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Very faint image retained on CRT monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Aiji.Ma, Mar 7, 2006.

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  1. Aiji.Ma

    Aiji.Ma Thread Starter

    Mar 7, 2006
    Dear All

    I have bought a 21" CRT monitor on the cheap and it is great. However I did notice that against a white background, such as Word or a Google webpage, a very faint yellow colouration is visable at the top and bottom of the screen with a vertical 1cm patch in between. My questions are;

    1) What causes this? Is it burned onto the screen or some form of degauss issue?

    2) Is there any way of getting rid of it?

    A little more info; I have a second 17" monitor next door to this one that is used intermitently for my work. There does seem to be a little distortion on the 21" when the monitor is in use. I do have a couple of speakers in the room, so magnetism may be a problem but moving them away seems to have no effect.

    Thankyou for any advice you care to share.

  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    This sounds like a used monitor that had some static display on it for long periods. There is no way to remove it, you just have to live with it.

    Distortion when another adjacent monitor is in use is not that unusual, many monitors lack the magnetic shielding to prevent that. Move them farther apart.
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