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I knew it was coming, and here it is.

My Acer AL2216W has finally stopped powering on. For the last few months, it's been taking it's sweet time warming up to turn on when the computer gets turned on, and today it finally refused to turn on =[

I looked around on the net and found that the most common cause of such behavior is blown caps on the inverter board. So, I pop it open and, sure enough, there are three or four caps that have tops curved in the wrong direction.

So, the website I found this information on sells the capacitors for $14 + shipping, and considering that a replacement board is like $80 [from what little searching I did], I'm thinking I'll just solder some new caps on it. I have some soldering experience, but nothing quite like this, though I'm up for the challenge.

So, thoughts?

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Go for it, be careful.
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Quote:
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go for it, be careful.
Wha have you got to lose?
14$ time
the rest of the board
the hole Monitor (like if he solder a part wrong)
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Go for it, be careful.
Wha have you got to lose?
If I'm careful, I'll have no fun =]

This is true. All I have to lose is a monitor that kicked the bucket, though the potential saving of money is more what I'm interested in =]. The savings account is already pretty dismal, and a new monitor will only make it worse.
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Do it.
    
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post #6 of 13
wait that board is mad by delta
what did you do to it?
also try taking a flat head screwdriver and push the caps back in
done it before help a bit
but not for long (like a day)
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/30/11 at 6:49am
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wait that board is mad by delta
what did you do to it?
also try taking a flat head screwdriver and push the caps back in
done it before help a bit
but not for long (like a day)
I used it for 3.5 years... Thats all. This is the first time I've ever opened it or done anything other than turn it on.

I already have a temporary replacement [small HDTV with a VGA input], so I'm not in dire need of a quick fix. But I'll order the caps as soon as monday rolls around [I should really be asleep right now, I work nights] and I'll handle it from there.
post #8 of 13
Tutorial in my sig. they aren't too hard to replace, keep us updated!
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Tutorial in my sig. they aren't too hard to replace, keep us updated!
oh I plan to, I just have to either wait until Thursday [AKA payday] or pull some money out of savings to order the caps. My regular budget is pretty tight =]
post #10 of 13
Shop around for the capacitors honestly. $14 + shipping seems awfully expensive just for caps. Otherwise though, assuming that's the ONLY problem, it shouldn't be that hard of a fix. You've already got it torn apart.
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