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evildragon
July 20th, 2012, 11:23 PM
Some may remember in the vc forum chat some time ago I reported that the flyback in my model 25 died.. Well, it fried, to say the least.

I found a suitable donor from a point of sale monitor that was also an IBM, but a product of the 90's.. I don't remember the model, but so far it's working fine!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/IMG_0866.jpg

Even with a flash, the CRT is shining bright, AND sharp!

in 320x200 8-bit color mode: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/IMG_0875.jpg

The CRT appears to be much stronger than I thought.. I ran a sencore CRT on it and rejuvenated it, as it was in the bad area, now it's in the good area, so that helped too.

Shadow Lord
July 21st, 2012, 12:54 AM
Congrats. Of course reading your post my eye immediately caught the bit on the sencore CRT restorer. Not having any idea what the heck it was I did a quick goole fu and came up with this (http://www.ke5fx.com/crt.html)! I am wondering what do you think regarding his findings that the restored CRTs only last an extra 1000 hours? Do you think your CRT will do better? I.E. Would a computer monitor that was used daily but not on 24x7 fair better with longer results? If so then is this something your run of the mill TV repair shop would have?


I could see this as being a great boon for getting some old/vintage CRTs back into better/proper working order.... Or I could just be dreaming here! :)

evildragon
July 21st, 2012, 01:44 AM
Congrats. Of course reading your post my eye immediately caught the bit on the sencore CRT restorer. Not having any idea what the heck it was I did a quick goole fu and came up with this (http://www.ke5fx.com/crt.html)! I am wondering what do you think regarding his findings that the restored CRTs only last an extra 1000 hours? Do you think your CRT will do better? I.E. Would a computer monitor that was used daily but not on 24x7 fair better with longer results? If so then is this something your run of the mill TV repair shop would have?


I could see this as being a great boon for getting some old/vintage CRTs back into better/proper working order.... Or I could just be dreaming here! :)

Once repaired by these machines, the CRT doesn't really last much longer than it originally had.. For this model 25, it didn't have a choice, it looked bad, horizontally smearing to the right, signs of a bad CRT.

As to how long more we get with it, no one knows, it's different for every CRT.