January 7th, 2009, 01:08 AM
issues with my CRT
ok... everyone in my house has an LCD except of course yours truely.....
anyways.. it's a 17in MAG crt (yes it's hugh, and yes it takes up alot of real estate), it's probably close to 10yrs old, but works great, well i think it still does at least
anyways.. it keeps fading to like a pinkish color, or sometimes like a light purple shade (this happens daily).. what i have to do is kick the darn monitor cable and the color comes back... i've checked the connection into the video card and it's plugged-in there solid (this also was happening with my previous video card i had a few months ago.. so i don't think it's a video card issue)
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January 7th, 2009, 02:03 AM
I'm guessing that you will be joining the rest of the household with a new LCD...
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January 7th, 2009, 02:25 AM
It sounds like you're losing one colour of the three. It could be in the cable or one of the connections at each end, or I recall reading of some monitors losing an electronic component in the small card at the end of the gun (small end of the tube) which caused loss of a colour. Whatever the reason, the end result will be Shinma's response.
I picked up a 17" lcd for $20 at a yard sale this summer. That's the ultimate death knell for the crt monitor.
January 7th, 2009, 02:38 AM
10 years is way past the normal life of a CRT. Start shopping now.
January 8th, 2009, 02:17 PM
WAY past time for a LCD I would say.
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January 9th, 2009, 11:25 AM
yeah yeah... i hear ya
is 21in LCD too BIG??? i mainly surf/email and occasional game.. nothing much more than that.
January 9th, 2009, 02:09 PM
The native resolution is going to be around 1600x1050, so your video card would need to handle that. You get used to the extra real estate pretty quick.
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