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fix it with a clamp, problem solved.

I agree it's the monitor, you may wish to disassemble if not under warranty. I can't imagine the fix would be terribly difficult (although it might be impractical) depending on where the failure is.
    
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fix it with a clamp, problem solved.

I agree it's the monitor, you may wish to disassemble if not under warranty. I can't imagine the fix would be terribly difficult (although it might be impractical) depending on where the failure is.
I tried a binder clip but it want big enough to fit on there. Im about to rip it apart since its not under warranty or anything. Ill see what I can find and maybe post some pics.
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Ok... now what. I took it apart but the area that needs pressure... isn't a cable or anything. Putting pressure on the spot in the pic fixes the problem or changes the blue line to yellow. I dont see any cables or burnt places or anything though. I guess Im stuck.

Back after case is removed



One layer deeper. Back of the actual LCD I guess.


Area that is shorting out or whatever


Close up


There is a plastic cover clued to the back of it so that it doesn't short out. I just press on it and the problem flickers or goes away. Maybe Ill just stick something non conductive there to create some pressure then put it all back together..... then hope I don't burn my house down. Im thinking a cut up piece of cloth or something. Im pretty sure monitors don't get hot enough for a piece of sock or something to catch fire.

Edit:
I removed the plastic and peaked around, plus tightened that screw to see if it would help. NO luck. The entire top of the monitor is a giant cable. I think I've reached my limits of disassembling this thing. Its part of that ribbon cable that is messed up. I cant get the metal frame apart any further.
Edited by Poppinj - 2/8/11 at 11:03am
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post #14 of 21
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Ok, problem solved... for now. I took a piece of sock and wrapped it in electric tape, then stuffed it in there and put it back together. Its working great right now, although since it was ghetto fixed I wont be surprised if the line shows up again.
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Ok, problem solved... for now. I took a piece of sock and wrapped it in electric tape, then stuffed it in there and put it back together. Its working great right now, although since it was ghetto fixed I wont be surprised if the line shows up again.
Ghetto fix is better than no fix.
    
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post #16 of 21
Ghetto Fix FTW!

I'm guessing it was in the "giant ribbon cable".

Probably glued in place and just a guess, but heat over time might have compromised the connection.

At any rate, congratz. Most of these threads dont end up this way. You went and posted pics and everything, props to you.
    
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Ghetto Fix FTW!

I'm guessing it was in the "giant ribbon cable".

Probably glued in place and just a guess, but heat over time might have compromised the connection.

At any rate, congratz. Most of these threads dont end up this way. You went and posted pics and everything, props to you.
Thanks, and yeah I'm glad its working. I really dont expect it to work forever (I mean come on its a sock covered in electric tape) but I'm saving up for eyefintiy 3 x 24 so as long as it works for a while I'm happy.
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lol a sock with electrical tape. gotta love it.

Hopefully you're monitor doesn't get ridiculously hot and catch it on fire. My dell monitor gets so freakin hot
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Almost as ghetto as my laptop.
The thing is held together with electrical tape and you need tweezers to turn it on.
 
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post #20 of 21
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Here it is as I was wrapping it up. A dirty used sock is essential to any computer repair mans tool box.

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