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Cmadiga, do you know the "flashlight test" that all CCFL back-lit lcd monitor owners should know how to perform and interpret the results of to evaluate STATE of monitor "switch-mode-power-supply/ ccfl inverter supply"? Is pc working fine with subbed-in good monitor? Retrevo . com lists unit as "time to retire??? Just read the FIXYA profiles and testimonials of "budmrtn" "buddymc" "12fixlouie" to find out how you might be able to get another 1 to 3 years use by doing a DIY repair to unit's SMPS board. If you investigate SMPS, "it's FREE!!! If you visit YOUTUBE for video clips of owners/technicians repairing their monitor's SMPS's, it's FREE!! Do your research first, Then let me know what you will do to fix unit or if you will just trade it for new. Common symptom tagline is "black screen of death" which is very common for ALL BRANDS of lcd monitors with bad, (swollen, leaky) poor quality electrolytic filter capacitors that cause prwer-supply to go into "shutdown mode". 12fixlouie

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Check first if data cable is properly fitted behind the cpu. Next is to check your power supply, see if the fan behind cpu is working. If your power supply is running good, problems will go down the line, the Motherboard. Remove all devices (hard disk, cards, memory, etc) just the motherboard, just to see if the motherboard is working right. Your should be hearing a beep sound indicating that the board is alive. If yes, you may reinstall the rest of the devices you removed. If still no display, replace video card.

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Over the years monitors have transformed from those bulky CRT monitors to square LCD screens to stylish flat wide screen LCD's and now to new stylish extremely thin LED screens. On average every PC user spends at least 5 hours a day looking at the monitor. If the picture is fuzzy and not clear enough then there is a very high possibility that the eyes get damaged.

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There are many different sizes of CRT, square LCD, wide LCD and wide LED monitors available on the market at the moment.

If you want an older CRT screen then sizes can range between 14" to about 20", they use the 4:3 aspect ratio.
If you want an older LCD screen then sizes can range from 15" to 19", they also use the 4:3 aspect ratio.
If you want a newer wide screen LCD then sizes can range from 18.5" to about 27" and even larger. They use the 16:9 if they are full HD or 19:10 if they are not ratio.
If you want a newer wide screen LED then sizes can range from 18.5" to about 27" and even larger. They also use the 16:9 if they are full HD or 19:10 if they are not ratio.

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The sharpness of the image in a monitor greatly depends on your Graphics card as well as whatever resolution you are running at. Nevertheless the quality of the monitor plays an important role.

Here are some of the tips that you should know before buying a monitor.

1. There are three types of monitors namely CRT, LCD and LED. The monitor that looks like a TV is a CRT monitor. In CRT monitors there is a Cathode Ray Tube that shoots electrons into the screen to create the image. An LCD monitor is smaller in width and consumes less power and is healthier if you are going to be spending large amounts of time at your PC. The LED screen looks the same as an LED monitor and the difference between it and the LCD is that it has a much higher contrast ratio resulting in darker blacks and much lighter whites.

3. A CRT monitor is much heavier than LCD monitor as you can imagine by it's bulky appearance. A LCD monitor is very lightweight and so is a LED monitor.

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5. Resolution of a monitor has to be considered with care. Most of the CRT monitors have resolutions of 800×600, 1024×768 and 1280x1024. The square LCD monitors have 1280×1024 and 1600×1200 resolutions. Newer wide screen LCD monitors have resolutions of 1600x1900, 1680x1050 and the Full HD 1920x1090. When the resolution is higher the images and text will appear smaller. But you can see more text and bigger pictures in the monitor with high resolution.

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