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Hello all! I am just happy to be on here. I turned the CP on this morning, and headed here. I managed a few post, and then! The screen started to shake violently. Then the monitor shut itself off. That was the end of that. It so happened that My daughter had a monitor from Her last old computer. I just plugged it in, and here I am. It's a 12" screen, so I have some getting used to for a while. O wel, I got here, and thats all that counts

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So glad you made the journey safely Howard... we were starting to worry about you
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Were glad you are still with us, maybe you won't notice how out of focus some of my posts are for a while!!!

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Howard, in spite of a similar working background to me, I'm sure that you won't remember when 9" TV's were the norm and anyone with a 12" one were considered posh and we are of course talking black/white.

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Howard, in spite of a similar working background to me, I'm sure that you won't remember when 9" TV's were the norm and anyone with a 12" one were considered posh and we are of course talking black/white.
There's nothing like family night with everyone huddled around a 4" round screen.

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Hello all! I am just happy to be on here. I turned the CP on this morning, and headed here. I managed a few post, and then! The screen started to shake violently. Then the monitor shut itself off. That was the end of that. It so happened that My daughter had a monitor from Her last old computer. I just plugged it in, and here I am. It's a 12" screen, so I have some getting used to for a while. O wel, I got here, and thats all that counts
Howard. I just gave a number of "tube type" monitors to charities around here but I do have a 14 inch LCD display that I can give you if it would help.
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Thanks Ron, This one will do for a while. Thank You for the offer! My wife thinks that I am on here to much any way. She is probably right

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Thanks Ron, This one will do for a while. Thank You for the offer! My wife thinks that I am on here to much any way. She is probably right
Hi Howard:

I picked up a 19" Acer VGA LCD on a garage sale for $5 two years ago. Replace your old monitor with a VGA LCD if you possibly can. Prices start at about $78.99 (Cdn) for new 18.5", with warranty. Get the cheapest you can with the longest full replacement warranty you can afford. The CRTs are too harsh to work at for any length of time. You'll appreciate the difference when you switch. Anything larger, and more expensive, may require new technology video cards that, in turn, may require new ... Sometimes, it never ends.

When you buy, make sure you can test it on your system and you can return it if there is a problem. Most vendors will agree. You may have to get drivers off the manufacturer's web site so be prepared to do some "updating."

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There's nothing like family night with everyone huddled around a 4" round screen.
I don't know how old you are Ralph but after ww11, government surplus shops sprang up all over England selling all manner of electronic and electro-mechanical things, When I started work in 1950 a lot of my spare time was spent in these shops and "Wireless World" an electronics magazine regularly published articles describing turning lots of these surplus items into useful pieces of equipment. One such thing that I modified was a precision box of tricks into an accurate darkroom timer. A RADAR unit was converted into a 4" TV with the addition of a kit of parts that was being sold. Now, 4" is pretty small, but imagine it in green or yellow! One RADAR cathode ray tube that I bought had a long persistence phosphor, that means that the picture stays there for several seconds, imagine what a football match looked like with a screen full of players!

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