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Topic # 70387 22-Oct-2010 21:16 Send private message


Hi all,

When I turn on my 3 year old LCD Samsung 22'' monitor, it flickers for a few minutes gradually flickering slowly, until it stops and brightens up to normal view.
I've turned down the refresh rate and display but it doesn't make any difference.
I have the feeling that the monitor is on its way out, but 3+ years is a little short for this type of hardware to be past its use by date - I still have CRT monitors over 10 years going brilliantly.
Do I have to look for a new one?

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  Reply # 394932 23-Oct-2010 00:26 Send private message

Backlight dying.

Blame the greenies for wanting less and less mercury in fluro tubes. Same thing happens with the big 4 and 5 foot ones - have some 30+ years old that still start right up, but 2-3 year old ones that have had less use will struggle to start and be dim for ages till they are hot.




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  Reply # 395117 23-Oct-2010 22:51 Send private message

richms: Backlight dying.

Blame the greenies for wanting less and less mercury in fluro tubes. Same thing happens with the big 4 and 5 foot ones - have some 30+ years old that still start right up, but 2-3 year old ones that have had less use will struggle to start and be dim for ages till they are hot.


Damn those interfering little green persons....., so new LCD screens are not expected to last either?

Thanks for the feedback.

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  Reply # 395121 23-Oct-2010 23:20 Send private message

Yes, new ones with LED are great at lasting as far as the backlight goes. Rest of it is just as unreliable IME. Still have old trinitrons running perfectly once the g2 level was tweaked - one of the reasons I still have them is that whatever I replace them with will not outlast them.




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