I have in the house a monitor that’s at least 10 years old (the brand is Horizon, AFAIK it’s a Polish company). Lately it has been making funny noises and flames when being turned on and off.

Only because I am tired of throwing away broken electronics that are not yet obsoleted, I’ve asked a friend to repair it. And he did. A new monitor would have costed me about 1200 RON; the repair, 80 RON (most likely only a capacitor had to be replaced). I can move to Sweden now 🙂