Question about Gateway FPD2185W 21 in. LCD Television
I saw the comments on the site and i was wondering if someone could please answer a few questions for me .. my monitor began to not power on just flashing the blue light and the gateway logo ..well after reading the suggestions on the site i took my case apart and have found two of the capacitors to be bulging at the top .. i have just two questions ... one is... would it be ok to just replace these two bulging ones or should i replace all 8 ..and then question two ...as i havent done any soldering before do i need to put the soldering iron on the two points underneath the old capacitors to melt the old solder off and then add new solder to connect the new capacitors or is there another way to remove the old solder. thanks for any help
To take solder off you can get some cross wire called DESOLDER this copper wire soaks up the old solder, by heating this new desolder the old solder will jump into it and clear your way. I like the Techspray #3 no-clean model 1822-5f
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Posted on Jan 24, 2009
Very important, use a pencil iron only, you can destroy the film on the board if you use too much heat. Go for the two bulging ones first. After you remove the capacitors if the holes fill over use a straight pin or similar to open the hole to accept the new part. Also whatch for the polarity on the one you remove, should have a + sign on one side. Make sure the new one goes back in the same way.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
It is not the capacitors in these boards, The displays are arcing, Class action lawsuit in progress.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
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