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When good hardware goes bad

"Goes bad" meaning "breaks". My beloved 22" monitor has died on me. I've gone from 1920x1200 pixels of widescreen goodness to an old 1024x768 CRT that they were going to throw in the trash at work.

The good thing is that now I can see for sure whether all of my web sites look OK in 1024x768 resolution. The bad thing is EVERYTHING ELSE. Oh god it burns. I can feel a headache coming on from squinting. Already I miss having 3 terminal windows right beside my Gvim. My conky display runs 2 feet off the bottom of my screen. Short of my HD exploding and losing all my files, this is my worst nightmare.

I'm debating whether I should format my laptop and dual-boot some Linux distro on there or something. Vista is such a dog. The only time I touch Vista is when I have to do something for work or when I want to play a game, which is very seldom, and I feel so unclean afterwards.

(Read the entire Westinghouse saga, if you dare: The beginning, Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4, Update 5, Update 6, Update 7, Update 8, Update 9, VICTORY, aftermath.)

March 10, 2008 @ 10:28 AM PDT
Cateogory: Hardware

2 Comments

ph0enix
Quoth ph0enix on March 11, 2008 @ 9:19 AM PDT

You're talking about your Apple monitor? That's really sad. Did it die infront of you or sometime in between usage? Perhaps you can get it fixed.

This would be a good time to look into DELL 30" monitors.

Brian
Quoth Brian on March 11, 2008 @ 9:27 AM PDT

Not my Apple. I bought a 24" Westinghouse monitor from newegg a while back. (link)

I turned it off, had a bath, came back, and it was dead. I'm going to have to send it back to Westinghouse and hope it can be repaired or replaced. It's probably going to be gone for a month. I've read very bad things about their customer service.