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    Is my monitor going bad?

    Basically any picture looks like it was flipped to Predator style heat vision and everything else is pretty unclear. I'm guessing ol' bess is finally going to be put out to pasture, but every other time I've had a montior die it just goes black. Can it be saved.


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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    Is it a CRT?



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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    To tell you the truth I don't rightly know, but I don't think so. It's old, but it's only about an inch or two thick, so I'm guessing not.




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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Basically any picture looks like it was flipped to Predator style heat vision and everything else is pretty unclear. I'm guessing ol' bess is finally going to be put out to pasture, but every other time I've had a montior die it just goes black. Can it be saved?
    Monitors are so cheap these days. I'm seeing full-HD (1920x1080) 22-inch LCD monitors for less than $150 these days.

    Please dispose of the monitor properly (CRT and LCD monitors both have all kids of nasty toxins that can leach out in a landfill), get a new one, and don't look back.



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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    Well I won't get a new one simply because I don't want to spend the money. The problem is it's the only PC in the house (my wife is a Mac lady) and I really like having a PC.




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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Well I won't get a new one simply because I don't want to spend the money. The problem is it's the only PC in the house (my wife is a Mac lady) and I really like having a PC.
    Well if you don't want to spend the $100 for a new one then just go get a used CRT you can probably get one for free, seeing as you have to pay to dispose of them. If you are around the Cedar Rapids area I even have a bunch sitting around that I am to lazy to dispose of lol.



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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    buy one off craigslist.



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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    It's happening, Judgement Day, Skynet has taken over your computer, you are now apart of the resistence.


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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack & Hilton View Post
    It's happening, Judgement Day, Skynet has taken over your computer, you are now apart of the resistence.
    Assuming he's reading this. Maybe Skynet has taken him out with a preemptive strike against his computer.


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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Well I won't get a new one simply because I don't want to spend the money. The problem is it's the only PC in the house (my wife is a Mac lady) and I really like having a PC.
    I assume you've checked the connections or tried jiggling the cord to see if it is an issue with the connection/cord.


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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    My CRT monitor died my sophomore year at ISU, so my roommates and I "disposed" of it Office Space style in the back yard, complete with the correct song playing from the soundtrack. The next day classes were cancelled (yes it actually happened, January of '00!) so we went to the ISU purchasing warehouse sale and I got a 14" CRT for $3! It still works too, I have upgraded to an LCD, but the $3 monitor outlasted the brand new one I took the college with me.

    Actually Bryce, if you need a cheap replacement I'll give you the 14" for free. Shoot me a PM if you're in the DSM area.



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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    My CRT monitor died my sophomore year at ISU, so my roommates and I "disposed" of it Office Space style in the back yard, complete with the correct song playing from the soundtrack. The next day classes were cancelled (yes it actually happened, January of '00!) so we went to the ISU purchasing warehouse sale and I got a 14" CRT for $3! It still works too, I have upgraded to an LCD, but the $3 monitor outlasted the brand new one I took the college with me.

    Actually Bryce, if you need a cheap replacement I'll give you the 14" for free. Shoot me a PM if you're in the DSM area.
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    Who would have thought that we could overcome Skynet through the power of the Internet? Truly, there is no foe that the Cyclone Nation cannot defeat via the Internet!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    And thus Skynet was thwarted, by the thrift, ingenuity, and generosity of Cyclone Fans over Cyclone Fanatic.

    Who would have thought that we could overcome Skynet through the power of the Internet? Truly, there is no foe that the Cyclone Nation cannot defeat via the Internet!!
    Until my Dawson's Creek Trapper Keeper hybrids with the internet and becomes all powerful.




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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Until my Dawson's Creek Trapper Keeper hybrids with the internet and becomes all powerful.

    We're Cyclones. If the Internet's involved, we always have a chance!


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    Re: Is my monitor going bad?

    His wife unplugged it



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