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Old October 4, 2008, 03:50 PM
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Ok So I'm trying to open up a lcd monitor, I'm fairly certain that it has a dead capacitor so I'm looking to figure out how to open it up. Its a 20 inch lcd, and I've taken off all the screws. I can lift the bottom of the front of the monitor off slightly but I can't seem to get it off any more then that. Should I try to force the sides off? Has anyone opened a monitor before?
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Old October 4, 2008, 04:22 PM
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I've opened many laptops before (but not many monitors admittedly). There are normally little plastic tabs that hold the parts together without screws, they should "pop" open one at a time if you take your time going around the edge of the monitor. I'd suggest using a small Flathead screwdriver to gently wedge it open. I'll get back to you with more details, I'm going to replacing the silver bezel of my monitor with a black one in the coming weeks so I'll let you know how it goes, hehe.
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Old October 4, 2008, 04:29 PM
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I've opened many laptops before (but not many monitors admittedly). There are normally little plastic tabs that hold the parts together without screws, they should "pop" open one at a time if you take your time going around the edge of the monitor. I'd suggest using a small Flathead screwdriver to gently wedge it open. I'll get back to you with more details, I'm going to replacing the silver bezel of my monitor with a black one in the coming weeks so I'll let you know how it goes, hehe.
I found a video on youtube of a guy doing it :

YouTube - DELL LCD Momitor repair

Did exactly what he did and it worked. Thanks for the quick reply though. Prying the sucker off was the right idea!
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Old October 4, 2008, 04:41 PM
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My monitor has no more plastic casing lol. Its kinda easy to remove if I remember correctly.

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Old October 7, 2008, 12:47 AM
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Alright I'm way beyond the opening of the monitor, I've taken the mainboard out and de-soldered capacitors that looked no good and replaced them.... however I have found the problem. Its a very small black... capacitor or resistor (leaning towards resistor). It also had a magnet on one end...

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Any ideas what this is? (will post pics later if I can)

Edit: Haha forgot to mention the small black resistor (I think) is leaking green crap... and I assume this accounts for my monitors issues.
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