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I have an Acer 19" LCD, circa 2005. Recently it stopped working, and I'm reasonably sure it's a faulty capacitor, certainly somewhere in the power supply; nothing on screen, the green light is strobing very fast (and continues for a few seconds even when the main power is removed) and there's a faint ticking sound heard in the back. Now - I can work that out, but I cannot work out how to take the back off - there are no screw holes! There's two small ones on either side of the switch panel, and the ones holding the stand to the monitor itself. Aside from that, nothing. I'd rather not hack it to bits in case it's a simple problem. HELP!

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  • Steve1961 Sep 12, 2008

    Out of frustration I poked the screwdriver through the hole and the the back started to pop off. It's pressed on and some fragile little plastic pieces broke in the doing. Oh well, it wasn't working before, so no great loss.

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Not certain for this monitor, but most LCD monitors seem to have a bezel that slides upwards to remove.

If removing the small screws allows you to lift the bottom edge of the bezel, then I'm pretty sure that's how it will work - put it face up on a desk or your lap with the screen upwards, lift the edge fo the bezel a little and push the two nearest corners away from you at the top (the left and right bottom corners as you would look at the monitor on your desk). The bezel should slide maye an inch, come off the clips and then lift right off.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

  • Ugifer Sep 12, 2008

    PS I think your right about the capacitor issue - my monitor (not acer) recently gave similar symptoms and was cured with a hand-ful of 105'C electrolytics.



    Good Luck!

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