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How to Clean Your Computer Monitor

Still more people have the old Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors, they are scarcely worth reveling here. It can be cleaned almost at your own judgement. However, while cleaning an (LCD) liquid crystal display monitors, it may help to have a little in-sight as they have a little more value.It is very soft and pliant. Dirt and dust settle easily on them. If you wipe LCD with the wrong materials and in the wrong manner, you will change the clarity of your display.

When inform you on the way that I would clean an LCD monitor, it is important to note that the manufacture of your LCD also have their views regarding it. So, if your monitor is still under their warranty period, please follow the manufactures instructions. Otherwise, I will show you safe and simple alternative procedure:

It is really nothing to it...

Just turn your monitor off. Disconnect all cable.
Get a soft cotton with warm water.
If any lot of build-up of grime on your monitor screen, you should use stronger cleaning solution. In this case you may use warm water or vinegar. You should always avoid ammonia-based cleaners like as Windex it may make yellow your screen over time.

By using these tips you'll keep your display looking nice and clear for years!

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what is CRT

Cathode Ray Tube. A CRT is an old school television or monitor that is very heavy.

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The Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) can develope a short circuit in the neck area of the tube that will cause this. I suggest that you remove the plastic cover of the monitor, and tap on the neck of the cathode ray tube with the plastic handle side of a screw driver. Be careful while the cover is off of the monitor not to touch any wires or the high voltage wire that connects to the side of the tube. There is very high voltage used to operate the CRT and it will zap you!!

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I know some people still prefer old CRT monitors over more modern LCD monitors even today. Unfortunately Cathode Ray Tubes or CRTs aren't serviceable since they are a factory vacuum sealed unit and this probably why no-one has replied. The black dot is probably a burn mark on the inside of the CRT if it's always there. When there's a problem with the CRT itself there's nothing one can do except replace the unit and it's not worth changing the tube as it will cost much more than the monitor is worth and anyway I'd be very surprised if they even bother making these old parts any more. One can buy 17" CRT monitors as cheap as 10 pounds and larger CRT monitors for a bit more at recycling businesses like Speedie Computers near Birmingham in the UK, so if you you still want to use an old CRT monitor, replacing the whole unit is certainly the best option. There's currently still an excess of old CRT monitors that need recycling after being replaced by newer LCD monitors and recycling companies like Speedie often have literally pallet loads piled up high and they'll be only too glad to let you take one or more off their hands for next to nothing. It's better if you can find somewhere local to yourself rather than purchasing online if at all possible or you'll probably end up paying more in postage than the cost of a replacement used CRT monitor because they're fragile, heavy and bulky to transport.

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well a fuse is a safety feature of all electrical devices ,the only suggestion i can give is to try a different power cable, if it is a detachable one,if that don't work,

you need to take it to an electrical repairer,as it has an obvious fault ,
it is not wise to play around with monitors ((CRT)Cathode Ray Tube) type, as they can retain 10,000 volts in some parts, too dangerous to suggest you enter the case.

if it is an old CRT monitor, it will not be worth the cost of repair.as a second hand one will only cost about AU$20.

good luck

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