Weird coincidences: monitor issues (in Off-topic)


Sir Leon [Soup Ream] July 19 2007 11:11 PM EDT


Is it a mere coincidence or something more?

Just last week my town had a black out because some construction mishap. The entire town, including street signals weren't working. Needless to say, when the power came back my second monitor (yes, i run dual monitors.) wasn't working after messing around with a few things i established that my bridge on the mobo had been fried, guessing surge protectors aren't 100% effective, Who would have thought.

Now, today my other monitor has quit working. It flickered for a few seconds and then died. ( not completely, if you stare closely you can see the cursor moving etc. but it is extremely difficult. At first i thought it was the video card but turns out the card works fine on my spare monitor.

so, my on board video is fried as well as my fancy 19" flat screen monitor i bought separate only a year ago from june 30. Meaning warranty is expired. Now i'm stuck with a lame 15" fat Dell monitor.

/ends rant


Anyone want to buy cb for usd or perhaps trade cb for a decent monitor? :P

Miandrital July 19 2007 11:24 PM EDT

Bummer dude.
What kind of surge protector did you have? If it was a cheapo brand then you might not have had as much protection as you were expecting.

Underage Drinking July 19 2007 11:27 PM EDT

raw deal..

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] July 20 2007 8:13 PM EDT

Good news though!

Just bought a 22" flat panel monitor. Hopefully, i'll have better luck in the future! lol

Timberwolf July 21 2007 12:09 PM EDT

The second monitor can be repaired.
The back light has quit if you can still see the cursor moving around on the screen. I wouldn't recommend trying to repair it yourself unless you are comfortable working with potentially high voltages, but it can be repaired relatively easy.

Timberwolf July 21 2007 12:14 PM EDT

Sorry for the double post, forgot to add a link:

http://www.inventgeek.com/Projects/BacklightFix/Overview.aspx

That describes the process of replacing the back light, and the materials you will need to do it.

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] July 23 2007 9:28 PM EDT

awsome, i'm going to call my local computer repair center and see what they can do.


Thanks

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