Originally Posted by Remix65
in these green times i turn my monitors off. the hp has an off switch and i turn that off too everytime i leave the room.
i've set all my monitors to turn off after 20 or 30 minutes. i did that coz my hp shows the life remaining in the backlight. if im not gonna be using it why not prolong its life..
Laptop CCFL's are cheap and easy to replace. Its ok to turn your monitor off i assume. I just think your doing it for the wrong reason. I would be more worried about the electricity it uses.
i fix laptops and a lot of the motherboard problems is heat related. bad design.. video cards being placed too close to the cpu and burn out the video card and or motherboard. i always tell customers to always turn their laptops off if they're not using them.
theories aside, you dont know how your monitor is designed and engineered on the inside. these 24"+ monitors produce a lot of heat.
some of you guys have spent a good amount of money on monitors. treat them well. dont smoke in the computer room.
I fix computers to. I stress the importants of properly cooling. I stress them to not use there laptops on beds couches or on there laps. And i always recommend they purchase a can of air and clean out there vents every couple months.
I do know how monitors are designed. Lucky for me i only had to buy three in my lifetime. Not because i had but because i wanted to.
I Fix monitors when i can to and they are rather straight forward. You have a Rectifier (Power supply) then you have the inverter then you have the "computer"
They produce a lot of heat but i don't think they get hot enough to cause damage to the components
i see the electrician guy next door at work fixing monitors all the time. blown caps, bad boards etc...
when im done with the computer room i always turn everything i dont need off. plus its a fire hazard leaving stuff on when you're not around. anything can happen.
I wont consider badcaps a result of high heat. It could just be poor design or poor quality caps
this happens A LOT more often then you think.
As for a fire hazard. Unless you cover your computer in cloth (In which case you might choke it with heat) chances are if it catches fire it wont burn for long if it burns at all.
Im not worried about fire.