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written by Zjc92 on Aug 04, 2007 17:55
I have a question pertaining to 2 monitors. Is it safe to keep them close together? Because if I boot up one monitor if the other is already on, I get interference. That seems risky...
written by Naavis on Aug 04, 2007 21:23
I assume you're talking about CRT monitors? There shouldn't be any interference with LCD monitors.
written by Xenomorph on Aug 04, 2007 21:35
True, but there is likely to be EM stuff coming from the CRT when it swiches on and degausses itself. Other CRTs in the area would be affected, possibly the source of the "interference". But, as far as I know, two similar-sized monitors shouldn't damage each other just by degaussing.
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written by Zjc92 on Aug 04, 2007 23:11
Yeah, their CRT. I keep thinking that everyone has CRT monitors yet. And I wasn't sure if they could do any damage to each other, but magnetism scares me. Very mysterious and powerful force.

Also, having 2 monitors rules!
written by Cryoburner on Aug 05, 2007 03:30
I don't think major harm should come from starting one CRT monitor alongside another. The degaussing coil that momentarily activates randomizes the screen's magnetic field to prevent color misalignments caused by fields from the Earth and other equipment. If the magnetic field generated by the coil isn't as random outside the monitor, there's the possibility that it could temporarily misalign the other screen's colors. The magnets used to adjust screen alignment in one monitor could potentially distort the other monitor's image as well. If you notice that colors become misaligned when running the monitors side by side, you might try moving them further apart.

One other thing to note, is that you shouldn't repeatedly turn a monitor on and off, or otherwise activate its degaussing coil repeatedly within a short amount of time, since the coil could overheat and break the monitor.
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