Ek, My Monitor Is On Fire!

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dduardo
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Last night, something exploded inside my monitor. It generated some smoke which I could smell. I pulled the plug as fast a possible, but after a some time past I got curious and plugged the monitor back in and turned it on. To my suprise, the only problem was that the image was shifted to the right. I moved the image back to the left with the OSD and everything seems fine now.

Does anyone have any idea what happened? Did a capacitor blow? Is it safe to continue to use the monitor? I have a Viewsonic GS790 which is about 5-6 years old.
 

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Could be a bug.

:rofl:
 
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chroot
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Definitely sounds like a capacitor blew. If it was in parallel with some other capacitors, the monitor may still work fine -- you just now have a more limited total range over which you can move the image.

I'd be cautious, though.

- Warren
 

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