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So. I have this monitor that I use as a secondary monitor. The model is VA902, but that doesn't matter. The monitor has been in ACTIVE use for at least 4 years.

I have left it on multiple times in the past, it's a bad habit. It never did anything to the monitor... until now.

In the last couple of days, when I left it on for a few hours displaying the same image, the image burned in on the display. IDK what that's called on LCD's, but it did.

Currently there is an image of CCC burnt in on the display. Running jscreenfix to solve that. Previously it was the stock W7 background image. I now have the background image changing every few minutes to prevent that. But I left a window of CCC on the display and went away for a few hours. Now the image is burnt in.





Any insight? Any tips to help me prevent this? Any tips on how to FIX IT once an image has burned in? I'm currently using jscreenfix to get rid of the burnt in images.

EDIT: Attention! The issue only started in the last couple of weeks. Never got burn in before that.
Edited by De-Zant - 1/20/11 at 6:38am
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Try leaving an all-white image on the screen for a couple of days. This isn't the same 'burn-in' as older plasmas and rear projection tv's were prone to, it's usually caused by overcharging of LCD crystals for an extended period of time.

Have you left it off for a couple days? Try that too.
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The Truth About LCD and Burn In

It is a fact that LCD displays are immune to phosphor wear, simply because LCD televisions do not use phosphor to create a television image. Otherwise, it would be like saying an electric car can run out of gas.

However, LCD displays have certain characteristics that do not make them completely immune to static images. On LCD displays it's kindly referred to as "video memory." LCD panels use a complicated process of organizing liquid crystal molecules into a twisted or untwisted state, which allows polarized light to pass through the liquid crystal substrate. Over time, it is possible the liquid crystals can "get used to" the state of twist they are in, causing a static image, similar to phosphor burn-in, appear on the screen.

Some say that simply turning off the display for 24-48 hours eliminates the effect, while others have claimed the effect is permanent in extreme cases. Nonetheless, home users of LCD televisions have little to fear.
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Didn't know that could happen to LCDs, but it makes sense.
   
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Try leaving an all-white image on the screen for a couple of days. This isn't the same 'burn-in' as older plasmas and rear projection tv's were prone to, it's usually caused by overcharging of LCD crystals for an extended period of time.

Have you left it off for a couple days? Try that too.
I will try leaving a white image on it for the next couple of days.

NOTE: This started happening after I was away for a week, so the monitor was OFF for a full week. Might this have any relevance?

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Didn't know that could happen to LCDs, but it makes sense.
Yeah, I was a disbeliever before this. I'll get more careful with my LCD's in the future.
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Certain LCD's are prone to burn in. (iMac and Cinema displays have very noticeable burn in, but it goes away after a couple of hours)
    
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What I am wondering is why this only started happening now? I have left it on COUNTLESS times in the past without any burn in. But now a few hours creates a burnt in image.
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What I am wondering is why this only started happening now? I have left it on COUNTLESS times in the past without any burn in. But now a few hours creates a burnt in image.
It is getting old and tired? Age changes things, especially with electronics.
   
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It's aging. Probably past its lamps' half-life as well.

Hopefully the white image will take care of it.
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You know, you could let Windows turn off the screens automatically after 15 minutes. Or 20 minutes...

I have it set like that. Works just fine for me. 95% of the times when I'm gone for more than 20 minutes I'm gone for a longer duration of time. It doesn't take me 20 minutes to fry an egg and drink milk in the morning.
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