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How to open the monitor case

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If there are no visible screws, look for "capped" screw holes (little covers that fit flush with the case to hide the screws). If you don't see these either, it is probably a tension fit case and will be a challenge to open without breaking it. Youll need to find the seem and wedge something into it like a prybar (not too far or you may stab something important inside). Once it starts to spread, start sliding it along the seem and you should feel the tension tabs start "popping" open. Continue to work your way around until it's off.

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You should be able to find some small screws...just keep looking....but I don't recommend it. Unless you are a technician with experience you are not going to be able to accomplish much unless you have something very obvious...a blown capacitor or a burned spot somewhere....and even then, while not an art form, it does take some care and concern to replace a component. Also some components you may have to order (not available from a local supplier as a standard off the shelf part...i.e. a resistor) in which case you are waiting a while assuming you correctly order the right part (there are not a lot of monitor mfgs who put out detail electrical schematics). If still in warranty you are better off to send it in for repair. If not a fair number of TV repair shops will attempt to fix it. Computer shops don't bother typically....not worth the time nor effort nor do they have the prerequisite skills. That's why they don't advertise the service.

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This tip will explain how to open the case on most LCD monitors. Most monitors will eventually have a problem with the power supply and need servicing. The part most people have difficulty with is opening the case to get to the electronics. You will need a phillips screw driver and a small flat blade screwdrivers. You will first need to remove the stand, place a bath towel on a flat table, lay the monitor down and unscrew the screws holding the base and remove. Next you will need to remove any screws that are holding the back plastic case on, they will normally be in the 4 corners and possibly 1 in the bottom center of the back. Now take the small flat blade screwdriver and insert it between the two halves of the case in the center of the bottom. Be sure to not do this by the control panel so you don't break it. Gently pry the two halves apart. Most monitors will have several plastic latches around the perimeter of the case, usually 2 on each side that will need to be released. As you separate the case halves the latches will release and the back will separate from the front. You will need to unplug the control panel cable at this time before you can get to the electronics. Now you just need to use the phillips screwdriver and remove the metal shield from the electronics to get to the power supply. See pictures below.
Now release the catches as seen below:

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Hi Help desk, My Samsung SyncMaster 540N LCD monitor is taking hours of time of display the desktop.what might be the case?Is it due to CAPACITORS popping out? Need a damn help from...

hi there,

Yes, it's capacitors issue.
I will explain how to fix it:
  • Open the case of the LCD
basically in all LCD monitors have two circuit boards (power supply board and system board)
  • After you open you will see the two boards are
  • You see a board that has a socket for the power source. wrote that the board we're looking for (power supply board)
  • Remove all cables connected to the board and take out the board. (get noted before you unplug it)
  • Now you see it components on board, we looking for capacitor.
  • Looking for damaged capacitors, physically you will see a capacitor on the top like a bloated
  • Replace that capacitor. Done
For More details please read my tips here

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Don't use a sharp knife, it will slip and may cut you very badly. We use a small craftsman flat blade screwdriver with a tip about 1/8 inch wide. Start at the bottom but away from the control panel in the center of the unit. The front cover fits over the back part so when you insert the screwdriver tip go from the back to the front. You will have to press down and slide the tip from the back towards the front of the unit. The case should separate a little bit. Once the tip gets between the 2 halves then apply a bit of pressure by lifting the screwdriver. The plastic catch closest to the tip should pop apart and the case should open just a bit. Hold the front case apart from the back and move the tip down the edge just a bit and pry up again and just work your way around the edges. After the first one or two the rest will release easier. after the case comes off check our site to see how to get to the electronics boards at

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-Flip the LCD face down and remove the screws that hold the base in place. -looking at the top edge of the LCD monitor you should see a small notch on each end between the front bezel and the back cover. -Using a plastic tool or a flat blade screw driver insert the tip and gently pop the case open. -Work your way around the edge of the case. -Once the LCD monitor is open unplug the control panel connector from the right side and remove the front bezel. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.

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