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  1. The odors from computer monitors are horrendous. They can
    make me cough, sneeze or suffocate in a small room. I noticed
    that when the monitor runs cooler, less odors produce. I put
    CPU fans inside the monitor and turn on the monitor to find that
    it creates jiggly, wiggly lines. What can I do? What is the best
    way to install a cooling system inside a monitor?

    TIA, Tibur, Phillips 107s, 20"
     
  2. Is it just that one monitor? If so, I'd contact Phillips. If it's CRT
    monitors in general, I'd consider a change to LCD.

    I'd start with Phillips, anyway.

    --Kamus
     
  3. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    If your monitor is producing any kind of odours, there must be some
    defective components, or something slowly failing. You should have the
    monitor serviced. There should not be any smells coming from any type of
    electronic equipment when operating. There are no external liquids,
    evaporable chemicals or substances, or odour producing materials used.

    If there are any parts that are emitting any types of smells then there are
    some faults that should be looked in to. This is a sign of something
    overheating for some reason of defect.

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    The odors from computer monitors are horrendous. They can
    make me cough, sneeze or suffocate in a small room. I noticed
    that when the monitor runs cooler, less odors produce. I put
    CPU fans inside the monitor and turn on the monitor to find that
    it creates jiggly, wiggly lines. What can I do? What is the best
    way to install a cooling system inside a monitor?

    TIA, Tibur, Phillips 107s, 20"
     
  4. Grumpy OM

    Grumpy OM Guest

    Monitors and TV sets are similar to the Ionic breeze air cleaner.
    Air flows thru them by convection and particles are collected on the
    pix tube and HV components. A thorough periodic cleaning is probably
    what is needed. Not difficult if you know what you are doing. If not
    have it done at a repair outfit.
    Grumpy
     
  5. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    The odors from computer monitors are horrendous.
    ~Monitors and TV sets are similar to the Ionic breeze air cleaner.
    ~Air flows thru them by convection
    ~and particles are collected on the pix tube and HV components.
    ~A thorough periodic cleaning is probably what is needed.
    ~Grumpy OM

    This is a good 1st step.
    A 1" paintbrush (tape over any metal parts just to be safe)
    and a vaccuum cleaner with a PLASTIC tip will do the trick.
    Look for (DON'T TOUCH) anything broken.
    I'm thinking the cup where the fat HV lead goes to the CRT.


    ^If your monitor is producing any kind of odours,
    ^there must be some defective components
    ^This is a sign of something overheating
    ^Jerry Greenberg

    Well, something is not right.
    It could be heat directly, but I'm inclined to think OZONE.
    What usually happens 1st is throat irritation. (see HV lead, above)


    |contact Phillips.
    |If it's CRT monitors in general, I'd consider a change to LCD.
    |Kamus

    Yup. If inspection reveals nothing obvious, talk to them.
    It could be you're not the only one with the problem (web search?).

    Drop this idea.
     
  6. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    BTW, Ozone smells like chlorine used around swimming pools.
    Is that like what you're smelling?
     
  7. It smells like OZONE. HV lead??
    Actually, I have three identical monitors. All are the
    same, they irritate my throat and I cough for months.
    I open the monitors and find no dust at all.
    Yes, almost like chlorine but it's odorless. I can't take it
    anymore so I completely DUCT TAPE the monitor vent
    holes just so I don't have to make a trip to the HOSPITAL.
    The monitor does fine with no circulation, but summer is
    approaching. I was hoping someone could explain
    an alternative method. :)
    Tibur
     
  8. David Knaack

    David Knaack Guest

    Tibur Waltson wrote:
    Ozone has a pretty distinct smell (which, IMO, is almost completely, but
    not totally, unlike chlorine). It is the smell of taking off a sweater
    in winter up north, or of a succesful tesla coil :)
    Consider moving the fans somewhere a bit more remote and using something
    like dryer duct to pipe the air to the monitor. Be sure to put one of
    those foam filters over the fan intake to help discourage the dust
    bunnies. You can find great filters for fairly cheap at that hardware
    store near the shop-vacuums (the black, open-cell foam sock kind, not
    the pleated paper type).

    I would recommend replacing the monitors with LCD's, but if I think that
    may be cost-prohibitive if you like having a resolution over 1024x768 (I
    have a hard time tolerating anything under 1600x1200). Even with
    'cheap' $350 LCD's you'd be looking at over a grand.

    I would sooner spend some time installing some ducting and sealing the
    vents on the montior such that the air-flow kept everything cool and
    dust-free.

    An air cleaner with a HEPA filter might also help, perhaps you could use
    that as the input to a duct system for the monitors.

    DK
     
  9. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    No... it does not.
     
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