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Fixed a broken Monitor for 7 bucks

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Someone had given me a monitor that would turn on, but just flashed like crazy. It was bad enough to give you a headache after 10 seconds of looking at it. I took it apart and found some bulging capacitors on the board.





I went online and bought the ones I needed to replace them, and when they came in I just used a soldering iron and took the old ones out and put the new ones in. I just put the monitor back together and its on and looks great. Not a single flicker.

Now I have an extra monitor, which can always come in handy.
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What monitor was it?
    
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1055t / Sempron 145 M4A87TD / M4a785TD-M ATI Radeon 5850 / GTS 450 4x2gb Corsair XMS3 
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1x WD640GB - 3x WD320GB Raid 0 Label Flash Windows 7 Ultimate 32" Vizio E32VL 
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A planar 17 inch, PL1700
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Handy for what?
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U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
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G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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2500K Maximus IV GENE-Z 2x Galaxy 570 SLI Adata 1600 8GB (4x2) 
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Force GT 120 & Seagate 1TB 7200 Lite-On Blu-ray combo 620 + 2x Akasa Viper Windows 7 HP 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Nvidia GeForce 9400M 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 160 GB 5400rpm 
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Where did you order the capcitors?
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1TB x2 Samsung F3 RAID 0 LG blu-ray burner Corsair H80 Win10 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
3x 23" LG Flatron W2361VG (sexy glossy) Hisense 55" 4k tv Logitech MX5500 Corsair 850w 
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Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
Handy for what?
I will be using this one with a kvm switch so that I can work on more pc's at one time.

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Originally Posted by Rangerscott View Post
Where did you order the capcitors?
while looking around, I found the ones with the correct voltage and uF on ebay, so I ended up getting them for a few dollars shipped from there.
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