Intro: Repairing a Vs19e
Does your Hewlett-Packard vs19e monitor no longer power on? Not even the power light glows that nice blue color? Well here is a step by step of how to repair it...if you have basic knowledge of how to use a soldering iron, that is. If not, find a friend that does and slide him an extra value meal from McDonald's or something.
3 (at least) power capacitors
(I used Radio Shack part #272-1032. Any capacitor with the rating of 1000uf @ 10v or better should do though.)
A phillips head screw driver.
A soldiering iron
I take no responsibility if this does not fix your screen! I did this to two of them that would no power on at all before and now they work flawlessly. This is a common problem with these monitors since HP used such cheap parts. Good luck!
Step 1: Remove Stand Cover.
Snap off the top of the stand to revel the screws below. Then simply remove the screws and slide the stand off.
Step 2: Remove Front Cover.
Snap off the front of the monitor housing. There are no screws; it's all simply snapped together. Just go slow and don't force so hard that you crack your housing.
Step 3: Remove Screen From Rear Housing.
Pull up the screen (also not screwed down in any way) and unplug the power cables from the power switch board.
Step 4: Time to Reveal the Good Stuff!
Now that your screen is out, lay it face down on something soft so you can access the power supply and video board on the back of it.
Remove the two screws and gently pull out the cable from the bottom of the video and sound board (smaller cover on the left). There should be some "metal" tape along the bottom, just peel it off of the cover, leaving it attached to the frame so you can reattach it later. Putting this shielding tape back in place when reassembling, helps insure noise doesn't interfere anywhere.
Thanks for the heads up Donald Scott!
Step 5: Remove Power Cable.
Now that you have the metal cover off, unplug the power supply cable from this card. That's all you have to do with this card until your putting everything back together.
Step 6: Remove Power Supply Cover.
Remove the two screws, peel back the "metal" tape, unplug the back light connectors, and remove the cover.
This is the part where I should say that power supplies can be dangerous and all of that. Just don't be stupid and go poking at things with metal objects and you should be good.
Step 7: Remove the Power Supply.
Once the cover is removed, stand the screen up and remove the two screws that hold down the plug (picture 2).
Lay the screen down again and remove the 4 screws that attach it to the housing. Pay special attention to the top left corner screw. This one is bigger and connects the ground to the metal chassis. VERY IMPORTANT!
Step 8: The Problem Children.
Okay, so now you have the power supply out of the monitor itself. You have made it this far. See that wasn't so bad, was it? The three power capacitors in the bottom left corner were the problem for both of the two screens that I have repaired already. If you look at the top of the capacitors, chances are some are bulging and possibly leaking. Just because the bad capacitors in my monitors where these three, doesn't mean that yours will be the same ones. Look at all of the capacitors on the board. They should be good, but your already here, right?
Replace these with the capacitors I talked about in the intro from "the Shack" (it's all I have here sorry... I know they are id10ts) or ones that you picked up somewhere else. Make sure you pay attention to the stripe (the negative side). Installing them backwards will cause them to pop and you will have to do this all over again, if your lucky.
Once you have soldered these three (and possibly others), reassemble! Snap everything back together, screw it all down, etc.
Now plug it in and see if it comes on. It should...
Step 9: DONE!
Let me know if this this works/doesn't work for ya.