My Sony Artisan has served me well, but is now starting to show some failing around the edges (literally). I am getting blue blooming from the upper right corner. Also, once in a while it will go a bit fuzzy (degaus does not help), and then it will snap back into focus. Any ideas on how to adjust these flaws, especially the color blooming from the uper right corner. I know I will need to get a new monitor for my critcal work soon, but I really like my sony.
So any ideas on how to keep my sony artisan alive a bit longer?
Also, any ideas on a replacement monitor with the quality I have enjoyed from my sony.
The fuzziness issue you are experiencing with you Sony Artisan is due to a faulty flyback. As to the blue blooming at the corner may be due to magnetic field build up, which the degauss may not fix. Try using the landing control on the OSD and see if it corrects it. If not, then the tube has becomed magnetized on that area, and advanced landing adjustment may be needed.
If you would like to keep your Sony Artisan for 3-5 more years, I am currently offering to upgrade older Sony Artisans via Artisan Upgrade Kits to brand new September 2004 units by replacing all the internal componets and boards from older units with brand new components and boards including the picture tubes. So far, six (6) clients have had their units upgraded sucesfully, including Larry Berman (Berman Photography at http://www.larryberman.com)
, who has just send his in for the upgrade.
In the long run, this may be a much better cost effective alternative rather that have the flyback and landing issue fixed by the Sony Service Center.
If you would like more information about the Ugrade Program, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or look at my current eBay auctions for Sony Artisan monitors.
Hope this helps...
"Long Lives the Sony Artisan"