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"No Battery" Flashlight Ruined My Moniter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Battygurl, Mar 2, 2006.

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  1. Battygurl

    Battygurl Thread Starter

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    This just happened, I was given a shake flashlight to generate light "tye"flashlight. I placed it by my monitor and it changed the color in blobs all over.. ERR! I am trying to find the company of the flashlight. It says jetco on the flashlight.
    My monitor is permanently damaged isn't it?
     
  2. Dan S

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    Yeah i'm pretty sure your monitor is ruined...i believe the 'shake flashlight' contains magnets. Which do no good when placed by a monitor. Why did you have the flash light so close to the monitor?
    i believe i am right, about it being ruined.
    Also i dont think the flashlight company would take responsibity for the damage.
    Dan
     
  3. Triple6

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    Magnets and CRT's don't go together. Have you tried degaussing the monitor?
     
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    I am confused and curious so if nothing else want to follow this to see how a flashlight could do this to a monitor. Is there something magnetic in it?? Have you tried to refresh the settings? Reboot? Unplug and replug?

    What type of monitor is this? LCD?
     
  5. Battygurl

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    I didnt even know it was magnetic placed it there like not for long I was looking for stuff in my junk drawer..
    I dont plan on suing over a 6 year monitor but perhaps they should put a warning label on the package
     
  6. Battygurl

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    What is degaussing?
     
  7. Dan S

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    Yeah they probably should put a magnetic warning on the flashlight, i figured out it had a magnet one day i was looking at it. Try to see how it works.
     
  8. Battygurl

    Battygurl Thread Starter

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    Ok some of its gone.. but some wont go away yet
     
  9. gotrootdude

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    Physically unplug the monitor, then plug it back in and turn it on.
     
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    You may have to find someone with a real degaussing coil if it's magnetized more than the build-in degaussing coil can handle. However, it's fixable, nothing is broken.
     
  12. rhorne4

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    I have one of those flashlight's and the paper's that came with it were plain to say to keep away from computer's and monitors.Great thing those little instruction paper's.I am sure glad i read it because i actually bought mine to use around my computer before i found out they could not be used around pc's.
     
  13. Battygurl

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    UPDATE: It did not do permanent damage thank goodness!! That colored look went away whew!
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. :)
     
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