We've been having isolated thunder/lightening storms all day. All of a sudden there's this huge bang, sounded like it was right outside the window.
It set off the toothbrush lights on my grandson's toothbrushes....he has 2 toothbrushes that light up when you tap the bottom. They were flashing away in the toothbrush holder.
I turn on the TV much later...older model, ancient. Looks like it took the color out. I mean, there's green and some color, but it's all uneven. I go and turn on my computer. Voilah!! Monitor distorted, color completely obliterated. It's all wavy looking, almost black & white.
I remember one of my kids did this to a color TV back in the 80's by holding a magnet up to the screen. So what's the deal? Is this the END of my dinosaur TV & computer monitor? I don't think there is a way to fix it unless somebody out here knows. If it can't be fixed then I guess I'll be having a funeral for 2: my monitor and TV.
My fiance' says that your TV can probably be degaussed and if your monitor has an image, it might be fixable, too. I had to look up "degauss" and it is a process for decreasing or eliminating an unwanted magnetic field. When I googled it I saw references to degaussing a monitor, but I didn't click on any of the links.
Good idea....now if I can just figure out how to degauss the ancient TV....I think I'll hafta buy a degausser. Think I'll opt out and take my Mom's TV (she's deceased). It's just sitting in her room collecting dust. I'm sure she won't mind!