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The monitor on my grandsons computer quit working the other day. The monitor would not do anything, just a black screen. The little green power light would just blink.

I don't know anything about monitors but I did take the cover off and I didn't see anything burnt or anything. It worked fine the last time he used his computer and now it won't light up or anything.

I had a spare monitor that I give him. This monitor is getting rather old, should I just consider it not worth fixing and throw it away? :)
 

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Firstly, I'm glad you're not dead after removing the cover.

Secondly, it could just be that the cable was loose.
 

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My motto is: Test it and toss it.

Put it on your machine once; if it still doesn't run up, recycle it or something.

Was it getting really dark before it quit working? That's a bad sign; it means the CRT 'guns' are wearing out.

You CAN turn the juice up but this will accelerate its demise.

BTW, those capacitors will hold about 15 times the juice that's needed to kill you. And just coming near a trace on the PCB that runs from one can cause you to become part of a very short circuit.

Be CAREFUL.
 

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Originally posted by Glock Bob
Firstly, I'm glad you're not dead after removing the cover.

Secondly, it could just be that the cable was loose.




I just looked, I didn't touch. The cables were one of the first thing I checked. :)
 

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Originally posted by fastvfr
My motto is: Test it and toss it.

Put it on your machine once; if it still doesn't run up, recycle it or something.

Was it getting really dark before it quit working? That's a bad sign; it means the CRT 'guns' are wearing out.

You CAN turn the juice up but this will accelerate its demise.

BTW, those capacitors will hold about 15 times the juice that's needed to kill you. And just coming near a trace on the PCB that runs from one can cause you to become part of a very short circuit.

Be CAREFUL.


The monitor worked fine last time he had it on. When he turned it on for the first time that mourning the monitor wouldn't do anything. I guess it just died that quick. :)
 

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fwiw, you aren't supposed to just toss monitors in the garbage. they have mercury or something hazardous in them.
 
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