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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · NEC PA241W lifespan?


My monitor is ~6 yr old. According to NEC Multiprofiler, it has 4300 hours on it.

Any idea how many hours I can expect?

And what is the failure mode, i.e., how do I know it's degrading?

Thanks



Oct 10, 2016 at 05:39 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · NEC PA241W lifespan?


on the 241, it's the CCFL backlighting that is life-limited.

eventually, you will not be able to calibrate to your desired cd/m2 value.



Oct 10, 2016 at 07:18 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · NEC PA241W lifespan?


I currently have 7924.5 hrs on a 271w

as was said when it starts to fail cal you'll know it. you can replace the lamps.

Edited on Oct 10, 2016 at 09:16 PM · View previous versions



Oct 10, 2016 at 08:25 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · NEC PA241W lifespan?


Thanks. Any idea how many hours I can expect? Is shutting it completely down advised to extend life, or is Windows' screen blanking sufficient?


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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · NEC PA241W lifespan?


its highly dependent on how bright you calibrate to.

Give NEC a call, they have very good support.

I had a 241 and sold it for a 272



Oct 10, 2016 at 08:31 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · NEC PA241W lifespan?


as was said there are variables involved in lifetime and the techs at NEC can give you a very general maybe answer.

I avg 9-10 hrs a day turn on and off 2 times in that 24hr period







Oct 10, 2016 at 09:02 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · NEC PA241W lifespan?


Thanks, everyone, for the insights.

I just posted a related question over on Post-processing and printing, called "Calibrating NEC PA241W". Since those who replied here seem to know far more about this subject than I do, I'd be interested in your thoughts.

Thanks again.



Oct 11, 2016 at 03:42 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · NEC PA241W lifespan?


CCFL is usually good for over 10K hours, sometimes much more if the brightness is not high. Typically you will see flickering or an uneven, darker area on the screen at EOL.

EBH



Oct 11, 2016 at 03:49 AM







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