I have received HP Vectra 486/33 and 15" CRT monitor Highscreen MS 1585P.
When I have ordered them on the auction site, photos shown that the set is really dirty:
When the package arrived, I scared immediately. Everything looked a lot worse than on the photos. Every piece of the plastic was bloated with car oil and coal powder...
I decided to clean it immediately. I disassembled the PC and display. After some 2-3 hours of deep cleaning with hot water and car APC cleaning solution it's in pretty damn good condition now 😎:
Now I need to retrobright the PC's case, but it's not that bad so I can do that in the unspecified future.
After that I sent a message to seller with thanks (package itself has been secured perfectly) and asked where the PC was used because it looked like part of the car repair shop 🤔 The seller told me it was stayed in the boiler room. So that explains a lot of dirt and oil.
I really like the CRT display - it has a little backlit LCD which acts as OSD. It also realtime shows the resolution of the image (that's fukin' a w e s o m e) and some details like current refresh rate. Love it. Never seen that before.
The image is crisp, tube is from Philips. I have a lot of reserve of brightness and contrast, so I think it will work for a lot for years from now. Also worth to mention that image params can be edited digitally using buttons, but contrast and brightness are done by knob. That's very useful especially for night sessions, when the image is too bright and there's need to quickly decrease image brightness.