Introduction: Fix Your Monitor - Replacing Capacitors
In this video we show you how to fix one of the most common problems that happens with monitors. Nine times out of ten a monitor can be fixed for less than $10.00 bucks. Capacitors are cheaper than dirt, and with a little practice can be replaced saving you from buying a new monitor.
What i did not show in the video: Testing the capacitors. First I tested resistance with a multimeter in the high range, then I tested with a capacitance meter to identify the bad capacitors. Eventually I will post another tutorial on meter reading and component testing.
This monitor's parts aren't even available anymore, so replacing the board itself was out of the question. This repair is only for the really confident to try, but look at it this way: If your monitor is bad, what harm is there in trying to fix it for around $10.00 bucks. The worst that can happen is you will be right back where you started with a broken monitor.
For this project you will need: A screwdriver, needle points, pen and paper, soldering equipment ( 15 - 30watt recommended ), either a capacitance meter or a multi-meter. The total work time is about 1.5 hours not including the 2 days it took for the capacitors I ordered to come in the mail.