monitor with screwed colour in bottom-right of screen

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Fri Mar 12 09:07:55 2004

On Friday 12 March 2004 08:26, Jules Richardson wrote:
> Well this one apparently had "wonky colours" according to the chap I
> got it from, but I'm sure I made things worse shipping it home. It
> broke free of its moorings whilst going round a sharp corner - one
> very heavy monitor somersaulted across the boot of the car with one
> hell of a bang
> I am curious as to what the thin cable around the very front of the
> screen is supposed to do. That got somewhat battered when the case
> smashed. I currently have the plastic case off (and hence this wire

That's the degaussing cable - what removes stray magnetism from the
monitor on power-up/pressing of a 'degauss' button. In fact, a
slightly magnetized monitor could cause some color shifting. You might
try finding an external degausser and trying that as well. Just make
sure you do it away from any magnetic media.

(And in a strange coincidence, a song called "Magnetic" from a local
band I like is playing right now on from the playlist queue. Hmm...)

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