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HP F1930 Capacitors

Hi, I've read the questions and replies regarding a monitor that doesn't power up and i have ordered the capacitors but can't seem to open the back. I've taken out the screws but unable to remove the back cover.....
Can you let me know if there is a special way of getting it open?

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  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    Same problem... need to check capacitors and the Inverter board but don't know how to remove back panel or open monitor to check. Then.. where can one find a schematic of the inside as the manual shows nothing on this.

  • useHPmost Feb 11, 2009

    several folks say they have fixed the f1903 monitor themselves, but noone has given any help with how to open the monitor to check what the problem may be.
    Can someone please provide information on what the trick is to get the monitor back off or open in order to look at the inside
    I have removed the screws on mine as well as stand, but cannot figure out how to open it up to look at. I do not want to force anything or crack the brittle plastic case, and cannot find any catches, releases, or buttons to release the front.

  • Scouse_01 Feb 12, 2009

    I managed to open my monitor by removing the screws and then prising the front silver cover off with a screwdriver. This revealed the monitor casing, which is held on with lots of sticky tape (the strong type), which I gently pealed back before removing some more screws along the sides.

    Once you have removed the tape and screws you can open the casing, which you are then presented with two circuit boards. The one that has the power cable attached has a clear plastic envelope type of cover, which can easily be removed, exposing both the circuit boards.

    NOTE: upon visual examination of the capacitors within my monitor none of them had exploded, which tells me that it wasn’t the capacitors and therefore must be something else………..If any of you get that far and manage to find out exactly what went wrong please share in detail with others like me.



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This is how I learned to open my f1703hp monitor not sure if f1903 hp is the same...I got my open and going to replace power board waiting for the mail LOL.

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