Question about Computer Monitors
My screen will not stay on for more than 1 or 2 seconds. I plugged it into anouther computer and it does the same thing.
If it's a CRT (cathode ray tube) then you're probably looking at a "throwback transformer" problem. It's a resistor on the main circuit board that helps to catch stray protons while the electron emitter on the back of the CRT is what generates the visible image. Sometimes this causes an actual short, when the resistor becomes overly charged. You can hear a loud, or repetitive clicking, just before and after the monitor shuts itself off. Try taking the outer casing off (MAKE SURE YOU UNPLUG AND LET IT SIT FOR AT LEAST TEN MINUTES, BEFOREHAND!!!) and either blowing out any dust or using a static-free vacuum to clean the unit out. If the problem persists, it may need repair/replacement. It's a nasty problem to fix.
Posted on Nov 08, 2007
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