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Old 07-01-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
snatale1
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My computer is killing moniters!!! HELP


Since I built my current machine (8 months) I've had a MAG 786, about a week a go it started making a high pitch noise, getting louder as time went on, All settings were correct for the moniter and would only make noise with X running, so I hooked up my ViewSonic E771, changed the settings and all was fine, took it as a dead moniter.......Now the Viewsonic is doing it!!!! WTF!!! can anybody help:? My Video Card is a radeon9000 (fglrx). this sux!!
 
Old 07-01-2004, 09:56 PM   #2
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Are you sure the vertical and horizontal signal rates are setup properly in your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file? Having those rates too high can blow your monitor. Check your monitor manual and see what the vertical and horizonal sync ranges are, then put those in the monitor section of the XF86Config.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 01:20 AM   #3
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I definitely agree with LavaDevil -- incorrectly specified settings in a configuration file could harm your monitor. I would also ask if the monitor is using a different power source or wall socket than your other equipment -- could it also be that your power strip / surge suppressor / power conditioner is failing? I'll admit that may be a longshot, but it may be something to verify. -- J.W.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 02:10 AM   #4
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This might be an odd point. . .

But is there anything above the monitor? Like a shelf or cabinet?
Most computer desks have something above where the monitor goes for extra storage space.

If something is a foot or less above the monitor then heat could be the killer of these poor little CRTs.

Heat dammaged CRTs can act funny. . . and then just die.

Just something to think about.
 
  


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