Explain the NeXTStation "dim monitor" problem, etc...

From: Jeff Hellige <jhellige_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Tue Apr 16 13:17:36 2002

> > First off -- can somebody explain the common problem with the
>> monitors going dim? Can I fix it? (How?) Is there an internal
>> "intensity" pot that I can adjust to get more life out of the
>> monitor? It is just bright enough not to strain your eyes at
>> the highest brightness setting right now... (It's B&W)
>I have always assumed that the electrons just kick the sh*t
>out of the phosphor, and the the phosphor just dies... but I
>hope that's wrong, and that something can indeed be adjusted
>or replaced (other than the daggone tube itself).

        The above basically sums it up. Those early B/W NeXT mono
monitors have very short lifespans. Couple that with not being able
to turn off the monitor seperately from the computer and you can then
see why most of them are pretty dim. This comes up on Usenet quite a
bit still. Once they're dim, they're dim.

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