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My monitor screwed? Answered

I've got a 19 inch flat screen crt monitor hooked up to my mac. And when I play my music really loud, the image almost shakes like it would if I had the stereo hooked up to the power bar with it like it used to be. The stereo is on it's own breaker right now, but is it doing that from the actual vibration of the picture tube or is it dieing on me?

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lemonie

12 years ago

Could be stray magnetic field (you have played with magnets and monitors haven't you? I had a desktop-fan which used to give a 50 Hz shake to my screen (gave up on it and sweated). L

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Punkguytalemonie

Reply 12 years ago

Well the only time it shakes a bit is when the stereo is on, sometimes it stutters once in a while by itself, but the speakers aren't close enough I don't think.

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tomonto

12 years ago

You break things alot don't ya. play quieter music.

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Punkguytatomonto

Reply 12 years ago

I've screwed up a lot of discs from them sliding around on the desk, like ALL over the desk.

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CameronSS

12 years ago

Like lemonie said, it's probably the electromagnetic field from the speakers. If that's the case, you have three options: 1)Get an LCD, 2) move the speakers away from the monitor, or 3) turn down the darned music! I can hear it from here! :-) I had a teacher who put an electric pencil sharpener next to her CRT, and whenever someone used it, the screen shook and distorted.

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PunkguytaCameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

Ya, I've seen that happen at school before with the pencil sharpener, poor powermac. The speakers aren't close enough or even have big enough magnets to distort my monitor, and as far as turning it down? NEVER :p I think that maybe my stereo is just sucking so much power that it's able to distort my monitor even though they're on completely opposite breakers.