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August 2, 2005 5:04:42 PM

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I have a Gateway VX-700 17" CRT monitor on my old GW Win 95a desktop. The
monitor is several years old. Lately, it's beginning to blink (going black)
for a half-second...blinking two or three times. Then it's fine for awhile.
It first did this when booting up. Today, it started blinking after being on
for a couple of hours.

Any idea which component may be going out? And, is this the sort of thing
that a local PC shop could repair?

Thanks!
Scott

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August 3, 2005 10:21:42 PM

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Scott,

It sounds temporary loss of signal. Double-check all the connections,
if you haven't already.

If that doesn't help, your best bet would be a replacement. Although
the VX-700 is a good quality monitor, it is at the end of its uselife.
No one bothers to fix old monitors. My local thrift store often has
similar models that have been freed-up as people have gone to
flat-screens. If you decide to purchase a new one, I'd keep in mind an
inevitable desktop upgrade.

Mort


Scott wrote:

> I have a Gateway VX-700 17" CRT monitor on my old GW Win 95a desktop. The
> monitor is several years old. Lately, it's beginning to blink (going black)
> for a half-second...blinking two or three times. Then it's fine for awhile.
> It first did this when booting up. Today, it started blinking after being on
> for a couple of hours.
>
> Any idea which component may be going out? And, is this the sort of thing
> that a local PC shop could repair?
>
> Thanks!
> Scott
August 3, 2005 11:56:38 PM

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Mortimer wrote:
>
> Scott,
>
> It sounds temporary loss of signal. Double-check all the connections,
> if you haven't already.
>
> If that doesn't help, your best bet would be a replacement. Although
> the VX-700 is a good quality monitor, it is at the end of its uselife.
> No one bothers to fix old monitors. My local thrift store often has
> similar models that have been freed-up as people have gone to
> flat-screens. If you decide to purchase a new one, I'd keep in mind an
> inevitable desktop upgrade.
>
> Mort
>
> Scott wrote:
>
> > I have a Gateway VX-700 17" CRT monitor on my old GW Win 95a desktop. The
> > monitor is several years old. Lately, it's beginning to blink (going black)
> > for a half-second...blinking two or three times. Then it's fine for awhile.
> > It first did this when booting up. Today, it started blinking after being on
> > for a couple of hours.
> >
> > Any idea which component may be going out? And, is this the sort of thing
> > that a local PC shop could repair?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Scott

Mortima,

Yes, I checked the cable connections, and all seems tight. It hasn't been blinking
for a couple of days now. I talked with a computer repair person, and he said it
would problably cost $100 to repair...not worth it, when I can replace the monitor
for around $150.00.

Scott
!