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My monitor is still working but has an odor coming out of the vent holes of back cover. This is a Fuji 19" LCD Monitor (Model: FP-988D) abut 2 years old. All features still seem to work but I have stopped using it due to the odor and suspected impending failure. Any suggestions??

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It is normal for computer monitors to run hot and smell out
of the vent holes. The question is how much and how bad.

Under-sized power resistors on the circuit board often smell
like burned toast, this is normal. If the smell is very irritating
and "aromatic" like burned varnish, however, causing your nose
or eyes to burn, than the cause is probably due to an overheated
transformer and failure will occur eventually (soon)

(Transformers are made of a spool of wire, insulated with
Varnish. When overloaded or shorted inside, they stink)

If you see smoke, stop using it. Otherwise you have nothing
to loose, since nobody fixes monitors anyway, but keep an
eye on it to make sure it does not cause a fire. Always plug
your monitors into a power bar with its own fuse or breaker.

Finally if the monitor does to catch on fire, the more the
merrier, since most dealers and manufactures are much
more likely to give you a new one, when you rave and rant
about a lawsuit for almost burning your house down.

The best time to get warranty is during a sale on Saturday
afternoon !!!

More realistically, if the monitor does catch on fire, shut off
the power bar, real fast. Then unplug it and throw it in the
Bathtub :)

Martin

Posted on May 25, 2008

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