what's vintage? was Re: Latest addition: A bondi-blue iMac

TeoZ teoz at neo.rr.com
Fri Jul 1 17:00:05 CDT 2016

People junked most of the older small low res slow refresh non working (bad 
caps) non widescreen LCD monitors by now. I kept one I got free and fixed 
ages ago for bench testing (has just a VGA connection) since it is easy to 
move around. Newer gaming video cards don't even have VGA out anymore so the 
older VGA connector monitors are of no use. Could also be instead of 
offering them for sale or free people just straight up recycle them because 
of low demand for working ones. On a recycling forum I read people were 
trying to sell working older units for $10 each with no luck. The last 2 LCD 
monitors I purchased new were $100 (Both DELLs a 23" IPS 1080P and a 24" 
1080P) so pricing is not a problem like it used to be in the 90's were a 17" 
quality monitor was $800.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Chuck Guzis
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 3:14 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: what's vintage? was Re: Latest addition: A bondi-blue iMac

On 07/01/2016 11:48 AM, Toby Thain wrote:

> Or, for free, a dumpster LCD. I find working ones discarded
> regularly, and 90% of the non-working ones are just bad inverter caps
> ($2 worth).

Been there, done that--and even depopulated the inverter section on one
PCB (badly designed--capacitors hot-glued to heatsinks, that sort of
thing) and replaced it with a cheap "universal" CFL inverter.  Still
works fine.

Strangely, I don't see nearly as many junked LCD displays today as I did
5 years ago for some reason.


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