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How Not To Repair The ACHIEVA 27 LED 2560x1440 WQHD S-IPS Quad HD Monitor

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So i got a new monitor last week, cost me £251 delivered with import duty, nice looking monitor, tempered glass screen.

However, it switched on ok, power was ok, backlight came on, but no bios screen, no windows desktop.

Looked like it was switching on when it should ,but no display.

Thought it may be my graphics card, or the dvi-d cable, heard lots of stories of dodgy cables, so i ordered 2 new ones, more sturdy.

Also went for a new graphics card amd hd 7850, incase it was my gtx 560.

Still the same, no bios or display, the monitor would show up if i connected another screen, windows was detecting it ok.

Emailed the seller, wanted me to ship it back to South Korea, would cost £70 , but he said he would refund me if faulty.

In the end, i thought, sod it, il open it up, see if a cable is loose.

These monitors are not meant to be opened up again , glass front (funny this, heard stories, hear a lot of stories on the internet of the glass dropping off, poor tape) haha, yes righto, this was the strongest tape known to man holding this chuffer on, the glass needs to be removed to get to the screws that hold the monitor in place, was going ok, then the glass broke, not that tempered, my temper was gone mind biggrin.gif

Then i get to where the cables are, and i saw it straight away, a ribbon cable, was half in/half out, popped it back in , fired it up and bingo!!! it works.

The screen is damaged though, large scrape where the glass shattered, and people moan about 1 dead pixel mad.gif

If these things are put into place good at the start they dont pop out, they should lock in.

Heres the pics! and a video.

How it was
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How it is now
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It works!!


how it was before!

Edited by Balb0wa - 4/16/12 at 1:47pm
post #2 of 33
i am sorry for that my friend but does the glass really change anything in the screens colors or anything ?
     
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Sorry you got cut but congrats on getting it working smile.gif
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i am sorry for that my friend but does the glass really change anything in the screens colors or anything ?

No idea, never had it working with the glass on, you need to take the glass off, to get at the bezel, to get to the screw under the bezel.

Once these things are put together, there not meant to be opened again, poor design!! lol
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ive emailed the seller "bigclothcraft" with a link to this thread, ive saved him £70 shipping charge, as it was faulty.

Shall see what he does.
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Ouch. You could see if you can get new glass for it. You've obviously voided the warranty, haha.
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No idea, never had it working with the glass on, you need to take the glass off, to get at the bezel, to get to the screw under the bezel.
Once these things are put together, there not meant to be opened again, poor design!! lol
yeah heard they where not that good for the design but still a great IPS for the price
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ive emailed the seller "bigclothcraft" with a link to this thread, ive saved him £70 shipping charge, as it was faulty.
Shall see what he does.

i hope he does something :/
     
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post #8 of 33
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Yes i think the warranty has gone now biggrin.gif

Im glad, its put my mind at rest, i know for a fact now, it was faulty, and the extra cables i bought , and graphics card etc, werent needed! lol
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knackered screen

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Suddenly, blood.

Are those scratches/dents on your actual screen?
If so, ... smile.gif
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