[rescue] Sun 21" true flat monitor woes (continued)

Curious George jorge234q at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 31 01:12:29 CDT 2008


> There was a discussion on 21" CRTs a while back where I
> mentioned
> the odd bzzt and bluring of my 21" Sun CRT.  It has
> never happened
> again... however, one thing the monitor has now is an
> inability to have true blacks.

Yes.  The brightness goes wonky.

Which model?  I have schematics for some of these...

> I'm not sure why I didn't see it... maybe because
> it still has a good
> picture.... but I notice it when screen saver is on (mostly
> black screen).
> The background looks a light brown... and I can see
> slightly brighter
> brown lines tracing upwards from left to right.... I think
> something
> has gone faulty inside.
> I now have brightness turned all the way to 0 and it looks
> a bit
> better... but still don't have true black (or even
> close).  Black isnow a
> dark brown (/brownish gray ?).
> Wonder if anyone has ever seen anything like that before.
> Been contemplating replacing this with an LCD, but it is a
> nice
> monitor, and the number of power on hours it sees in a day,
> I'll be
> waiting a long time for the power savings to pay for a new
> LCD.
> (especially of this sort of size).
> Hoping this is something someone has seen, and may know the
> 'fix'.
> -- Curt
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