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By tetsmuyai ·
I have a Shamrock 15" monitor at home which is about 3 years old. Lately the display has gone blurry. No matter how much adjusting I do it does not fix that problem. Can someone help me out here?

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by Pat in Wausau In reply to Blurry monitor

Even though the monitor is only 3 years old, you have already burned it due to several reasons.

1. You had the refresh rate too high for the monitor. Check settings, the refresh rate of the video card/monitor are not always compatible. The best bet is to go with documentation on the monitor or set the adapter to adapter default. I recommend never going over 85 hz unless the monitor can handle it.

2. When was the last time the monitors been degaussed (neutralize the magnetism)? Most monitors have a built in degausser that should be run atleast once a month (high usage). If yours doesn't, you can take the monitor to a pc repair shop to have it professionally degaussed.

3. Is the monitor in a bad environment? Having lots of electrical cables, big speakers, etc. near the monitor will cause it to have a premature death sometimes.

Hope I helped.

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by TheChas In reply to Blurry monitor

I agree that the best course is to get a new monitor.

17" flat screen monitors are selling for as little as $130.

What I think is wrong with your monitor, is that either the focus magnets have failed or moved, or the degausing circuit is no longer functioning.

Either way, the repair is going to cost nearly as much as a new monitor.
NOTE: Neither of these problems are user repairable. For both personal and fire safety, the work needs to be performed by a trained technician.

Chas

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by opatzg In reply to Blurry monitor

Listen carefully to chas, and DO NOT attempt monitor case off repair yourself. Monitors do wear out and the answers above as well as how long you leave it on without a good screensaver or powerdown can have quite detrimental efects on it. You can always pick up a used 15" for around $40 or check out a company who is about to run an upgrade and you can probably get them free. Otherwise 17" are much nicer and 19" are now in the $200 range. I've had 2 of the cheapest 17" on the market and they're both still up and running with 5 years on 1 and 4 years on the other. One has even outlasted 3 machines so far.
I keep getting 14" for free to put with my older ones. The degaus button is sometimes on the back of the monitor. Good luck!

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