I always have the blinds drawn. But as this monitor cost me an entire week's pay, I don't wanna risk it. Figured I'd ask you guys before rearranging my whole room. Is some minor (but daily) sun exposure to the back of my monitor gonna break it? I mean, beyond the expected gradual weakening of any plastic from prolonged UV exposure. SHOULD I rearrange my whole room ASAP to get away from the sun? Or is it more like a "we say this so you don't sue us later" kinda warning? Just wanted y'all's opinions before I panic. Thanks!

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 04:26 AM

Is it the caution that commonly appears in Acer manuals?

"Do not place the LCD Monitor near a window. Exposing the monitor to rain water, moisture or sunlight can severely damage it."

If so, it seeks to cover possible harm the monitor could suffer if located near a window. The most serious damage would be if the window was left open during rain and the monitor got wet. Over the longer term, the plastic could also deteriorate from UV, as you mention. That may only be minor for the casing, but remember the surface of the LCD panel is also transparent plastic in most panels, and much sunlight could cause yellowing or clouding of this over time. If the monitor faces away from the window and blinds are usually drawn, I would think "severe damage" is unlikely to occur from the sunlight. But if the window is ever left open, remember what a storm could do!

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:03 AM

well another thing to keep in mind-if it gets really hot in the summer time, and you keep your shades open it could cause over heating as well. Personally, I dont think setting it there will kill it, at least not right away, but I think I would try to get it away from the window if possible or put some good curtains up. :thumbsup:



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Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:24 PM

Thank you both for your help, that clears things up. And yes, that's Acer.

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