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February 25, 2005

The monitor fizzle

Finally up and running again... albiet on a brand new PC. On Sunday I awoke to a monitor on the fritz - literally. All it kept doing was making this weird buzzing sound. This continued to occur following all the standard "Mr. Fix-It" approaches I could think of including: Turning it on and off, unplugging and plugging it back in, and last but not least, hit every button on the front panel including degauss (sp?). Hell, I even think I smacked the thing a few times, but all my efforts were to no avail. :(

So what did I end up doing?

What any sane man would do, he let his wife talk him into buying a new, screaming computer!! Monster power + monster monitor (20" LCD 16x9) made for a very happy boy again. This was just a smart buy, considering the former, 7-year-old PC was running on life support and was going to peter out at any minute. The application it seemed to enjoy running was the infamous 'blue screen of death.'

All I can say is let the good times roll!

Posted by paul at February 25, 2005 04:11 PM in Paul rant

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