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HPvs19e The pic link does not work. Can you send the pic plus the specs for the caps? Many thanks.. Ken

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    monitor wont turn on

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    Cap Xon, 1000 uf 10V, KF 105 deg C, P602 vent
    (3) capacitors identified on the board as: C822, C823, C824

    note, i had same problem, ordered these capacitors on the web, total cost including shipping was $3.20, i installed them and now my monitor works perfectly. only one looked buldged on the top, but replaced all three anyway.

    could only find 1000uf 16v 105C hi temp, but a little higher number is ok from what i was told.

  • Scouse_01 Jan 20, 2009

    Can anyone tell me how to get the back of a HP Pavilion f1930, as I'm having the same problem and it may be the capacitors as you mentioned.


  • baytownbert Apr 21, 2010

    I cannot heat the solder up enough from the backside to release the capacitors. Am I doing something wrong?


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Here is additional info requested, the hardest part is cracking open the monitor case. Prior to working on this you should check to be sure the capacitors are discharged. A good way to do this is to connect a 12V light bulb across the terminals and when it goes out the cap is dicharged. You can also have a look at this page ( )

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Cap Xon, 1000 uf 10V, KF 105 deg C, P602 vent
(3) capacitors identified on the board as: C822, C823, C824
They are the 3 right above where the multi color wiring harness plugs into pwr supply board shown in lower right of pic.

John :).

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I confirm that replacing the 3 capacitors mentioned with Radio Shack (1000uf 35V) worked perfectly for me in my HP vs19e. Thanks everyone for the guidance!
For others information, my board looked completely different, and I had to actually remove the board entirely to replace the capacitors.

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Hi that was great info,I replaced the same three 1000 uf 10V capacitors and the monitor works fine,all three imploded and bulged ant the top.

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