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    Default This sux! my monitor just died

    I was checking my e-mails through outlook express nothing out of the ordinary...... Pop! a cloud of smoke was emmited from the back of the monitor along with the strong smell of burn electricals, I turned it straight off by the wall plug.
    It was brought at a pc company factory sale at around october last year for $150 at the time I thought it was new as it wasn't stated otherwise

    Whats happened to.. monitors are made to last for 5+ years?

    Monitor Properties:

    Monitor Name Likom D703X/L703X/LD7

    Monitor ID LKM3280

    Manufacture Date Week 16 / 2001

    Serial Number 111613

    Max. Visible Display Size 32 cm x 24 cm [15.7"]

    Picture Aspect Ratio 4:3

    Horizontal Frequency 30 - 69 kHz

    Vertical Frequency 50 - 90 Hz

    Maximum Resolution 1280 x 1024

    Gamma 2.80

    DPMS Mode Support Standby, Suspend, Active-Off



    Supported Video Modes:

    640 x 480 90 Hz

    800 x 600 90 Hz

    1024 x 768 85 Hz

    1152 x 864 75 Hz

    1280 x 1024 60 Hz

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    Default Re: This sux! my monitor just died

    That is a bit of a shame ... although the date of manufacture should of given you a clue that it might not of been new, guess hardware faults can hit at anytime.

    Maybe a good time to check out a LCD instead ... prices are getting pretty reasonably now

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    Default Re: This sux! my monitor just died

    Sometimes you can ge a bad batch of any component. My current monitor last two weeks before it went *bang* Got it fixed under warranty and have had no probs for the last year and a half.
    If yours is still under warranty send it back and get it fixed, but looking at the manufacture date I would guess not sorry

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    Default Re: This sux! my monitor just died

    Suggest you get it checked out by a reliable servicing shop - monitors can either be very cheap or very dear to fix - no point in buying a new one if it only will cost $30 to fix!
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    Default Re: This sux! my monitor just died

    What's the best way to find a reliable servicing shop?? Word of mouth, trial and error

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    Default Re: This sux! my monitor just died

    wow! my old computer's screen is a good 11 years old and still going strong O_O

    anyway, for finding a good shop, word of mouth is best. i don't see how trial and error could work relatively efficantly, since you've only got 1 bung monitor. maybe some people from your part of the country can give some recommendations

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    Default Re: This sux! my monitor just died

    I brought it from the pc company factory sale unfortunatly the warranty for items from the sale was 2 days, trust the pc company to sell something that was manafactured over 2 years before-handI brought it from the pc company factory sale unfortunately the warranty for items from the sale was 2 days, trust the pc company to sell something that was manufactured over 2 years before-hand if I’d know I wouldn’t have paid $150.

    Unlucky for me i didn't think to look at the manafacture date via diagnostic software untill about a month after I brought the screen

    Judging from the large cloud of smoke and the strong lingering smell of burnt components and the fact that the screen makes a loud winning noise while the image distorts and spins around before the screen goes blank leads me to think the problem is unfixable

    -Jacob

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    Default Re: This sux! my monitor just died

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward
    wow! my old computer's screen is a good 11 years old and still going strong
    At the moment I'm running my comp off an old 1996 screen i had sitting in the garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Joyce
    Judging from the large cloud of smoke and the strong lingering smell of burnt components and the fact that the screen makes a loud winning noise while the image distorts and spins around before the screen goes blank leads me to think the problem is unfixable

    -Jacob
    you mean you turned the screen on after it blew?

    anyway, you'd be surprised. When I switched the voltage from 230 to 110 while it was plugged in they fixed it

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    So whats the big deal - things do not last forever. Bored?

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