Needs the "How to" tag.
One day in 11th grade, my chem teacher left the room to attend to an errand. He kept a pretty strong horseshoe magnet on his desk that I sometimes liked to fiddle with. This was one of those times.
My friend challenged me to slide the magnet across the teacher's computer's screen. Being the moron I am, I did it without really thinking about it. It left a huge purple streak on the screen.
My friend started with the whole "oh SHIT dude you ruined the teacher's screen! What are you gonna do???"
I looked around unsure, then ran the magnet back across the screen in the opposite direction. Miraculously, it fixed the screen completely. I don't know how impossibly unlikely such a thing was, but I imagine I must have moved it back across at the EXACT angle and position I moved it the first time. My friend never got over how incredibly lucky I was that day.
You degaussed the monitor with a lucky swipe. It would have fixed itself after a 10-15 cold powerups since color monitors built in the past 20 years have degauss coils built inside them. This is what you are doing when you hit the degauss button under your monitor.
Not irreparable dammage. Some monitors have a degauss function that will clear most of that.
yup, monitor i had as a young teenager had the degauss feature, i had no idea what it was for at first but i'd randomly use it because it would make the screen "shake" and i thought it was cool.
I used to do this all the time as a kid, never caused any harm
The colors, the colors!
Ooo, pretty lights.
Is that some sort of disco-magnet? My magnets made just a cyan/purple blotch.. Including speakers, that were too close to the screen.
Turns it into a Lite Brite
you're all geeks
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Now you've done it, young man.
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