This morning, after a software update and reboot, one of my LCD monitors went all white. This is the second time since 2009 started that this has happened to me. Both monitors were 2 years old or more and had almost daily use, but it seems strange that they have both failed within a few months of each other.
Both have failed since I installed my new EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR 8600GT 256M video card, and since I’ve been running a dual monitor linux setup. The monitors have been tested in multiple environments, so I’m confident it’s a monitor problem, and not a graphics card or other issue.
If this is just the natural lifecycle of the monitor, this is a serious step back in technology. CRTs would last many years. If LCDs fail in 2-4 years, they aren’t exactly an improvement.