Monitor replacement

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Russ Hanscom
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Monitor replacement

Postby Russ Hanscom » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:00 pm

Recently the CRT monitor on my Dynapath Delta 40 died. Dynapath sells a replacement LCD unit at a very steep price. The replacement monitor was acting a bit flacky, now being replaced under warrantee, but during the troubleshooting with Dynapath, I was able to confirm that their system uses a standard VGA monitor, in fact I am using a spare computer monitor for operations while the exchange is being made.

So, if you do not need to have it all inside the box, you can save considerable $$ by using a generic monitor.

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Re: Monitor replacement

Postby BigDumbDinosaur » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:25 pm

Russ Hanscom wrote:Recently the CRT monitor on my Dynapath Delta 40 died. Dynapath sells a replacement LCD unit at a very steep price. The replacement monitor was acting a bit flacky, now being replaced under warrantee, but during the troubleshooting with Dynapath, I was able to confirm that their system uses a standard VGA monitor, in fact I am using a spare computer monitor for operations while the exchange is being made.

So, if you do not need to have it all inside the box, you can save considerable $$ by using a generic monitor.

VGA units with LED-backlit display panels are pretty cheap these days and produce a very sharp, high contrast image. Viewsonic and a few others make 4:3 format 17 inch monitors, which would work well for your purpose.
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Re: Monitor replacement

Postby Russ Hanscom » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:54 pm

True, I just wanted the machine to look original so big bucks for a 9" display. I still may add a splitter and have a second larger monitor. Maybe I just should have put a Kleenex box in the hole!

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Re: Monitor replacement

Postby GlennW » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:57 pm

I used one of these in mine.

http://www.omnivisionusa.com/monitors/r ... inch-.html

I believe it was considerably less than what Dynapath wanted.
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Re: Monitor replacement

Postby Russ Hanscom » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:24 pm

Wish I had been aware of them earlier.

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Re: Monitor replacement

Postby Russ Hanscom » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:24 pm

Good thing the spare computer monitor works; even if it sitting on top of the control panel. I spoke with Dynapath today and they must have gotten a bad batch of monitors - none pass tests for sending out- no idea on how long it will take for a good one.

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Re: Monitor replacement

Postby Bill Shields » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:17 pm

good luck with finding someone that still makes those monitors....

like the Dodo bird....headed toward extinction...

doubt there is enough demand to have another batch made at any (reasonable) price!

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Re: Monitor replacement

Postby Rich_Carlstedt » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:51 pm

I missed the above post last January or would have jumped in.
My old B&W monitor ( 1989 Hurco) failed 2 years ago and replacement cost was out of sight $$$ ( 3K+ )
The CRT maker was also out of business. So after months of searching, i found a guy only a few miles away who repairs
CRT's as a business, and old ones are his specialty......The reason ? That's what are used in antique video games !
He has business all over the USA come to him. He repaired my tube and board for 150 bucks ..
He has sources for CRT replacements as well.
Try Chad at
http://www.arcadecup.com/index.php

I highly recommend him

Rich

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Re: Monitor replacement

Postby Russ Hanscom » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:29 am

Well patience prevailed. I finally got a good monitor a few weeks ago. Dynapath got a batch of good VGA ones and the borrowed monitor has gone back to its original job. I have no desire to restore the CRT version, but I may offer it to your repair outfit as inventory.


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