Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Cosmin, May 15, 2002.
I use it once a year if i don't forget it , but never saw a big difference . How often you use it ?
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.
I think I've used it once or twice since I got my monitor, a year ago.
I've had my monitor for 5 years and have never done it.
Yup same as Jewelzz..never.
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)
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?
I use it when I get bored!!!
Only if the display goes off.
Remeber, to much use can severely reduce the life of your monitor
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!
I always seem to use it by accident, cos its right next to the resize on my monitors OSD!!
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
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
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...
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.
I suggest this link. It pretty much explains Color CRTs, Shadowmasks, Magnetic Fields, and Degauss.
But read all the way to the bottom of the page.
gonaads - excellent article!