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In which of these situations would be the most applicable for degaussing your monitor?

A) The display shows large areas of discoloration

B) The display is slightly blurry or out of focus

C) The displayed image is not refreshing properly, leaving portions of the image incorrectly displayed

D) One of your pixels is stuck into an always-on state

E) Your display has managed to pick up another infestation of fleas

The answer: A) The display shows large areas of discoloration

The properties of a traditional cathode ray tube display often caused it to become slightly magnetized, causing the display to become discolored. Degaussing a CRT display reduces the magnetic field and clears the distortion caused by the magnetism.

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