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Well , then open it up. have a looksey, Take pics . Post results.
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by Capwn;14423327 
Well , then open it up. have a looksey, Take pics . Post results.

okay guys, don't hate me but the last person who was using it tightened the vga cable too tight... how do I unscrew it now? (I want to make sure all cables are removed from the monitor before I open it up)
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Originally Posted by todo;14423401 
okay guys, don't hate me but the last person who was using it tightened the vga cable too tight... how do I unscrew it now? (I want to make sure all cables are removed from the monitor before I open it up)

Lefty loosey righty tighty?
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Originally Posted by todo;14423401 
okay guys, don't hate me but the last person who was using it tightened the vga cable too tight... how do I unscrew it now? (I want to make sure all cables are removed from the monitor before I open it up)

lol, I recommend that you DO NOT open it...
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post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Methos07;14423551 
Lefty loosey righty tighty?

well, I want to say DUH...but I won't since you explained it so nicely.

No, seriously... they are toooo tight. (It is written all over the internet and common sense to not screw them too tight else it'll be hard to unscrew them...I don't know why that person did that.)
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by Chris13002;14423575 
lol, I recommend that you DO NOT open it...

why...it's not for skinny nerds? frown.gif

jokes aside, the thing is once I find pliers, I should be able to do it... I don't know where I put it.
post #17 of 23
Screwdriver or pliers?

On a related note, I knocked a monitor off a case onto another monitor a couple months ago. (tongue.gif) End result was a small discolored streak in the panel and a couple other blemishes. It was kind of annoying, so I swapped it for the LCD from the family computer. It was mine originally, anyway, so what are they going to do. No complaints so far. smile.gif
post #18 of 23
To eliminate all other causes, try swapping the power cord with the one from your power supply. Try plugging it in to a different outlet. Double check the 3 prongs in the monitor itself to ensure that one of them didn't get ripped out (if it fell while plugged in). If all 3 of those things don't fix it, its time to open it up and start playing around. At this point, it's already dead, by opening it, its not gonna get much deader (word? HAHA)

Besides, maybe you'll find something jarred loose, or you'll see a break in something internet, maybe you'll be able to frankenstein it with some cheapo monitor. Could be fun!
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Screwdriver or pliers?

On a related note, I knocked a monitor off a case onto another monitor a couple months ago. (tongue.gif) End result was a small discolored streak in the panel and a couple other blemishes. It was kind of annoying, so I swapped it for the LCD from the family computer. It was mine originally, anyway, so what are they going to do. No complaints so far. smile.gif

pliers...
post #20 of 23
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lol, I recommend that you DO NOT open it...

lol... ive fixed 3 monitors soldering new resistors to them on the inside, this is bullocks
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