How often you use Degauss ?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Cosmin, May 15, 2002.

  1. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    I use it once a year if i don't forget it :D , but never saw a big difference . How often you use it ?
     
  2. xsivforce

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    I would only use it if I see a problem with the monitor display. So far, I haven't had to use it on my monitor. I worked in a video arcade years ago. We had some older games that we had to deguass the screen.
     
  3. madmatt

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    I think I've used it once or twice since I got my monitor, a year ago.
     
  4. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I've had my monitor for 5 years and have never done it. :eek:
     
  5. Terrahertz

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    Yup same as Jewelzz..never.
     
  6. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    Degauss is only really supposed to be used if something like a small magnet has unaligned the electron guns, what a degauss will do is re-align them if they are not too far off, it also helps if you are seeing slight distortion due to badly shielded speakers being next to the monitor. (magnets =P)
     
  7. Ice-Freezer

    Ice-Freezer Guest

    I use it almost all the time when i change my monitor settings to memorise the new settings eg. height, width...
    :)
    i dont know why you care if you use it or not ?
    is it gonna damagae my monitor?
     
  8. boxman

    boxman Guest

    I use it when I get bored!!!
     
  9. Bytes Back

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    Only if the display goes off.

    Remeber, to much use can severely reduce the life of your monitor :)
     
  10. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    According to the manual on my hp mx70 - "the monitor is automatically degaussed each time it is turned on."

    Am I really shortening the life of my monitor by turning it on - since I am degaussing it each time as some of you have suggested?????

    My opinion is :
    I think not, as most TV's have also had the auto-degaussing set-up for quite a few years!

    As xsiforce said - the older video games needed it - that was because all the shielding and auto-degaussing was not built-in, as is common design for a monitor/TV/CRT today!

    Sometimes I have a hard time figuring out what is opinion and what is fact!

    ;) ;) ;)
     
  11. stuy_b

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    I always seem to use it by accident, cos its right next to the resize on my monitors OSD!!
     
  12. Bytes Back

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    Hmmm, appears I could well be wrong !!

    *gasps of horror from the crowd*

    This is what it says for my monitor from the sony website

    This is the sound of the auto-degauss cycle, not a malfunction. When the power is turned on, the monitor is automatically degaussed for 5 seconds. The Auto-degauss function demagnetizes the metal frame of the CRT to obtain a neutral field for uniform color reproduction.

    NOTE: If a second degauss cycle is needed, allow a minimum interval of 20 minutes for the best result. A humming noise may be heard, but this is not a malfunction
     
  13. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    is it gonna damagae my monitor? [/B][/QUOTE]

    If you use it when it's necessary will not damage your monitor but you should be careful with it if you want to keep your monitor in a good condition :)
     
  14. Sprung

    Sprung Guest

    Mine does it every time I turn it on as well...

    But do you all know how hard it is to get a monitor turned on? You have to talk to it really sexy to even get a response. Mine just ignores me...

    I feel so used...
     
  15. Qumahlin

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    LOL, I like sprungs response the best :)

    Yes most monitors degauss at startup, but that is usually before the electron guns have began firing, so i'm not sure since monitor hardware is not my field, but a degauss while the guns are firing might be a little more stressful.
     
  16. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    I suggest this link. It pretty much explains Color CRTs, Shadowmasks, Magnetic Fields, and Degauss.

    http://www.anatekcorp.com/smask.htm

    But read all the way to the bottom of the page.
     
  17. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    gonaads - excellent article!
     
  18. gonaads

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