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CRT Monitor tinting red - Speaker interference??

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
March 21, 2005 4:48:13 PM

I have a monitor that would occasionaly not black out but kind of fade out in colour - it would kind of colourize itself for a moment or two and then flash back to normal.

Well for one reason or another I took away my speaker system and it kind of stopped - only occasionaly fading out but this time not a noticeable redish tint, it was just more of a contrast fade that was bearable.

Since getting Silent Hunter III though I decided to put my videologic speakers back into action and I've noticed the red tint is back so I'm now thinking that it's the speakers that have done this to my monitor?

Does anyone know why and what can be done?

Mainly I'm curious as to whether i get a new monitor it will break in this same manner, or whether I can do anything to stop it breaking.

It's a kind of old cheap 17" monitor so I won't be losing much, but I don't want to buy a new one only to damage it.

New speaker system is not on my top priority as they have little use for me beyond the odd game.

THe speakers I have are old too videologic 5.1 system. Not sure of the name. They aren't even called videologic anymore Frown

What about TFT monitors too, do they suffer from speaker interference?

Can someone just try and point me in the right direction please?
March 21, 2005 6:14:53 PM

The speakers (especially if they are old) more than likely caused this to happen to your screen. They are likely improperly shielded so their magnetic fields are out to harm any sensitive electronics they are near such as your monitor. This will happen with any sort of CRT you get.
I'm not 100% sure they will have the same effect on an LCD but it will probably do something.

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March 21, 2005 8:54:31 PM

Thanks. SO I guess it is as I feared.

I would really like to know whether TFTs are less susceptible though as my speaker system cost me £120 at the time and I don't feel like spending that kind of money again, especially after just forking out for a DVDwriter and now needing a new monitor and possibly even a 6 channel sound card :( 

oh lord!

BTW you mention; any sensitve electronics - what other things should I be careful of in regards to leaving around my speakers?
March 21, 2005 10:49:59 PM

Computer, Printer, Scanner, and pretty much any other piece of electronics. They are less sensitive to it than the monitor but it will still likely damage them over time.

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