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Acer monitor disassembly? (Can't fix it)

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Okay, so someone gave me an Acer AL2016W 20" LCD monitor that quit working. It starts up with a flashing power light, from what I have found on the internet it most likely has a bad or blown Cap.

So.. I am trying to take it appart, there are only two visible screws on the back, which I already took out. There is also a hole with a picture of a lock next to it that needs some kind of tool to open ..

Does anyone know how I can get it appart?

Here is a picture of the back but it is low quality and you can't see the holes.. but they are close to the bottom right corner.





I would appreciate any help.
Edited by CryWin - 1/18/10 at 1:31pm
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The panel probably is held in by the bezel. Wedge a screwdriver or some sort of plastic shim between it and the frame, then run it around the whole perimeter to free the clips. The whole assembly will probably just drop out after that.
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The panel probably is held in by the bezel. Wedge a screwdriver or some sort of plastic shim between it and the frame, then run it around the whole perimeter to free the clips. The whole assembly will probably just drop out after that.
You were correct
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Hm.. I don't see any noticable defects inside, although the T2A/250 Vac fuse looks fogged up on the inside, could the power light still turn on with this fuse burnt out?
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There are three boards in it. The AC power inverter with the AC plug. The backlight inverter, and the actual.. video thing.. with the.. VGA port.

Connecting the video board to my PC as a secondary display allows it to come up in the Nvidia control panel, without it connected to anything else but the VGA it is detected as a Analog display.. connected to everything else it is recognized properly as an ACER AL2016W.

I held a flashlight up to the screen and looked and I know there is nothing displaying.. so.. I think it is the power inverter..

Any suggestions? I don't see any bad caps.

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