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Tick Tick Tick

Monday, February 19th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Last night I was going about my business updating this site using my desktop computer. All of a sudden the screen on my monitor when black for a second and it came back. I looked at the clock to see if it would be flashing because of a power outage, but I didn’t think that would be the case. After all, I didn’t notice the overhead light go out.

A little later the screen went out again and the monitor started making ticking sounds. The LED that indicates that the monitor is on wasn’t lit. I pressed the power switch on the tower to turn the computer off, but the ticking continued. I was going to wait until what was on TV (The State Within on BBC America) to go off to worry about it more, but the ticking was so annoying that I wanted to take the monitor and throw it in the dumpster. I unplugged the monitor and the ticking stopped.

I’ve never had anything like this happen, but I’m assuming that the monitor is dead. I’ve had it since 2001 or 2002, so it’s probably past time to get a new one. I have a 15-inch monitor that I could use as a backup, but it would be a pain to get to the closet that it is in.

Time to start shopping again.