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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by jack19512, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. jack19512

    jack19512

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    The monitor on my grandsons computer quit working the other day. The monitor would not do anything, just a black screen. The little green power light would just blink.

    I don't know anything about monitors but I did take the cover off and I didn't see anything burnt or anything. It worked fine the last time he used his computer and now it won't light up or anything.

    I had a spare monitor that I give him. This monitor is getting rather old, should I just consider it not worth fixing and throw it away? :)
     
  2. Glock Bob

    Glock Bob Snack Attack!!!

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    Firstly, I'm glad you're not dead after removing the cover.

    Secondly, it could just be that the cable was loose.
     

  3. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    My motto is: Test it and toss it.

    Put it on your machine once; if it still doesn't run up, recycle it or something.

    Was it getting really dark before it quit working? That's a bad sign; it means the CRT 'guns' are wearing out.

    You CAN turn the juice up but this will accelerate its demise.

    BTW, those capacitors will hold about 15 times the juice that's needed to kill you. And just coming near a trace on the PCB that runs from one can cause you to become part of a very short circuit.

    Be CAREFUL.
     
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    I just looked, I didn't touch. The cables were one of the first thing I checked. :)
     
  5. jack19512

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    The monitor worked fine last time he had it on. When he turned it on for the first time that mourning the monitor wouldn't do anything. I guess it just died that quick. :)
     
  6. David_G17

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    fwiw, you aren't supposed to just toss monitors in the garbage. they have mercury or something hazardous in them.
     
  7. wolfpack_5150

    wolfpack_5150 Apple Pi Monstr

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    "Computer monitors contain toxic elements (including lead and cadmium) that may be harmful to the environment when improperly disposed of."

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