Just a purely informational request.
I've had this monitor forjust under 3 1/2 years (the warranty was for3 - damnit :P). I want to keep it - though I have already purchased an LCD to replace it, if temporarily.
Anyway, the monitor still works well. The only complaint I have is that every so often, the focus of the screen suddenly goes out of whack. It is *not* less in the center and it does not seem to be a 'shift' towards any direction.
In the defect's infancy (for this monitor :)), after 5 minutes of this, there would be a slight pop and the focus would return to it's normal state (or so I think). The other way around this was (and still is) to shut the monitor off for almost any length of time - from a few seconds to a few minutes - andthe time left off didn't seem to affect the recurrence of the problem...
... except for the inevitability... time. The problem occurs at least once a day and sometimes rears its head after 10 minutes for several recurrences. It has also come to the pont that the popping doesn't happen anymore (admittedly I haven't fully tested this - but the popping always occurred within 5 minutes).
I've read the very long FAQ located atbut it's well over my head.
Since CRT's are a dying breed - does anyone have a clue what is wrong? This way I can see if repairing it is worthwhile (even if it's a few hundred!). The brightness is still very good (If there has been any degradation, I haven't noticed) and everything else performs as I remember: it's a very good mointor.
I appreciate any feedback - whether positive or negative, chiding or kind.