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creditman Oct 3, 2005 2:20 PM

I just purchased a used 21 Dell P1130 monitor. I installed it and there are 2 very fient, but visable lines about a third from the top and a third from the bottom. I called company from where I purchased and the person said these lines are known as 'dampening wires' lines and are very common on trinitron monitors.

My question... is this just a BS line, or is he telling the truth? Is it normal for these monitors to display these lines?

Thanks for you comments.


tclune Oct 3, 2005 3:04 PM

He's telling the truth. If you google for Trinitron dampening wire you'll see various places that discuss this. FWIW

creditman Oct 3, 2005 3:23 PM


Is this fixable? You can hardly see the lines, but they are there.

tclune Oct 3, 2005 3:24 PM

creditman wrote:

Is this fixable? You can hardly see the lines, but they are there.

Apparently not-- they're part of the design of the monitor.

eric s Oct 4, 2005 9:25 AM

They are part of the design of the monitor. So they are not only "common" they are required. The trinitron design requires them.

I'm using a trinitron monitor right now and I can see the line where the web page is white, but I can't in other areas.

Those monitors don't suffer from color gone alignment problems (because they only have 1 gun) and they are lighter than other monitor designs. I find that worth the 2 lines, but then again I hardly notice them.... I guess I'm just used to them.


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