[Libdlo] Burnt monitor

Phil Endecott spam_from_libdlo at chezphil.org
Wed Aug 24 12:47:39 PDT 2011

Alexander Todorov wrote:
> ?? 24.08.2011 12:57, Tomas Di Domenico ??????:
>> Greets!
>> After some effort, I was able to get a 3-screen setup in my laptop with a HP USB
>> adapter. Connected to it I had a kinda old BenQ FP71G+ monitor, for which I had
>> to use the included HDMI-VGA adapter.
>> Everything went nicely for a couple of days, until at one point I started
>> smelling like something was burning. Right after the monitor went blank.
>> Excuse my ignorance, but my question is: could it be a combination of monitor,
>> VGA adapter and what else that caused the problem? I can hook a newer widescreen
>> HDMI BenQ monitor to it now, but I'd be afraid to burn this one too...
> Hi Tomas,
> not sure if your old monitor time has come but in IMHO it's plausible to burn 
> the monitor by forcing higher resolution/refresh rate.

Not with an LCD panel.  That is something that might have been possible 
with ancient CRTs, but even then I think it was more myth than reality.

The best way to find out what went wrong would be to dismantle it and 
find where the burnt smell came from.

> The VGA/HDMI adapter should not be a factor IMO because this is a passive device.

If you really mean "VGA/HDMI" then no, that is not a passive device.  
But I guess that you actually mean DVI-I/HDMI, or something.

Cheers,  Phil.

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