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BaldieJr
05-01-2004, 04:06 PM
My big fat monitor works. I just can't seem to get the colors adjusted properly.

29 inches makes for a HUGE screen.

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Specs:
More expensive than the dining set.
Less expensive than the couch.
Smaller than the dishwasher.
Just as noisy as the refridgerator.
Faster than the cars' computer.
Less practical than the car.
Face it, people who put thier computer specs in thier signature are pretty ****ing wierd.

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BaldieJr
05-01-2004, 04:06 PM
My big fat monitor works. I just can't seem to get the colors adjusted properly.

29 inches makes for a HUGE screen.

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Specs:
More expensive than the dining set.
Less expensive than the couch.
Smaller than the dishwasher.
Just as noisy as the refridgerator.
Faster than the cars' computer.
Less practical than the car.
Face it, people who put thier computer specs in thier signature are pretty ****ing wierd.

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Chuck_Older
05-01-2004, 04:08 PM
Calling your monitor "fat" will only negatively reinforce it's own poor self image, and is hurtful, to boot.

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lil_labbit
05-01-2004, 04:19 PM
can ya stick ya head-in (that big) ? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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Red_Storm
05-01-2004, 05:59 PM
Congrats! Should give some really nice images.

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BaldieJr
05-01-2004, 09:01 PM
OK, I need help.

What is the name of the device used to 'zap' a CRT? I can't get completely focused and G2 seems twitchy so the CRT probably needs a zapping, but I can not remember the name of the device used to do this.

Any electronics techs around this board?

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Specs:
More expensive than the dining set.
Less expensive than the couch.
Smaller than the dishwasher.
Just as noisy as the refridgerator.
Faster than the cars' computer.
Less practical than the car.
Face it, people who put thier computer specs in thier signature are pretty ****ing wierd.

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p1ngu666
05-01-2004, 09:04 PM
degause?
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BaldieJr
05-01-2004, 09:19 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Not degause. This is a long brown thing with a metal tip on the end. If you press the button while holding the tip on someone, they won't like you very much. It produces a couple thousand volts of electricity http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

We used to pull the board off the CRT and hit the grid pins with high voltage to cure screwy focus and brightness problems. I just don't know what the name of the device is... we called it The Zapper.

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Specs:
More expensive than the dining set.
Less expensive than the couch.
Smaller than the dishwasher.
Just as noisy as the refridgerator.
Faster than the cars' computer.
Less practical than the car.
Face it, people who put thier computer specs in thier signature are pretty ****ing wierd.

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arcadeace
05-01-2004, 09:27 PM
I'm not sure what you're referring to but I'll take a guess its a shock baton, used by police.

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Eagle_361st
05-01-2004, 09:37 PM
AKA a cattle prod http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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BaldieJr
05-03-2004, 09:47 AM
It turns out that the focus is fine. The colors were so far out of adjust that adjacent pixels were being lit, causing a lot of blur.

The convergence is a bit out of whack also. So, The detail isn't exactly the best. I mucked around with it yesterday and saw some improvement, but the overall picture is still a touch blurry.

It still beats the hell out of my old 14 inch monitor http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
Specs:
More expensive than the dining set.
Less expensive than the couch.
Smaller than the dishwasher.
Just as noisy as the refridgerator.
Faster than the cars' computer.
Less practical than the car.
Face it, people who put thier computer specs in thier signature are pretty ****ing wierd.

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Zatorski
05-03-2004, 09:57 AM
BaldieJr
If you are carefull and promise me you won't electrocute yourself, all CRT's have a flyback transformer on the circuit board. It is typically a large black transformer with what looks like a sparkplug wire coming out the top connected to the CRT tube. There are typically 2 adjustment pots on the transformer, one for brightness/gamma and one for focus. They are usually glued into position, but you can fine-tune the focus.
Again, this is the high tension circuit so please be carefull.

http://en.wikipedia.org/upload/2/24/Mosquito.inflight.250pix.jpg

PF_Coastie
05-03-2004, 10:05 AM
Sounds like a megger. If so, I wouldnt want to do that to my monitor.

Or you are just talking about a "dead mans stick" or Grounding wand to remove all electricity from the coil.

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BaldieJr
05-03-2004, 10:09 AM
Yeah, I'm familiar with the flyback section. I was a monitor tech for compaq and LG years ago. I even have a bit of experience with trinitrons, projectors, LCD's, and those old gateway tv/monitor combos.

If I could get the convergence set this monitor would be awesome. The dot pitch is so high (as to be expected on such a large/ old CRT) that the slightest bit of misconvergance shows from accross the street http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But, with icons on, it doesn't matter. If I play with icons off I have lower the resolution, otherwise I can't see distant planes.

Luckily, this monitor runs a very high refresh rates. I get great framerates with 8x AA and AF, so lower resolutions look great.

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Specs:
More expensive than the dining set.
Less expensive than the couch.
Smaller than the dishwasher.
Just as noisy as the refridgerator.
Faster than the cars' computer.
Less practical than the car.
Face it, people who put thier computer specs in thier signature are pretty ****ing wierd.

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