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Yeah, because he is a huge dork and games all day. The difference isn't even that huge anymore.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
Yeah, because he is a huge dork and games all day. The difference isn't even that huge anymore.
Well, the price sure is a differance. I'd rather have this CRT for free (Which it was.) Then a LCD the same size for at least $100.
post #13 of 23
Clean it out, degauss it, and see if any changes.

It's probably wearing out, but it could still have many years left.

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Well, the price sure is a differance. I'd rather have this CRT for free (Which it was.) Then a LCD the same size for at least $100.
A top quality CRT is pretty damn expensive, but worth it if you don't need to move your system much.

I still prefer my 21" sony CRT (a mid-range model, paid $540 in early 2003) over any of the 20-22" LCDs I've used.
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Another sign a CRT is dying.....
Super high pitched squeeling noise. That's a bad sign, replace the CRT IMMEDIATELY as that can 1: Hurt your hearing 2: Cause a fire (forgot why though).
 
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Nearly all CRTs make a very high pitched noise. Intensity varies, but it's usually too high pitched to be heard by most.

People call me nuts, but I can tell when my GFs TV is on, while muted, from anywhere in the house.
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You should start looking around just for the fact that CRT's are going extinct.
    
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Quote:
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Nearly all CRTs make a very high pitched noise. Intensity varies, but it's usually too high pitched to be heard by most.

People call me nuts, but I can tell when my GFs TV is on, while muted, from anywhere in the house.
That's slightly different. I hear it too, though the "CRT on deathbed" noise is significantly louder and lower in pitch.
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I think most symptoms are different. Ie. My sistr had a CRT that was 2 yasr old, but made a funky phospherous burning noise. One of th monitors I've been uing has had about 6 years of staraight use on it and ts 10 years old, o hopefully you'll be ood.
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You know, Blameless, I knew somebody who had the same ability. I didn't believe them. But after learning that you can do it too, I believe them now. Although, I cannot remember who it was. lol

Anyway, wow. Where should I start? A few of you made me laugh pretty hard, and a few of you gave some good tips and examples. You know who you all are. Thank you!! OCN ftw!


This is good! I'm thinking that cleaning it is a good idea since I haven't cleaned it yet. But I've degaussed it a few times in its 6 year lifetime. But I don't do it very often because when I degauss it, it makes precisely the same sound as it does when I turn it on. And it also does exactly the same thing as it does if I turn it off and then turn it back on right away. So, I figure "I don't need to navigate this menu to find Degauss. All I have to do is turn it off and back on again." But maybe that's not true at all!

Anyway, regarding the Purity: On this monitor, there's a setting called Purity. In there, you can adjust the 4 corners individually, and you can adjust the north/south ("NS") purity. Purity makes it go from being discolored to being pure. It's almost like when a magnet gets too close and it permanently discolors it. Well, I get the impression that this has the ability to fix that (but I won't dare try it!)



Thank you guys. Some of you were hilarious, and some of you were helpful. All in all, a great response!
post #20 of 23
A very faint, high pitched whine is normal, some people just can't hear it. Most kids can, as they can hear a greater range. Once you hit age 12 or so, the range starts to cut off.
A louder, lower whine is likely a sign of a failing filter capacitor, and the offending component should be replaced if you feel comfortable doing so, or just replace the monitor.
You might want to pick yourself up a magnetometer (or Gaussmeter, depending on who you ask) as you near the end of the projected lifespan. A few inches away from the screen, pass the meter over it and see if the meter spikes anywhere. If it does, you need to replace the monitor quick, as the phosphor coating has been damaged, and radiation can now pass through the glass. I don't know where you can find them anymore (mine is made by Safe Computing Company, about 20 years old), but you can make one if you have a bit of electronics know-how. Oh dear, I'm rambling.
When you do need a new monitor, ask around tech shops and stores like CompUSA if they have any CRTs. Usually you can get them pretty darn cheap, seeing as most people want LCDs now. long live CRT
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