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Very Slow Monitor Warm Up


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#1 harkcomp

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

With the help of many of the wonderful folks on Bleeping Computer I now enjoy a smokin fast computer.........that is after the darn monitor finally warms up. At times I can sit for what seems a solid 15 minutes waiting for my monitor screen to warm up and my desk top to finally appear.

I have a 19" IBM P200 monitor. I know the thing must be a dinosaur. It's a monster in size measuring 20" in depth from front to back. It has a date of 1990 on the spec plate.

I'm wondering is it possible that a monitor will become slower in its warm up speed simply due to age. Or, like the computers memory, is there a way to speed up the warm up time for the monitor as well?

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Edited by hamluis, 09 December 2012 - 08:59 AM.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

I'm wondering is it possible that a monitor will become slower in its warm up speed simply due to age.

Yes

Or, like the computers memory, is there a way to speed up the warm up time for the monitor as well?

Not really.

You have a tube type monitor. The warm up is taking longer or the emitting surface is getting worn out or both. Slight chance that whatever source feed the filament is out of spec. or that something is wrong with the high voltage circuit.

That slow warmup usually indicates that the tube is near the end of its life.
In the old tube type TV days we would have have hung a booster on the tube that basically stepped up the voltage to make it work better. That shortened the life but since the tube was worn out anyway, what the heck.

In Your case Budget / be prepared for a replacement monitor in the future.

I highly recommend you do not open the monitor. The high voltage can linger on and knock you across the room or worse.

Sorry to give you bad news.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:55 PM

I'm wondering is it possible that a monitor will become slower in its warm up speed simply due to age.

Yes

Or, like the computers memory, is there a way to speed up the warm up time for the monitor as well?

Not really.

You have a tube type monitor. The warm up is taking longer or the emitting surface is getting worn out or both. Slight chance that whatever source feed the filament is out of spec. or that something is wrong with the high voltage circuit.

That slow warmup usually indicates that the tube is near the end of its life.
In the old tube type TV days we would have have hung a booster on the tube that basically stepped up the voltage to make it work better. That shortened the life but since the tube was worn out anyway, what the heck.

In Your case Budget / be prepared for a replacement monitor in the future.

I highly recommend you do not open the monitor. The high voltage can linger on and knock you across the room or worse.

Sorry to give you bad news.

Roger


Thanks for your reply Roger!
I already have a much newer monitor but it only has a 16" screen. This 19" was given to me for free but I see I'm going to have to go back to the 16" and use it until it quits.
Thanks again!
Harkcomp





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