For years now and then I have heard rumors from people that it is possible if your monitor breaks on you (like from a short out from old age or something) that a surge or overvoltage created by the failure of the monitor could travel through the monitor cable and into your videocard and damage it. Is this possible? This has been a worry of mine recently because a year ago when my speakers shorted out, I used a stereo/CD player on Line In as a substitute for speakers until I got new ones. It was sitting right next to my monitor. I didn`t realize that the magnets in those speakers did something to the inner works of my monitor -- ever since, if whats being displayed on my monitor is more than 60-70% dark colors, the picture will turn fuzzy and vibrate on the screen and this high-pitched sound will come out of the monitor. It won`t go away until I shut the monitor off for two minutes. Can anything be done to fix that? If, one time it breaks when that happens, can that surge rumor I mentioned happen? Should I just not worry about it because just as long as that doesn`t happen everything is fine? This has been going on for a year now, and can the extra turning the monitor off and on chop off some time of it`s life? My monitor is a Sony Trinitron CRT from 2001.