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Postby Lofunzo » Mon May 30, 2005 12:37 pm

I am quite sure that my monitor is shot. It's quite a few years old and it got really dark and only displayed blues and reds. Anyway, I hooked up an old POS monitor for now and it works so that pretty much says it there. Sound good so far?? I am assuming that it either can't be fixed or isn't worth it and it was 17 or 19 inches. I'm not sure which 1.

Does anyone know of a good spot to look for a replacement?? I was gonna check out EBAY. Should I also look towards a decent flatscreen?? I don't wanna break the bank but I also don't wanna get a POS. Basically, any opinions here would be appreciated. My computer is pretty good and I want a good monitor as well. Thanks.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Mon May 30, 2005 2:12 pm

Hmm, sounds like your Green CRT is burnt out. I don't know how much that costs to fix, but yeah, I doubt it is worth it.

eBay sounds like a good place to find a monitor. I also don't know how much flat screens are, but I'm sure they are in the hundreds of dollars, like $400 maybe. !+)
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Postby acsguitar » Mon May 30, 2005 2:45 pm

I got a 21 inch monitor off of Ebay forl ike 100$ w/shipping included

its pretty good..not great...

look on http://www.craigslist.org for monitors near you they are really cheap!
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Postby Tavish » Mon May 30, 2005 2:47 pm

[url]tigerdirect.com[/url] is my favorite online shop. You should be able to find a good 17" flatscreen for under $200 there. If you are in the bargain hunting mood, the reconditioned monitors usually come with a great discount there and the warranty is solid.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon May 30, 2005 5:23 pm

my monitor went out earlier this year,,,, i looked around at getting one and i found one at the local college.... they sold me a nice flat screen for 150 dollars... i do quite a bit of business with them with my job, and one of the ladies had told me in the past that they updated the office computers about every year or so... i just took a chance that they had updated when my went out,,, and luckily they had a few monitors for sell...... might be worth a shot to you lo, if u are near a college.... ;-D
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Postby Amazinz » Mon May 30, 2005 7:15 pm

I'm a little wary of buying computer equipment, especially things like monitors, on Ebay. I'd rather pay a little more just for the security.

TigerDirect, like Tavish mentioned is very good, and another site I use is PriceWatch.com. PriceWatch can be a pain for monitors because there is a lot to look through but if you've got the time you can find steals sometimes.
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Re: MONITOR HELP PLEASE

Postby Madison » Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:22 am

Lofunzo wrote:it got really dark and only displayed blues and reds.


Step 1: Take off the 3-D glasses.

Step 2: Send me all your money.

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Re: MONITOR HELP PLEASE

Postby Lofunzo » Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:37 am

Madison wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:it got really dark and only displayed blues and reds.


Step 1: Take off the 3-D glasses.

Step 2: Send me all your money.

You're welcome. ;-D

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So you have no real help here?? :-b
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Re: MONITOR HELP PLEASE

Postby Madison » Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:54 am

Lofunzo wrote:
Madison wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:it got really dark and only displayed blues and reds.


Step 1: Take off the 3-D glasses.

Step 2: Send me all your money.

You're welcome. ;-D

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So you have no real help here?? :-b


Only if you are wearing 3-D glasses! ;-D

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No, sorry, no real help to offer. I'll mention it to my wife tomorrow and see what she says though. She does this kind of stuff as her job. ;-D
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Postby Rkiivs » Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:34 am

Tavish wrote:[url]tigerdirect.com[/url] is my favorite online shop. You should be able to find a good 17" flatscreen for under $200 there. If you are in the bargain hunting mood, the reconditioned monitors usually come with a great discount there and the warranty is solid.


Not that Tav needs any backup, but I second this.
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