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Does using an LCD shorten it's lifespan?

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I'm just paranoid, I have these 2 20" LCD's and I really want them to last me then next 4-5 years. They're already 12-20 months old.
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Umm yes, just like anything if you use it that will cause wear. But other than some sort of malfunction they should easily last over 5 years. I have NEC 18in LCDs at my work and they are never turned off, they are used 24/7/365 and they have not yet failed in 6.5 years we have had them.
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Umm yes, just like anything if you use it that will cause wear. But other than some sort of malfunction they should easily last over 5 years. I have NEC 18in LCDs at my work and they are never turned off, they are used 24/7/365 and they have not yet failed in 6.5 years we have had them.
Ahh that makes me feel better! Thanks, Rep+
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LCD failure tend to be (most common to least):
1) Dead Pixels: occassionally fixable
2) Dead CCFL Tube: fixable if you open up the LCD and replace it
3) Dead PSU or circuit board: not easily fixable unless you know your stuff
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