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Hi,
Here is the system. Intel PIII 933Mhz with 512Ram and a Nvidia Geforce 2 GTS video card.

Here is my problem. This system has burned 2 monitors out in one day. I was using the computer with the monitor that had been hooked up to it for a year and a half. It started to darken like someone was turning down the brightness and contrast. It got so bad that I had to change out the monitors for a fresh one that had hardly been used. Both monitors were around 2yrs old. What could be the cause of this?

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With reasonably modern monitors, it's pretty hard to cook them, even with odd-ball scan rates. Are you sure both monitors are truly bad? Have you tried them on another system?
 

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Yes......I have 2 systems. I took the first monitor that got dark and hooked it up to the 2nd system that I took the second monitor from. It looks the same as when I took it off the 1st system and the 2nd monitor is completely dark now. It's not just an OS problem cause when I start the system up you can't even read the bootup screen. I am at a total loss here. I agree with modern monitors they should last longer. I just need to find out what could cause something like this.

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Update:

The second monitor is not completely black but has dimmed. What would cause these monitors to dim. Also I can only get my monitors to be displayed as Plug and Play in device manager. They will not display the actual monitors name(ie: Viewsonic E70). Why is that?

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I'm at a loss, in the bad old days, seriously screwed up display settings could damage monitors, but any modern monitor will normally just refuse to work under those circumstances. I guess this is one I'd have to see to form any additional opinion...
 

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I've already seen this problem. The cause was not in the box. This client was near high electric tension cable. This cause to burn many of his monitors. I found this was the real problem because many of his neighbor had the same problem. You should check in your environment for a cause.
 

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I don't think there are any wires like that that are close.......also why would this only happen on one of my machines and not my other one that is in the same room and not my roommates that is upstairs?

I don't know........:(
 
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