Question about Gateway FPD2185W 21 in. LCD Television
From what I've read on the fired-capacitor issue, I'm betting mine's next!
Anyone have the type and size of the caps so I can buy in advance?
A schematic diagram of the monitor would be nice...
I use this monitor on my desktop system. A great monitor until it died with this same issue. I almost went out and bought a new one, but thought first I'd search Google to see if anyone else has experienced this. That is when I found this posting.
After opening the case and getting the printed circuit board out, I saw that the eight 470 mfd capacitors had slight bulges on the top. I went to Radio Shack. Bought 8 new cap for $1.19 each and a soldering iron and solder.
I'm not an experienced solder(er) so it took me about two hours to remove the old caps and replace the new ones and put the monitor back together.
VOILA!!! It works perfectly!
Thanks to all of you who took the time to post this.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
I have order several parts I have Replaced my caps and still no luck i ordered about 18 caps and regulators as soon as i get them replaced i will be posting a how to online for everyone so they can see what all goes bad besides the caps there is more a lot more to it than caps! some of you may be able to replace just the caps and get lucky but sooner or later the regulators will go bad as well.
Email me if you have any questions
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
If it's bad caps you likely won't even need a schematic to locate them.... visually inspecting them doesn't always work. you need to feel the tops of them. if they feel rounded on the tops or swelled up.... replace them. be sure to orient them the same way as the old... they have a positive and negative so be aware of the stripe on the side. the uf number has to be exact but a replacement with a higher voltage rating is exceptable.
I fixed a benq monitor with the same issue so good luck and ask if i've missed something you need to know. oh and the parts can be bought at radio shack (in the states) or grab a phone book and look up electronic parts.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
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