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loftyboyd
11-10-2002, 10:03 AM
The monitor is giving a slight click and picture disappears for a second, does not lose colour. When I go to next page whilst surfing, the screen appears to shrink and resize ever so slightly. Two years old, my main worry is, is it worth fixing or new monitor required.
Compaq 17in MV720

godfather
11-10-2002, 11:09 AM
The "shrinking and resizing" sounds like the high voltage to the tube is poorly regulated.

The click and disappearance is a bit less clear, some have a relay in them than disables the picture while changing resolution, there is also spark gaps that allow a safety arc-over that can sound like a click.

You would need to be careful how much you spend, as you are aware but at 2 years old its worth a look by a repair specialist. Are you sure its not still under warranty, some had 3 years?

loftyboyd
22-10-2002, 12:16 PM
Thanks for your help. Rang shop where I paid $300 for 5yr Cover, they told me twice it was not covered, only puter, so drove thru to shop and put monitor on table but got same reply. After "blowing up" another man came over and said Cover was for puter AND monitor.It is now there for 10 days and I gave them a printout of your thoughts which they say should be the problem.. Once again.Many thanks.Ralph.
milk@xtra.co.nz

godfather
22-10-2002, 12:29 PM
Well done!
We don't have enough people like you, that stand up for their rights.

Baldy
22-10-2002, 01:08 PM
As if you can run a computer without a monitor.......

loftyboyd
22-10-2002, 01:34 PM
That is what I told them!!! Thanks to a cobber I can keep going till it is repaired. Just wonder how many have been fobbed off by this firm which is a big NZ one and has just gone into selling Furniture, should change over to that lol