[rescue] LCD monitor diagnosis

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Wed Apr 26 23:37:48 CDT 2006

Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Wed, 19 Apr 2006 @ 19:05 -0700, Don Y said:
>> Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 18 April 2006 09:54, Don Y wrote:
>>>> By (PC) consumer standards, "many years" may, in fact, be "a very
>>>> long time".  But, I've also had problems with electrolytics
>>>> "drying out" in hifi gear (I've a Yamaha CA-810 that I need to
>>>> re-cap... considerably older than any of these motherboards
>>>> yet still not what I would consider "a very long time"  :<  )
>>> I was thinking ten years is a good number.  Beyond that much time, it would 
>>> probably be cheaper to get a new machine, given power-to-watt ratios.
>> For a PC, ... maybe.  I really don't know why PC's should have
>> such piss-poor reliability expectations (except, of course,
>> for the fact that most are treated as disposable)
> Good PCs aren't unreliable. They might be ugly, but there is no reason for
> them to be unreliable.
> Since they are a commodity, the same thing happens that happens to all
> commodities: big companies start mass producting corner-cut replicas as fast
> as possible, and eventually come to depend on their unreliability as a source
> of new revenue.
> Technically, there is no reason for even a cheap PC, plastic bucket, or stereo
> to die young.
> If consumers would quit putting up with crap, it wouldn't sell...
> Unfortunately, they create the market that the rest of us have to live
> with.

Sure.  Equally disconcerting is the fact that they also create
the market that enables *us* to have 1GB of RAM in a machine
and 1TB of disk hanging off it.

The good comes with the bad...

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