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Old 01-26-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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I couldn't find a better place to post this so sorry if it is in a bad place.

More and more I am convinced that something is wrong with my monitor. it seems to be getting darker and darker by the day. I have adjusted every brighting setting that I could find.

I am not sure what kind of monitor it is all I know is that it is a large one like a TV (not a flat one) and it says Gateway on it. I looked in control pannel > Display > Settings > Monitor, it says that I have a plug and play monitor.

Does anyone know anything about this?

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about how old is it? maybe try it on another computer to see if you have the same problems.

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I would definitely try another computer, but when the screen starts to darken and you've maxed out the brightness control. That is a sure sign the monitor has a problem. Since the lifespan of monitors varies greatly, if you've had it for a couple of years or more it's probably out of warranty, but check your warranty anyway. You can ride it out until it get too dark or just replace it. Mike
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Well, I think its old, I know for sure it is over 5 years easy. My computer is custom built but nothing fancy. I found something that says it refreshes at 85 hrtz. I dont have another computer to hook it up to.

If it is truly going bad, do you have any suggestions on another one that is inexpensive but adequate.
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Something like this would work well for you, not too expensive but still has 5ms response time. The reviews are pretty darn good, 96% rated it very good. Mike


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254005
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Could you explain to me the pros and cons of an LCD monitor vs the old kind like I have? The man who built my computer said that "some of the old timer computer geeks prefer the old kind because they are faster". I don't know anything about this matter and I need to learn from the bottom up.
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To me the main advantages of LCD are more viewing area, energy efficient, and alot smaller on the desk. Mike


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