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17" Blue VGA monitor POPS.. LOUDLY!
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evilmac
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Jan 13, 2004, 04:41 PM
 
anyone heard of this problem with the blue vgas from apple? i just got this one in from ebay and i think they screwed me...

it pops at times when i turn it on.. after its been off for a while.. loudly...what can i do to fix this? kick it?
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 08:16 PM
 
Nothing specific to this particular model of monitor, but popping is generally not a good sign with electronics. I would keep it unplugged until I could get it to a repair shop.
Is there any smoke? Do you smell any burnt plastic?
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 08:26 PM
 
nope. no smoke. very little heat comming off of it. no problems since, cept for a screen blank for a split second...maybe because it hadnt been used in a while?
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 09:22 PM
 
might be the dust inside. How lound is the pop and how many pops are there?
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 09:27 PM
 
one big pop. and it flickers every now and then. like a blank screen for a second. then it comes back on. i think its on its last leg.eh?
     
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Jan 14, 2004, 08:20 AM
 
I had it with my Graphite 17", it died 1 month later...
     
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Jan 14, 2004, 10:52 AM
 
Same thing happened to the monitor that came with my Beige G3. It started the popping thing and then one day got a HUGE pop and the monitor was no more.

That was the second monitor I'd purchased from Apple that died on me. I never purchased a CRT from them again.
     
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Jan 16, 2004, 03:01 PM
 
That sounds like a leak in the high voltage circuit. Now you know why they were selling it.
     
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Jan 17, 2004, 04:53 PM
 
My Apple 17" CRT B&W is almost 5 years old, no pops (fingers crossed), but REMEMBER, NEVER OPEN THE MONITOR.
     
   
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