Is there a good way to remove screen burn? I'm considering getting a cheap New World MAC on eBay, but it has slight screen burn. I heard of making the monitor display pure white for like 100 hours. Would this be effective?
Yeah, I thought it looked worse than described. I don't feel like replacing anything at the moment, or buying an adapter to use an external monitor with it. I probably just end up going with an older G4 tower.
Yes YOU can REDUCE screen burn, a joint one of my friends interned at in the 80's (when monitors were worth fixing) he worked at a place that refurbed monitors. To reduce screen burn you need a device to scan the monitor accurately and reproduce the video signal that caused the burn in reverse, however for this to be effective without wasting months one needs to be able to turn up the cathode voltage a significant amount and run the monitor until the background of the screen is burned nearly equal to the "burned" area. This has the side effect of dimming the screen slightly but a modest jump in voltage fixes that.
Remember even if done correctly the burned area will still look a little uneven but not as much as if you did nothing (this works best on mono monitors)
Oh, that sucks. Let me know what comes in, I'm sure I'll always want to upgrade! Are you sure that the monitor is compatiable with the MAC? Try a newer High-resolution monitor. Worst problem could be a bad logic board (motherboard).