Manual Degauss

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by RagnaroK, May 3, 2003.

  1. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Hi,
    I've got a very old IBM 2248 14" monitor, and the problem with it is that there a greenish tinge on the outer edges of the screen. It has the older manual controls. I know the degauss feature will help clear the tinge but this monitor doesn't seem to have that feature. I was just wondering if there is a manual way of degaussing a monitor?

    Thanks.
    RaG
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Most monitors will degauss when they are turned on. Even monitors without the degauss button. Turn the monitor off for a little while (30 minutes if you can) then turn it back on. If that does not work, you can manually degauss it. I will see if I can find a tutorial to show you since it would be easier if there were pics involved.
     
  3. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Thanks xsivforce for the help! :)
     
  4. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    Yes. There is a tool you can buy to do this. It plugs into the wall and is a round wand kinda. I do not have any clue where you can find one.

    Good Luck
     
  5. scriptasylum

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    I have one of those degaussing tools in my basement if you live in the area of Des Moines. :huh:

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    ha ha, I just noticed your location... I guess you aren't "in the area" then! :)
     
  6. JohnnyGreb

    JohnnyGreb Guest

    Carefull placement of a large speaker magnet does it for me :D

    Duh! :eek:

    -Ryandor
     
  7. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Hehe ah well... thanks for offering anyway! :)

    Hmm... wouldn't that make it worse? :huh:
     
  8. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    try smackin it on the left side near the top, and then on the top near the center.

    This worked for our old IBM monitor
     
  9. scriptasylum

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    Well... if you can somehow place the magnet in such a way as to reverse the effect without screwing up the already good areas.

    Those degaussing tools are simply big loops of wire wrapped around a bunch of times and then hooked to AC power through a momentary switch (if you keep them on too long, they will burn out). The one I have vibrates and hums quite loudly (60Hz) when in use... the wife likes it, ha ha. :rolleyes: :D

    Anyway, when AC runs though the loops, it creates an alternating magnetic field which magnetically "realigns" the phosphor on your monitor, while a speaker magnet's magnetic field does not fluctuate. It will be a little harder to get the speaker magnet thing to work. You could do it I suppose, but you also run the risk of making it worse.

    Are you sure your monitor doesn't have a degauss? I've seen it in the past where you have to press two buttons simultaneously or something to activate it. My monitor performs an auto-degauss everytime you turn it on.

    If you want to buy one:

    http://www.contacteast.com/product/prodpage.cfm?grp=4088B982-EEE0-11D4-8A710050DA5FEB55

    You can get them cheaper, but you get the idea. Might be cheaper to take your monitor to a local TV repair dude.
     
  10. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Well I'm not sure whether it does auto-degauss or anything, but since it is an old monitor, it has the older "knob" controls rather than the newer digital buttons. So I'm pretty sure I can't degauss it that way. But thanks for the help and info! :D

    Thanks but it didn't work, I was bashing the thing the whole day! :p
     
  11. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    overheating could be a factor ???

    :huh: