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#1 ssgtjeffward


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 02:50 PM

I remember years ago when Gateway came out with a new monitor, they were not made and calibrated correctly and the screen was canted on the display. I was lucky enough to get one of these and called tech support about it. I was told that the monitors were assembled in Mexico and since I was in Oregon the screens was canted because of how the screen was affected by the earth's magnetics. Being a former electronics tech I asked if he really believed it and he said it was true.


Anybody else run into implausible reasons for tech not acting correctly? :flamethrower:

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 06:44 PM

At least you got a cool story out of it.

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:49 PM

its gateway, what do you expect? lol.



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 02:00 PM

This does sound a bit on the far fetched side of the line.  BUT.  There may be enough difference magnetically between the two locations or one may be near a large ore deposit.  I have seen constant current transformers in an adjacent room causing flickers and induced sine wave on a large 19 inch CRT.  The canting seems strange, that means the yoke got twisted on the neck.

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