NeXT Monitor Problem

Bill Degnan billdegnan at
Fri Nov 9 09:00:13 CST 2018

I don't know a lot about these but I heard you should just replace all of
the caps, even things that look like they might be caps, with the largest
caps you can find.  Just stuff them in there.  You don't need solder, just
use a glue gun.  There is a pretty cool suction cup in there you can use to
hold a hanging planter, etc.

On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 10:20 AM Kyle Owen via cctalk <cctalk at>

> I've got a NeXTstation Turbo and a MegaPixel display; the computer boots
> fine, but seems to complain of a failing hard drive.
> The monitor works okay; slight burn in, but otherwise looks okay in terms
> of the phosphor. However, something seems to be wonky with the horizontal
> scan...the left edge is very wobbly.
> Pictures here:
> Before I open this up, does anyone have any suggestions on where to start?
> I didn't see a NeXT section on Bitsavers.
> I am aware of the dangers of CRTs and will be sure to discharge the anode;
> I've worked on a few MDA monitors before.
> Thanks!
> Kyle
> P.S. From the hard disk error message, would you agree it's failing? Would
> this indicate total failure is imminent?

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