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I was wondering if it was possible to damage my monitor if on for a very very long time?[24 plus straight hrs] If somebody could lend me some help here it would be great.
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if it's a new monitor and you have a screen saver...it should be fine....older monitors without screen savers were prone to monitor burn....but the newer ones have protection against that....but in generall just have a screen saver running
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You may be able to have your monitor power off after a certain time, the setting may be in Setup or your Power Management.
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Only if it is an older model crt monitor and it had a static picture on it the whole time.
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The monitor I was using was a newer model ESA CRT. I didn't have any screensavers running actually and I was running a bittorrent client for the most part. Also I was less worried about leaving burns form static images on the screen and more so on overheating/causing internal damage to the CRT.

I had another monitor which was kinda old and accidentally left it on for about the same time and when I noticed it was still on it was working but then soon after went blank and had this weird clicking noise.[so I had to dump it and buy the ESA CRT] Any more help or advise would be great and thanks already to dsenette, Tyger and warriorscot for each of you replys so far.
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