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How to adjust brightness on Sceptre X5G-Komodo IV (Black) 15 in. Flat Panel LCD Monitor

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Sceptre X9G Komodo IV

I have a 19" Sceptre Comodo display. After 3 years it got the problem everybody complains about. Took it apart yesterday.

There are 4 capacitors in a row on the power supply board (it has a socket for the power cord and is covered by a metal shield. The caps are barrel-like things standing upright on the side opposite to the power cord socket.) Two of them are 470 uFx 25 V, they are next to each other. In my case, one of them popped up and another one was bloated. I pulled out the power supply board (make sure you unplug the power cord and press the power button do discharge the high voltage caps before messing with your monitor) after disconnecting all sockets (mark'em!). I assume that you have new caps handy (I paid $2.10 for a pair at a local electronics store), they must have the same capacity and voltage rating. Now grab a soldering iron, remove old caps, and put new ones in. You must observe polarity! (Usually "minus" pin is labeled on the cap's side. Mark down "minus" and "plus" pins location of old caps and put the new caps in exactly the same way! Otherwise, you can blow the caps.) If you are not used to work with a soldering iron, hire somebody or buy a new monitor. Check the quality of the work (no shorts, solid contacts, etc), assemble the monitor back and may be it will work (did for me). If it does, you put one monitor less into the city dumpster, be proud to get a working monitor for less than $5, and force you mother-in-law to take this shiny new replacement display she just bought back to the store.

Of course I do not guarantee that my procedure will work for and you can use it at your own risk only (i.e. I am not liable for any damages).



Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: screen slightly flickers

Probably the inverter board of your monitor has been exhausted. The inverter is the part that enables the monitor to glow, making a little fluorescent gas lamp insithe the LCD bright strong enough to illuminate all the panel. When this circuit has some disfunction the lamp could oscilate, ficker and finally die making the panel dark and you couldn read what's on the screen.

The inverter has a lifetime, and the lamp too, check the lamp lifetime of your monitor and the inverter too.

But this could only be performed to a qualified person, due the high probability of electric shock if you try to make yoursel the repair.

Good luck

Posted on May 24, 2009

budmrtn
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SOURCE: My Sceptre X9G Komodo IV 19 in. Flat Panel LCD

You have dying power supply due to bad DC filter caps, it will cause more damages if you do not start checking them out.

Basic LCD monitor troubleshooting guide:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting

Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Please post back what you find.

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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I need to replace the power supply for Sceptre X5G Komodo IV any idea where I can order one for it. Is is cost effective to replace it or better to just buy a replacement? It power on fine but flashes...


15" monitor this old will not be worth to get another used board in it because more likley the caps will go out soon also since they will be about the same age as your board. Try replacing the caps? or new monitor?

Basic LCD monitor troubleshooting guide:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting

Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Please post back what you find.

Oct 28, 2010 | Sceptre X5G-Komodo IV 15" Flat Panel LCD...

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LCD monitor not working right


This is 2004 model, it may not be worth putting money and time into repairing a 15" monitor. But you can at least look inside for any damaged, burnt components, lose connections, etc. otherwise to do a component level repair at the shop will not be worth it.
See eample of what usually goes wrong with LCD monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums

Apr 05, 2010 | Sceptre X5G-Komodo IV 15" Flat Panel LCD...

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Screen slightly flickers


Probably the inverter board of your monitor has been exhausted. The inverter is the part that enables the monitor to glow, making a little fluorescent gas lamp insithe the LCD bright strong enough to illuminate all the panel. When this circuit has some disfunction the lamp could oscilate, ficker and finally die making the panel dark and you couldn read what's on the screen.

The inverter has a lifetime, and the lamp too, check the lamp lifetime of your monitor and the inverter too.

But this could only be performed to a qualified person, due the high probability of electric shock if you try to make yoursel the repair.

Good luck

May 23, 2009 | Sceptre X5G-Komodo IV 15" Flat Panel LCD...

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No picture on my x5g-komodo7 monitor


A reddish picture is the classic symptom of worn out backlight bulbs.
Sensor circuits usually shut down the power to the bulbs in a second or so.
Monitor Mike.

Jan 03, 2009 | Sceptre X5g-Komodo VII 15'' LCD Monitor

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Black screen


could it be a dry solder around the inverter transformer , try to re solder all suspicious points , that should fix the problem, hope it helps , AJ

Jun 04, 2008 | Sceptre X9G Komodo IV 19" Flat Panel LCD...

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Monitor Powers off after a second or two.........


Sounds like an inverter problem. If the power supply is internal replace the capacitors coming out of the voltage regulators. These are usually 1000mf and/or 470mf. If that doesn't do the trick look up the numbers on the 8-pin chips that drive the secondary transformers on the inverter to see if they are getting the right voltages.
Good Luck!

Feb 17, 2008 | Sceptre X5G-Komodo IV 15" Flat Panel LCD...

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Sceptre X9G Komodo IV 19" Monitor


Hi dgp1952, Check with www.lcdrepair.net if you want a repair. Something is wrong with your backlight or the circuit supplying power to it. If your technically endowed, you may want to open the monitor case and clean the dust and lint from around the circuits using a Small paint brush to sweep away any built up dust. Dust can cause the circuitry to heat up faster and put the power supply into Clamp mode. Clamp mode will turn the supply off to certain circuits which may be the reason your display is going black after 5 minutes.

Oct 09, 2007 | Sceptre X9G Komodo IV 19" Flat Panel LCD...

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Sceptre X9G-Komodo IV


I recently came accross one of these monitors (Planar PE191M) with the identical issue. The resolution was to replace the two 470ufd 25V capacitors that are located on the main power board. The main power board also contains the audio circuit and more importantly the inverter circuit that drives the CCFL backlighting. The suspect caps were identified using an ESR meter; if you happen to have one of these meters you can confirm this is the issue with your unit(s), alternatively you can just replace the two capacitors and see if it resolves your issue. Hope this info helps someone out there.

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