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Old 09-19-2006, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a old CRT monitor which i just replaced with a samsung LCD.

The monitor works fine the only thing is it loses its horizontal hold, ocassionally and when i slap (tenderly) the side of the monitor i goes back to normal...hehe.

Now is there anything i can do to fix this monitor or should i just junk it.

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Old 09-19-2006, 10:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Monitors are relatively cheap and very dangerous to repair. The capacitors and transformers inside have enough juice to kill you.
Your issue doesn't sound like it can be fixed with a simple driver replacement or other adjustment. my advice is to take it to a professional to be repaired or buy another.
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I ditto wicked.

Wow. I doubt I'll ever string those three words together again.

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Old monitors make good target practice.
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Old CRT monitors also have mercury in them if I am not mistaken. Can't (legally) just toss them in the trash or shoot them. (even though they do look cool upon impact). We here at work have to pay somebody to come get them and properly dispose of them.
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" Old CRT monitors also have mercury in them if I am not mistaken. Can't (legally) just toss them in the trash or shoot them. (even though they do look cool upon impact). We here at work have to pay somebody to come get them and properly dispose of them"

Meh. Who pays attention to "legalities." :-P

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" Old CRT monitors also have mercury in them if I am not mistaken. Can't (legally) just toss them in the trash or shoot them. (even though they do look cool upon impact). We here at work have to pay somebody to come get them and properly dispose of them"

Meh. Who pays attention to "legalities." :-P

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When you work at a hospital, you have to go by the book on some things. They inspect our garbage randomly. We don't want the OSHA folks coming down on us.
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dipique and superdave you know you both got the same b-day.
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"They inspect our garbage randomly."

Gee... that's creepy. Maybe you could disguise it as a dead body or something. Then again, I doubt you're allowed to throw those in the dumpster, either. Too much mercury in the blood.

" dipique and superdave you know you both got the same b-day."

One can only wonder how you happened to notice that. :-P

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