Re: Oil on my screen?

Scott Riedlinger (
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 11:02:27 -0400 (EDT)

I have this problem as well, however, I did not notice it until
one day in the grocery store which had high hanging fluorescent(sp?)
lighting. That is just about the only place I can notice it. I think
I saw it another time in a similar type lighting environment but can't
remember where. After leaving the grocery store the 'oil' was
impossible to see. I thought about sending it back but I figured the
new one would do the same thing and other than the 'oil' everything was
working perfect...I love my omnigo. From my experience I believe it to
be a lighting thing. I suppose that it could be temperature related since
it is colder in a grocery store, however, I have been in other cold places
with my OG and not noticed it.

Hmmm...I wonder if anyone has asked HP about this?

Good Luck,

> Dear Frank,
> I have had the same problem for a long time. I also asked the list for
> comments, but didn't receive any explanations other than to return it
> while it was still under warrantee.
> However, I think the problem may be temperature-related. It doesn't seem
> to be on the screen if the room temperature is above 70 degrees or so. In
> the Bay Area many houses (eg. mine) do not use central heating unless it
> gets below 60 or so. So I find that in the early morning and late night
> that oil slick appears, but disappears during the warmer times of the day.
> It could also be light-related, but I don't think so.
> Peter
> On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Frank Koedood wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 03:33:30 -0700
> > From: Frank Koedood <>
> > To:
> > Subject: Oil on my screen?
> >
> >
> > Hiya,
> > I recently bought an Omnigo 100 and I must say I really like it,
> > but something has been happening and I'm wondering... Sometimes an oil
> > like splash develops underneath my screen. A bit like does early
> > seventies light effects. It seems to be sensitive to the pen. I think
> > it has to do with changes in temperature but I'm not sure. Can anyone
> > help me? TIA.
> >
> > Peace,
> >
> > Frank.
> >