Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
Computer monitor getting darker and darker. >

Computer monitor getting darker and darker.

Computer monitor getting darker and darker.

Old 12-17-2009, 12:29 PM
Power Poster
Thread Starter
BellaBoo's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Front row
Posts: 14,646

I wasn't plannning on buying a new monitor but looks like I will be. My monitor is getting darker by the hour. I guess I need to order one before the screen goes black. :?
BellaBoo is offline  
Old 12-17-2009, 01:03 PM
Super Member
Mamagus's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Newfoundland Canada
Posts: 1,695

If you can hold out until the Boxing Week Sale you might get a really good deal! Staples does some great online specials that week!
Mamagus is offline  
Old 12-17-2009, 01:14 PM
Super Member
Lisanne's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East Coast
Posts: 2,221

To ask what might be a stupid question, have you tried adjusting the brightness?

I imagine you have, but I could see someone just assuming their monitor is going, when it's the cat rubbing against the dark adjustment control on the side of the monitor or something.

Also, have you checked the cords going to and from the monitor? Make sure they're all securely in.

I'm just thinking that when monitors start to go, you usually would notice pixels failing rather than an overall darkening - but I could very well be wrong about that.
Lisanne is offline  
Old 12-17-2009, 01:16 PM
Power Poster
amma's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out searching for some sunshine :-)
Posts: 58,856

Oh No!!! Not the best time of year to have to replace these...atleast some stores are having good sales :D:D:D
amma is offline  
Old 12-17-2009, 02:17 PM
Super Member
Moonpi's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Central FL
Posts: 4,829

Are you on the same circuit with new stuff? If you are on a surge protector, try plugging it in directly and see if that changes anything.

The online big guys (Frys, Tiger Direct, Newegg) have all been trying to entice me with $99 flatscreens -some are 20 inches.

I kinda doubt they'll be less after the holidays, although brick and mortar stores may match the price. If you comparison shop online, print out what you are shopping for, and go to the store manager and see if he/she will match the price.
Moonpi is offline  
Old 12-17-2009, 07:36 PM
Power Poster
Thread Starter
BellaBoo's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Front row
Posts: 14,646

Thanks for the tips but the monitor is dying. When it starts to get dark it's a goner. I can have it repaired for $150! I found one tonight at WalMart for $98 marked down from $179. They are discontinuing that model, so a big mark down. It's a flat screen and small but will do fine for my desktop.
BellaBoo is offline  
Old 12-18-2009, 08:02 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bikini Bottom
Posts: 5,652

go to TigerDirect.com for a deal on a flat screen. I just bought two more 24" Acer flatscreens for $129 each plus free shipping. I will only go there to buy my electronics, the best deals and the best service hands down.

My 60" Toshiba LCD TV came from there a few months ago for $499 plus free shipping. And I picked up the 32" for my studio for $299 and free shipping.

Lostn51 is offline  
Old 12-20-2009, 08:36 AM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Posts: 12,675

we went thru that last yr. irratating huh?
Bevanger is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
04-10-2010 09:31 PM
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
01-14-2010 03:19 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter