First the CCFL inverter died and I replaced that with a generic one and then several weeks later the main PSU died and I fixed that. Then something on the main board died which I could not work out nor get spare parts as the parts were no longer produced. This all started 2 weeks after the 2 year warranty ran out. The fact they didn't even have spares while the product was still being sold new told me they built it to be thrown out with no intentions of support. They also did not want to help despite being so close to warranty.
Google search showed heaps of customers complaining with the same issue, days to weeks outside of warranty failures with knocked back claims etc.
It was a 28" 1080p 2ms viewsonic gaming monitor from when most monitors were still only 19-20". It cost me over $1000 and lasted 2 years and 2 weeks. First time and last time I ever look at viewsonic stuff. Pure garbage support and unreliable products.
The monitor I have now I got around the same time in 2008 for another pc, a cheap $170 at the time AOC monitor. Still going. I also had a 20" Samsung monitor I got the same year. That died this year from LCD cancer.
I have another 19" 4:3 dell LCD from 2001 that still works great lol. Dell monitors are rock solid makes. Makes sense as they are mostly business class products.
I want to get a Pixio 32" 1440p monitor next year at some point. I mentioned and linked that a few pages back.
Wow I have been hit and miss with Viewsonic stuff too. I bought a $1700 20 inch 1600x1200 Viewsonic back in 2002 that lasted for about 10 years. One of my two displays currently is a 19 inch Viewsonic 1280x1024 which I got in the same year, but it came without a stand and they were going to charge me another $80 to give me a stand, so I decided to make my own lol. The one from 2005 is a 19" 1280x1024 Sony and the new one is a 1080P 22" BenQ. That last one is an LED.
Whats LCD cancer? Do LCD die out quicker than LED do or just get dimmer with time?
Who was your motherboard manufacturer? My old AsRock lasted for 11 years and is actually still working despite being a budget board, it's just that the hard drive died so I decided to upgrade everything. The only part that stopped working on it was the ethernet so I just got a Netgear gigabit PCI ethernet card when that happened. Their customer support and BIOS updates to support new graphics cards were awesome years after the warranty expired. I hope ASUS is the same.