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Old 04-15-2004, 02:49 AM   #1
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what is the degauss feature in my monitor and how will know when to use it?
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Old 04-15-2004, 06:37 AM   #2
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It resets the pixels like if you put a magnet on your screen and it messes it up, degause it and it resets it,
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Don't use it unless you know why.Read your monitor guide.
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Old 04-16-2004, 03:04 PM   #4
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To remove magnetism from a device. The term is usually used in reference to color monitors and other display devices that use a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). These devices aim electrons onto the display screen by creating magnetic fields inside the CRT. External magnetic forces -- such as the earth's natural magnetism or a magnet placed close to the monitor -- can magnetize the shadow mask, causing distorted images and colors. To remove this external magnetic forces, most monitors automatically degauss the CRT whenever you turn on the monitor. In addition, many monitors have a manual degauss button that performs a more thorough degaussing of the CRT. You can also use an external degausser that degausses the monitor from the outside. Since it may be impossible to remove the external magnetic force, degaussing works by re-aligning the magnetic fields inside the CRT to compensate for the external magnetism.
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Old 04-17-2004, 12:09 AM   #5
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To remove magnetism from a device. The term is usually used in reference to color monitors and other display devices that use a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). These devices aim electrons onto the display screen by creating magnetic fields inside the CRT. External magnetic forces -- such as the earth's natural magnetism or a magnet placed close to the monitor -- can magnetize the shadow mask, causing distorted images and colors. To remove this external magnetic forces, most monitors automatically degauss the CRT whenever you turn on the monitor. In addition, many monitors have a manual degauss button that performs a more thorough degaussing of the CRT. You can also use an external degausser that degausses the monitor from the outside. Since it may be impossible to remove the external magnetic force, degaussing works by re-aligning the magnetic fields inside the CRT to compensate for the external magnetism.
Well then,how do you determine that you need too ? I plugged mine in 18 months ago,Never used it yet.
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Old 06-13-2004, 12:23 AM   #6
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I know its not classified as safe but sometimes for a quick change of scenery just put a heavy duty magnet or even a subwoofer next to the monitor, all the colors will dillute, i do it all the time on my peice of junk HP pavillion mx75 im runnin on, Kills time when im waitin on dialup i suppose

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you deguass if the image on your moniter appears destorted or blurry. Old moniters do not deguass autmatically. If you take a powerful magnet run it near your moniter you will see the image distort-Magnetic fields develop slowly and the degauss will get rid of the distortion caused by the field.-I do not reccomend you play with the magnet- it was an example to demonstarte the idea-A powerful magnetic field can ruin your moniter. Speakers placed to close to a moniter can have a bad affect on it.-Degauss if this has taken place.
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I know its not classified as safe but sometimes for a quick change of scenery just put a heavy duty magnet or even a subwoofer next to the monitor, all the colors will dillute, i do it all the time on my peice of junk HP pavillion mx75 im runnin on, Kills time when im waitin on dialup i suppose

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Should I deguasse in my situation?

In the upper left hand corner of my monitor, it seems to be a little darker than the other sides. I had to swap out my last monitor because it had a green spot on it and I just got this current monitor yesterday

I'm guessing that this model for the monitor is a cheap one. But anyway, how do I get rid of this darker spot without taking it back again?

I have a brand new video card and I'm sure its installed correctly. Could there possibly any other solutions because the darker shade is noticeable enough to distract me if I'm doing anything with this PC.
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Should I deguasse in my situation?

In the upper left hand corner of my monitor, it seems to be a little darker than the other sides. I had to swap out my last monitor because it had a green spot on it and I just got this current monitor yesterday

I'm guessing that this model for the monitor is a cheap one. But anyway, how do I get rid of this darker spot without taking it back again?

I have a brand new video card and I'm sure its installed correctly. Could there possibly any other solutions because the darker shade is noticeable enough to distract me if I'm doing anything with this PC.
dark spots are usually bad monitors. if you have to degauss your images are usually distorted and blurry like others mentioned..but not dark.
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Old 12-07-2005, 06:22 PM   #11
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Its not dark, dark but it is definitely a tad darker than the other spots. For example lets say if you minimized a window and drag to the opposite side of the monitor, everything will look fine. Once you move it back to the other side, than you will see that it gets a darker shade.

So do you think I should just take this one back as well since I am still under the 14 day return policy? I didn't get any warranty plans with this since I only paid $150 for the whole package during Black Friday sales.
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Do you guys know if there is a universal symbol for this?
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alot of times the symbol will be a horseshoe(sp?) shaped magnet with a line diagnally through it. indecating no magnetic distortion, or remove magnetic distortion, same thing lol :P thats the most common symbol that i know of but most monitors will get the darker spot on them after they get pretty old, 5 years or more usually. my old gateway CRT was great, it lasted me 7 years and then it died oddly. i donno what happened but i'm somewhat convenced that cellphone signals going through the monitor helped it trip on it's last leg rofl. everytime i'm about 2 get a cellphone call and my cells right under or right beside the monitor the screen vibrates for about 1 second and then another second later my phone rings. has this happened 2 any1 else?
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Doesn't turning off the monitor for a bit and then turn it back on by means of the monitor power switch do the same thing? I don't think LCD's have a degauss feature, lucky me.
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Doesn't turning off the monitor for a bit and then turn it back on by means of the monitor power switch do the same thing? I don't think LCD's have a degauss feature, lucky me.
i have an LCD but i'm currently using a CRT, and i think ur right they don't ahve degauss but i'm not sure. i forgot...rofl. turning off the monitor will somtimes do the trick but if there is noticable magnetic distortion i would degauss it anyways jsut 2 be safe... :P
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In reference to my situation, I took the monitor back again and they used this huge magnet to get all the kinks out with my monitor. It looked like they got rid of some dead pixels as well in certain areas.

Overall, I am satisfied with the monitor now but they changed my video settings in the bios from pci (had it on there because of the pci card i had in) to agp. When i got home, i switched it back to pci and it works but i'm currently using up 16mb on the safe side so that i can keep it working. Do you think it will malfunction if I switch it to only 1mb?
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that shouldn't effect the monitor at all, just ur performance will go down and might change ur res or color depth
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Why would it change my resolution if I'm using a pci video card instead of integrated graphics?

Anyway, I changed it back to 1mb setting and now I have all my 768mb dedicated for the pc and not the graphics again. I guess everything worked out fine for me.
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not sure, depends on the graphics cards abilites on the biggest resolution it can display and ur monitors settings
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