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Author Topic: defect monitors  (Read 2919 times)
« on: February 05, 2007, 10:42:06 PM »

I was looking for defect monitors on ebay and i was wondering for what i have to look.

I read the dead backlight-thing in the "tutorial" from the mainpage and obviously it's no use bidding on a tft with a knife through the display.
but what about black bars? are they easy to fix? (i.e. a new cable or something)
and little cracks in the display? let's say from falling on an edge? can you replace the display? do you even need it(hehe I guess I didn't read every sentence in the tutorial)?
I'm looking forward for some advice.
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2007, 11:45:06 PM »

Any damage to the screen itself should be treated as final, in fact it's probably better to go for a monitor that is working, you'll need a working backlight at some point, and the prices are dropping all the time.

Older monitors may be better than newer ones, there's a possibility that newer monitors with higher refresh rates cause "jitter".   We don't really know what causes jitter, but that might be part of it at least.



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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007, 12:22:42 AM »

I dont think theres any need to go for a completely knackered unit, your better of spending 20quid more on a working model. My Monitor cost me 50quid and was a perfect working unit.

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