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#1 MasterCheif

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 11:17 AM

Hey guys my monitor is slowly fading away. Now I know that most people would say not to dare try to fix a monitor, but I want to know how, if there is a way to fix a dying monitor, regardless of the risks.
Thanks in advance for any replies to this topic. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 01:21 PM

There is always a way, but will the cost out way the price of a new monitor. Shop rate around here is $65/hr plus parts.
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 10:29 PM

a used 17" monitor is about 50.00 at a local used PC store, if there are any near you.
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 10:33 PM

Here a "17 is $20, "20 is $40. I was given 4 "15 when I bought 2 "20. What do you do with a "15?
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 10:50 PM

MasterChief - The tube could be worn out or faulty, the HT circuit could be failing to produce enough potential to pull the electrons onto the screen, the 'heater' may be defective or a number of circuits could be at fault. In other words it's either the tube or the electronics.
Since about the only things in a monitor are the tube and the electronics then you might as well replace the whole thing. Fixing CRTs is a 'black art' and requires a different skillset to digital systems. Not something you can pick up by experiment imho.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 03:27 PM

I have had a little monitor repair training but I don't mess with them. At best you could fix the problem yourself for at least as much but probably more than another monitor would cost, from what I understand at worst you could discharge a large amount of electricity into your body potentially stopping your heart so I would buy another monitor. Monitors are getting ridiculously cheap, even the prices on decent LCD flat panels are pretty low.




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