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LCD monitor smoking!!

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No, not rollin' then smoking just starts to smoke after a few minutes.

Bought used, probly several years old, 17" LCD. I used it for several days and it was OK. After moving it several times to fit my setup (possibly flipping it around or upside down - adjustable "bracket") I noticed plastic burning smell in my room. Then I saw that the fine white/gray smoke was coming out from the back side of the monitor.

The monitor works well, no issues with the display but I am not sure if something is burning in the back that will cause it to stop working or maybe even cause a bigger fire.....

Don't know what exactly is burning because I haven't opened it up. There are some hi-voltage components I do not want to mess with.


Has anyone had similar experience? It his gonna get worse or if something fell in, will it just burn out and get better???

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It's gonna get worse. I had the same experience. It's probably just a blown capacitor. Mine had a bunch of dead pixels anyway so I decided to just buy a new monitor, but yeah you got burned on that purchase.
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It's gonna get worse. I had the same experience. It's probably just a blown capacitor. Mine had a bunch of dead pixels anyway so I decided to just buy a new monitor, but yeah you got burned on that purchase.
Any idea if "capacitors" are expensive (where do you get them in US) and if it is possible to repair something like this???
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post #5 of 7
It's old, it's 17 inches, and it's used you said. Just do yourself a favor, put the monitor out of its misery and invest in a nice 22-23" LCD.
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It's old, it's 17 inches, and it's used you said. Just do yourself a favor, put the monitor out of its misery and invest in a nice 22-23" LCD.
I agree but - I also just got the new 23". I bought 17" used to complete my 3 monitor display set up and now this crap! Most likely I wasted that money and still need another 17" inch monitor (two 17" on the sides and 23" inch monitor in the middle).

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Is this monitor FUBAR?
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