What is wrong with my studio display?

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What is wrong with my studio display?

What do you think is wrong with it, and is it fixable? I know the proper precuations to take when dealing with CRTs.

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I forgot to add, the colors s

I forgot to add, this is a Blue and White 17" Studio display, and the colors always show like that no matter what I set it to.

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There aren't, by chance, any

There aren't, by chance, any large speakers nearby?

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I'm assuming you've already t

I'm assuming you've already tried using the degauss function?

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Re: There aren't, by chance, any

cwsmith wrote:
There aren't, by chance, any large speakers nearby?

Nope, just some tiny non powered polk audio ones, the screen does that with or without them near.

Dr. Webster wrote:
I'm assuming you've already tried using the degauss function?

Yes. many times

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My first thought was the dega

My first thought was the degauss isn't working, but you'd see and hear nothing when the degauss is selected. Easy to rule that one out.

Second guess is the monitor yoke has shifted. Was the monitor thumped?

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possibly, the original owner

possibly, the original owner said it might have been dropped by UPS once or twice because he got it like that, the base is broken off which could be some evidence of UPS droppage.

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17" B&W display ...

Seeing one of those still being used is amazing, as very few of those monitors are still functional, due to the internal electronics blowing out. At work, the last one of these gave out two months ago. Of the Apple equipment made over the past ten years, a functional one of these displays is possibly one of the rarest pieces of equipment out there.

I wish I could be more helpful, but I've found that replacing these displays is often the most cost effective solution (a good flat crt can be had for around $100 USD anymore).

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Hmm...

Hey, hey, hey... hey. I've only had to send my monitor in for repair twice to get it workin' right.

That's a crazy lookin' monitor, by the way. As for what's wrong with it, I don't really know. I would have to agree with the suggestion to simply replace it. 17" CRTs these days are getting pretty cheap.

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Is the display out of focus t

Is the display out of focus too? It could well be that the shadow mask has moved or gotten warped from being dropped. I've seen this exact same thing on a Gateway Destination monitor recently. Using a large magnet to erase it helped a bit, unitl the monitor was powered off and back on. Then the built in degauss caused it to warp again.

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I don't really want to just t

I don't really want to just throw it away, the orignal owner got it NOS last year some time. I think that's when it got dropped, when he bought it online.

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From memory (and that's not a

From memory (and that's not always so good) the grille that runs vertically down an aperture grille display is held in place by two metal rods, out of the field of view, inside the top & bottom of the glass tube itself. I imagine if it were dropped in the wrong way, one of those bars could bend under its own weight. With no way of getting inside to straighten them, my guess it it's stuck like that.

Could also be one of the magnets inside the display has become dislodged, and wedged itself somewhere so it's not rattling around. If you're comfortable working with a CRT, it could be as simple as gluing it back on. I've not seen just what a displaced magnet looks like though, so it's just a guess.

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