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Is this monitor worth repairing?
March 1, 2006 12:21 PM   Subscribe

Is this monitor worth repairing?

I 'recovered' a big-ass 19" CRT monitor that someone was throwing away, since without testing it I could tell that one of the problems with it was a badly bent pin on the connector. Once I unbent the pin, I tried it out and the screen is all squished horizontally. I can still see the stuff displayed by the computer, but it's perhaps 2.5 inches wide. It's vertically fine...full heiht of the screen.

Any idea what's failed? Is it worth repairing?
posted by Kickstart70 to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
 
1. Geometry correction circuit, obviously
2. No. There are plenty of fully functional CRTs being thrown away right now. Get one of them.
posted by cillit bang at 12:26 PM on March 1, 2006


I went to a computer fair early this year. Used 19" CRT monitors were selling for $50. Used 17" CRT monitors were selling for half that. To answer your question: The monitor is not worth repairing.
posted by malp at 12:59 PM on March 1, 2006


Thanks to both of you...good enough then. I'll trash it.
posted by Kickstart70 at 1:01 PM on March 1, 2006


If I may piggyback a question - what's the best way of getting rid of old/broken monitors, especially in Vancouver?
posted by PurplePorpoise at 1:10 PM on March 1, 2006


Not worth it. We've discarded probably close to 50-75 19"-21" Trinitron-tube multisync monitors over the past year simply because everyone here is moving to LCD flat panels, and nobody *wants* the CRTs anymore. So, we stack the (perfectly working) monitors in the hallway and have a scrapper/recycler come get them.
posted by mrbill at 1:31 PM on March 1, 2006


If I may piggyback a question - what's the best way of getting rid of old/broken monitors, especially in Vancouver?

Check with your local recycling/waste company, or City Hall. There's lead in CRTs, so monitors are hazardous wastes, which usually means either that the city will pick them up for you or that you'll have to go way out of your way to dispose of it.
posted by mendel at 1:49 PM on March 1, 2006


What's the current salvage value of copper?

Most CRTs seem to have a ginormous degaussing coil in them, might be 2lbs worth in a 19" monitor.

You will find various other useful parts too, if you are that way inclined...
posted by Chuckles at 2:36 PM on March 1, 2006


Speaking of which, if anyone in Seattle would like a free Sony 18 inch Trinitron Multiscan 400 PS, send me an email and you can come and get it.
posted by astruc at 3:51 PM on March 1, 2006


astruc, try listing it on Freecycle.
posted by Marky at 7:33 PM on March 1, 2006


PP, call 604-RECYCLE for information.
posted by randomstriker at 11:41 PM on March 1, 2006


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