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Degausser on Toshiba Satellite A75-S231?

by sdub / January 10, 2006 3:09 AM PST

There's a few spots on my LCD monitor that degaussing would fix, but I can't find the option anywhere, and I can't find anything online that would tell me where it is.

I would check my user's manuel, but it's locked in my dorm, for the moment, and I'm still on Christmas break (dorms are locked out to students during holidays, so I can't get in).

I'm not sure if there even IS a degausse function on it, so I was wondering anyone could tell me if there is one or not, and if there is - where is it? Thanks guys.

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(NT) (NT) LCD=no magnetic field=no degauss
by jonah jones / January 10, 2006 3:21 AM PST
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So what are these areas then?
by sdub / January 10, 2006 2:33 PM PST

I know this is an LCD monitor, but I've got these two areas in the upper right that look exactly like a normal monitor looks when a magnet has gotten too close to it. (Not trying to be argumentative, if it sounds that way - I'm just confused)

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maybe pressure marks from cleaning/wiping the screen?
by jonah jones / January 11, 2006 2:16 AM PST

i'm far from being an expert on such things, but i know that there is such a thing as "dead pixels" (and a certain amount is considered 'normal'), maybe there are "dying pixels" too?

how old is the monitor? what make? is there a 'history' of such an occurence with the manufacturer?


jonah

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could be pressure marks
by sdub / January 11, 2006 7:30 PM PST

they do sort of look like someone poked their finger on it too hard, though I've never done that.

bought the laptop back in May, so it's really not that old. and no - no history that I know of, though there could be and I don't know about it.

if it is a pressure spot, is there any way to fix it? it's not really bothersome - you can only notice it when certain colors are shown in that area, or you look at the monitor at a certain angle, so if there's no way to fix it, it's not that big of a deal really.

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