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When I turn it on, literally nothing happens. No lights, nothing. I did give myself an electric shock when I opened it up, so there was power in it somewhere

I actually bought a multimeter as my old one belonged to my grandfather and was designed for measuring power in model railways. I bought this:

http://www.draper60792.co.uk/

There are two main plugs, one goes off to USB connectors and the other the daughter board with the displayPort, DVI and hdmi ports on etc...
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Just bake it!!! Monitors are cheap these days
    
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I suspect that'll do a lot more damage to it than I can fix
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I suspect that'll do a lot more damage to it than I can fix
Just like hardcore GPU enthusisasts on this site say "Can't RMA it - bake it!"
    
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I baked my 9800GTX and got it working again, albeit for only a few months ago.
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Ok buddy, I see that your LCD has a dual power option. Right next to 3-prong connector there is one for external DC power adaptor. Which one did you use in the first place?
    
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Ok buddy, I see that your LCD has a dual power option. Right next to 3-prong connector there is one for external DC power adaptor. Which one did you use in the first place?
The external power thing you see is power for Dell speaker bars that attach to the monitor. I don't have any of them.
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The external power thing you see is power for Dell speaker bars that attach to the monitor. I don't have any of them.
Ok, lets continue troubleshooting. When it worked, did you hear a loud click every time you plugged it into wall outlet?
    
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The individual components are still cheaper than any monitor as a whole. It doesn't look like that multimeter has a resistance setting. Although the pictures are quite grainy, I can't find any fuse. If you can see one I would still suggest checking it, perhaps with a hacked together test light?

Given the ever shrinking options, it might be worth trying to bake it (just the power board, not the whole screen).
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The individual components are still cheaper than any monitor as a whole. It doesn't look like that multimeter has a resistance setting. Although the pictures are quite grainy, I can't find any fuse. If you can see one I would still suggest checking it, perhaps with a hacked together test light?

Given the ever shrinking options, it might be worth trying to bake it (just the power board, not the whole screen).

Are you Serious? Power board doesnt have any silicon chips with a 1000 connections that might have losened up... he'll just melt the tranformer insulation and other plastic components. lol
    
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