Monitor Kaput

  Davella 22:02 31 Aug 2003

My monitor (15")is 5 yrs old and has packed in (no power) Would Degaussen(?)it work, or is it for the bin? Is it cheaper to buy another or get it fixed? Currently using the kids 14" 12yr old Compaq Monitor with about a 10" picture and 256 cols. Not recommended. Still better than nowt I suppose.

  krypt1c 22:08 31 Aug 2003

It's not with the effort. You can get CRT monitors for relatively little cost these days. Have a look here for models / prices
click here

  smiddy 22:11 31 Aug 2003

de-gauss onlt gets rid of the static built up on the back of the crt

  sgtdibble 22:56 31 Aug 2003

if don't like shopping online you could try a computer fair I have seen some very reasonable prices for both new and used >>>

  krypt1c 23:05 31 Aug 2003

Here's a link for computer fairs. click here

  Peverelli 23:12 31 Aug 2003

You can get a second hand monitor for as little as £20 (although there's no guarantee that it'll live for long). Repairing it isn't really woth the hassle (or money).

  sil_ver 23:14 31 Aug 2003

You wouldn't be able to degauss it if it's got no power. Go on, be a devil, buy a new 17" one. Silly question perhaps, it's not just a blown mains fuse?

  Davella 12:08 01 Sep 2003

Thank you all for your advise. Seems like a new 17" one then. That'll please er indoors!
Cheers all

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