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Tech Tip: Carefully Examine Screen Condition

If you’re in the market for a used monitor, Jonathan Bickel with Used Precision Ag says one of the first things you should look at is screen condition.

“Display screens do wear out,” says Bickel. “Some of the older monitors like the Ag Leader Insight date back to 2005 or 2006. Screens tend to last five to six years depending on use.  When we buy monitors that are of an older age, we budget in replacing screens when we buy them.”

Replacing a screen, says Bickel, can range from $300 to $1,000. Remember too that some screens may no longer be made, which can make finding a replacement for an older or less popular display very hard to find.

Some screens are no longer made and can be very hard to find on older and less popular displays.

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