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I have just avoided a £200 purchase by repairing my monitor. It started by flickering and taking a long time to warm up then died completely. When I opened it up I found two capacitors that had failed, and by replacing those for £1 a piece I was able to get my screen back with £198 to spare.
That prompts me to remind all those who keep their monitors on for extended periods or in direct sunlight or close by a radiator, to make sure it has good ventilation: heat kills.
So I am now back with my main 22" screen and an extremely useful 17" one extending the desktop to enable me to have three windows open concurrently. One of those features (like dialup and broadband) that you may not appreciate just how useful it is until you try it.
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