Question about IBM G74 17 in.CRT Conventional Monitor
I've had an IBM G74 monitor for 10 years. Until recently, it's been working fine. I'll try and explain the problem. My computer is a Compaq 340. About a month ago, I started noticing that there are "bends" on either side of the program window. For example, when I'm in Internet Explorer or Microsoft Word, the left and ride sides of the window have bends...they look like parentheses and the window is distorted. Kinda like this... )( Also, for some reason, my destop with all my icons is being cut off on the sides. I didn't change any settings. I'm not sure if my monitor is just dying or if there is something else that happened. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Chris LaFontaine San Diego, CA
CRT monitors suffer from the so-called pincushion effect. It is the curving of the actual video picture usually inwards on the sides. There is often an adjustment to compensate for this and it's usually situated near the other user controls. Look for it in you manual.
Now, because of magnetism differences in the world. The monitor is setup to work where it was built. The pincushion effect get worse over time. The degree of severity depends on the location of the monitor and the quality of the design of it to facilitate enough future re-adjustment by turning the pincushion knob.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
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