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? asked in Computers & InternetHardwareMonitors · 1 decade ago

Computer Monitor?

Hello Everyone,

This is my first time posting on here SO forgive me if its been asked before =(

I have a question... I have a CRT monitor on my computer and when I usually get up I turn it off everytime I get up and Im away from my computer. even if its for like 10 min. And my friends make fun of me becuase they tell me that its wearing my monitor out. Well I dont want to run my parents light bill up so I try to not leave it on.... I dont use a screensaver well, I do but it just goes black at 8 min then goes to where the light turns orange at 10 min mark

Its to the point now , where when i turn off my monitor it comes right back on lol and I have to repeat hitting the off button and it coming back on 4 times before it finally stays off.

So , basically I am just wondering........whats the best solution if I am not gonna be around for just 10 min or less?



4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Hi Christopher;

    You are right about your CTR monitor running the electric bills up.

    CTR's pull more power than the LCDs will AND they get screen burn when left on.

    You can change your monitor settings by using to a more user friendly setting by doing the following;

    Right click anywhere on your desktop

    Select properties

    Click on the Screensaver tab

    Click on the power settings.

    From there you can adjust the way your monitor shuts off when you are away or goes into an idle mode when inactive for a set period of time.

    As you are trying to keep the power bills down, allowing your monitor to go to screen saver mode will not accomplish this.

    However, if you are working and wish to get some goodies to eat or drink and expect to be away for more than 5 minutes but less than 10 minutes then a screen saver will increase your monitors useful life span and guard against screen burn. I use "blank" setting for my old monitor and it has lasted for 5 years now.

    You can set the time to switch to screen saver mode by following the first two steps from above.

    Good luck friend. :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The monitor or display of a computer is the primary user interface. . Many of the problems can be fixed yourself by simply changing the settings.Detailed instructions available at Visit this site. You will get your problem solved.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Set a screensaver to go black, don't use the "power off monitor" option in power settings.

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  • 3 years ago

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