How do I protect my monitors from my cats?
January 30, 2012 5:55 AM Subscribe
Over the weekend, one of my cats managed to destroy two TFT monitors. How do I protect the replacements from a similar fate?
posted by sodium lights the horizon to Technology (6 answers total)
At some point between late on Friday and lunchtime Sunday, one of my cats decided that both of monitors needed their screens doused in urine.
By the time I'd discovered this (Sunday lunchtime) both monitors were completely ruined. The foul sticky mess has gone down the front of the screen and worked its way in to the electronics and switches. PCBs were corroded, switches were all either stuck off or randomly flicking between states, the minuscule wires and connectors are knackered, and the capacitative switches on the newer monitor are just completely fried.
Replacements are on the way.
How, oh great hivemind, can I stop the replacements falling to the same fate? Trying to remedy whatever triggered the flood is one thing, but how do I protect the electronics from a bath they were never designed to endure?