Battle the bane of bulging caps, bring back life to your monitor
Subject: General Tech | July 29, 2011 - 11:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: lcd, solder, capacitor, DIY
Over at The Tech Report you will find a handy guide on restoring a monitor with busted caps to working condition, for not much money nor effort. A bit effort is all that you need to track down a dead capacitor on the circuit board, identified by the bulge which will be apparent at the top of the cap. Once you've found it you just need to desolder it and swap in a new one and your once broken monitor will be working again. Even better, this procedure can resurrect any peice of equipment you have which is suffering from failed capacitors. If you've never used a soldering iron to fix something, this would be a great place to start.
"In his latest blog post, our own David Morgan shows how to bring a monitor back from the dead with a simple capacitor transplant."
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