I am just a little bit pissed off. Yet again today I traipsed out to Hawthorn to the monitor repair place to collect my lovely 17 inch monitor. This time I specifically asked them if they’d found the fault – that it flickers off then on continually. They said no (hmmm: bad sign) but that the guy had re-soldered the whole thing just in case something was loose or cracked inside, then they’d run it for a couple of days to see if it would work okay. And they reckoned it did.

Problem is, I’ve just plugged it in again, and it’s still doing the same old same old. I know it’s not the PC’s problem, because the other monitor has been happily running on it while this one has been away. I’ve also tried it on other PCs, and it malfunctions. Hmm.

It might be a power supply problem. I know that for about the same amount of time that my monitor has been playing up, my hi fi receiver at the other end of the house has also been occasionally playing up.

So it might be time to try the monitor in a power point from the other side of the house… or perhaps in a completely different house.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.