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I'm not sure if any other wieners can help, but how long do PC monitors usually last for? I've had my PC for about 2 and a half years, and it appears my monitor just died on me. Just switched it on, and this immense crackling started, sounded like a loud extended electrical discharge, anyone know what's wrong with it? Can it be fixed, or shall I just get another one? Thanks in advance.



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Sounds like your picture tube is hosed. Badly.

You're buying another monitor





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i'm using the same monitor i've had since 1988, a NEC MultiSync 3D....been going strong, and if it wasn't for the fact that my dad bent some prongs before he gave it to me (he got a 17" LCD, and once trying plugging this one in the wrong way ) it would run in 1024X768

it it somehow lasts till 2008 (20 years old) i will give the old NEC an official retirement cermony and re-watch some old Iron Chefs on her before i put her into a box as my back up.



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    Originally posted by tarnish

    Sounds like your picture tube is hosed. Badly.

    You're buying another monitor




Ahhhh crap. Is that for definite?



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    Ahhhh crap. Is that for definite?


No, not for sure, I was being sardonic. You didn't give anyone enough information to tell anything about your problem.

When you turned it on and heard the crackle, did you leave it on or did you freak out and turn it off right away?

If you turn it on now, does it still crackle?

What if you unplug it from the PC and turn it on? Does it still crackle? Do you get an on-screen message about there being no video signal?

If you turn it on, it crackles, and it doesn't give you any output at all, it's probably toast (or close enough that it would be prohibitively expensive to fix).

I have seen (and am sitting next to) two different monitors that make some pretty crazy noises when you turn them on, but they work fine. They're large-ish (17" Viewsonic, 21" Sun) and they're both pre-1995.

At the same time, I have several friends who have purchased monitors in the last few years who have had "problems." Maybe monitors are one of those things they don't build like they used to.




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