Thursday, March 27, 2014
I had fixed a 24" version of this monitor a few years ago for some one else. This time it was my own and the screen had a horrible blurry red interference pattern across it. Dis-assembly required very determined pulling on the front bezel. The power board, once liberated, showed 10 capacitors in the area that that feeds the logic board. It would have been a £7.00 repair but the trip to Maplin to pick up the replacement capacitors gave the opportunity to also purchase a temp controlled soldering iron. This made de-soldering much easier at 380 deg C and the lead free solder flowed far better on the new components than I ever used to achieve with my ancient old Antex iron.