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Old Mar 11, 2004, 9:01 AM   #41
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I do turn off my monitor, but only when I turn off the computer, so it tends to be on anywhere from 4 to 10 hours a day. I've got my task bar set as "hidden" so, if something's going to burn into the screen, it'll have to be something else. So far, I've detected no ghost images. Just lucky probably.
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 10:01 AM   #42
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Personally, I just turn off the monitor to save electricty (and therefor money.) Of course, this could produce a similar amount of wear by turning it on and off... I truly don't know. But it does make me feel a bit better about doing it, so there is some absolute benefit.

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If your desktop has icons you could burn those in. Any image or color on the screen (other than black, which is the absense of color on a monitor), could effect the phosphorescence.

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Old Mar 11, 2004, 12:50 PM   #43
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Aw shucks, another thing to worry about.
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 1:16 PM   #44
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Aw shucks, another thing to worry about.

I almost hate to do this but.......


Don't worry

Be happy

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Don't hate it. :lol: I agree with you because it takes YEARS of extended use to burn an image on the screen. But I felt I had to warn that the burn-in problem still exists even if not nearly as bad as a couple of decades ago.

By the way, the best example of image burn in, go to the nearest major airport and look at the arrival/departure times monitors.
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 1:31 PM   #46
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Nah, you didn't even almost hate to do it. :P
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 2:25 PM   #47
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I would agree with everyone else, really. I turn off my monitor not to protect against burning but to save money/electricity. I have a problem with my network card coming back after powerdown, so I don't power save the entire computer... but doing the monitor is a good thing.

Of coures, the monitor is handy for heating the room in the winter.

I wonder how they fixed the problem.... it was like the sun came up and I didn't have to worry about that problem any more. It was nice.

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