First post, by TheAbandonwareGuy
I have a KDS XF-7b monitor that I just now have gotten around to testing. Supposedly its a 160HZ Flatpanel CRT. At every resolution its too blurry to read anything at all, even the start menu is a blur. I'm guessing this means it's fallen out of alignment. So this leaves me 3 questions:
Is it worth the risk of opening it up, hoping it has alightment knobs on the flyback, and then risking electrocution adjusting them? I know what I'm doing with electronics but I've never messed with THAT much voltage before. I'm not even sure this will be a better monitor than my Gateway EV700. Its 7 years newer but still I'm not sure the brightness/black levels will be up to par.
and what happens if I do mess up (and the voltage doesnt kill me)? Am i going to lose a hand from having it fried by high voltage or someshit?
and most importantly, what is proper procedure for retuning a CRT? Ill also readjust the brightness if the knobs happens to exist to do so.
1996|P200MMX|64MB EDO|Virge DX 4MB|SB16 OPL3
1999|P3 933|384MB SDR|GF2 Ultra 64MB|CT4620