Monitor on the blink?

  LewisGordon 16:08 24 Jul 2009

Hi folks

I started getting a problem with my PC's CRT monitor last night. A high pitched buzz was accompanied by a flickering of the screen and a smell.

The smell isn't like wires burning, but more like something organic cooking. But it cld be a capacitor perhaps? I've heard they smell quite bad. No smoke by the way - I would have switched off immediately!

Any thoughts?


  Mr Mistoffelees 16:26 24 Jul 2009

Sorry to say it seems your monitor is expiring.

  LewisGordon 16:42 24 Jul 2009

I guess I was just hoping someone would say, "Open it up mate - you've probably had an ant fry itself on a circuit board."

But, alas you've confirmed a more expensive reason! It's about time I got a flat screen monitor anyway, I suppose.


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