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How To Destroy a Monitor In Three Easy Steps

How To Destroy a Monitor In Three Easy Steps

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Step one: Acquire large neodymium magnet from eBay.
Step two: Place magnet in hand.
Step three: Place magnet onto monitor surface and watch as the image is distorted, sometimes permanently.

Disclaimer:
Following these instructions can lead to PERMANENT damage to the shadow mask in your monitor. If the magnet is strong enough it may even deform the shadow mask making the colour distortion permanent. Follow these instructions at your own risk.

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May 12, 2006 at 07:36 AM Author: Raphael
I did this with a digital calculator once
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May 12, 2006 at 07:39 AM Author: pslawinski
I did not think magnets affected LCDs.

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May 12, 2006 at 07:41 AM Author: Raphael
It did in this case.
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May 12, 2006 at 07:44 AM Author: pslawinski
Maybe the magnet was attracted to some metal behind the screen and the pressure of the manet pressing on the screen caused the LCD to have an effect similar to the effect featured above.

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May 12, 2006 at 07:46 AM Author: Raphael
I see. Thanks. I didn't know that.




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May 12, 2006 at 07:52 AM Author:
This remind me of a story I heard when I worked in a museum of science in Paris, four years ago. In one room of this large museum there was a massive 5 Tesla electromagnet that was used for three decades. This magnet was eventually scraped and the room refurbished as an office for administration workers.

As soon as computers where installed, it was discovered that all CRT screens presented severe image distortions. The source of this perturbation was found to be the iron re-inforcement bars of the concrete floor that were magnetized (i.e they became magnets) by the long exposure to the strong magnetic field of the electromagnet!!!

They eventually solved this problem by covering the floor with iron sheets that 'conducted' most of the magnetic field lines away from the screens.

Phillip: did you kill off your CRT screen?
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May 12, 2006 at 07:57 AM Author: Raphael
Doesn't have also an influence on your health? Working in that room would mean a long exposure to this magnetic field.




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May 12, 2006 at 08:02 AM Author:
Apparently not - there are no studies that shows an adverse effect of strong static magnetic field on healt. So far, the worst thing you might experience is a mechanical push as flesh is slightly diamagnetic (scientists have made frog levitate in very-strong magnetic fields)




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May 12, 2006 at 08:53 AM Author:
Phillip: try your magnet on your HID lamps, you should seen some very nice arc distortions. Don't do that too long though as in some cases you might cause some overheating of the burner.
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May 12, 2006 at 11:38 AM Author: pslawinski
This monitor is dead as well as the other monitor. I believe this monitor died for reasons unrelated to the magnet if I remember correctly.

I have tried the magnet on HID lamps which yeilded very interesting effects. It also works well on fluorescent lamps. In addition to deforming plasmas it can also reduce the resistance of an inductive resistor in some cases.

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Jul 17, 2006 at 06:17 PM Author:
Sure Phil says there are only 3 steps to destroy a montior.....

my way.....only one step.....

1. Shake your montior like CRAZY and it will shut off and never come back on....




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Aug 22, 2006 at 07:09 AM Author:
I used to bring a magnet to school and in computing, I sat beside this expensive Panasonic projector and I had a magnet in my pocket that came from a washing machine pump and I used to spin it around in my pocket. The projector went crazy until the lamp popped but no-one suspected a thing!
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Aug 22, 2006 at 03:28 PM Author: don93s
As for health studies... I have this book where they incubated chicken eggs on the south pole of a magnet and the hatched chickens were insane and aggressive, whereas the ones hatched on the north pole were mellow and docile. Weird.

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May 12, 2011 at 03:05 PM Author: TL8W
I used to love doing this with a black & white TV in the 70s - wasn't allowed NEAR the colour set with magnets!

Also when a fluorescent lamp burns with a disturbed arc causing spiralling down the tube you can also get plasmatic distortions of the type Max describes. I think it is probably a bad idea to bring a magnet to a lit tungsten lamp.

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May 12, 2011 at 05:45 PM Author: don93s
I once stored a set of huge JBL PA speakers in my living-room...about 4-6 feet from my (CRT) TV and soon the area around the picture turned green. It went away eventually.
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