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Could this damage my monitor?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by IwantanewPC, 26 Mar 2006.

  1. IwantanewPC

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    I recently got a new monitor for this PC (downstairs, family PC) and I am going to use the old monitor for my new PC which I plan to buy pretty soon.

    The monitor is currently sitting in my bedroom on the floor just below the window. My room is only small so it tends to get quite hot so obviously I'd open the window to let it cool. I did this the other night with my monitor in my room and in the morning I felt the monitor and it was absolutely ice cold to the touch.

    Might sound a silly question to you guys, but I'm no computer expert. Could letting the monitor get this cold damage it in anyway? I haven't had the window open for long periods of time since, just incase.
  2. smids


    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,660

    Location: London/Kent

    As long as it wasn't on, then no, but if in operation, it can damage it.
  3. UOcUK Poopscoop


    Joined: 7 Dec 2002

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    Location: Kent

    If there is condensation formed inside the monitor as it warms from cold when turned on it could certainly have the potential to cause problems at some point in my view.

    EDIT: Just re read post.

    As long as you let it warm to room temperature when you take it into another warmer environment before switching it on it should be ok.