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IBM E74 smells like a short but works.

Today my IBM E74 started smelling like it has an internal short. I suspect a capacitor. It works normally. After diconnecting power I tried to pen the case but could only release the 2 bottom latches of the back shell. The back shell does not want to release on the top. I did see 2 slots and inserted a small screwdriver but no success!



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Re: IBM E74 smells like a short but works.

Look for 2 hole on top of the screen insert a neg screwdriver push and twist it slowly.

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Strange hissing sound and smell comes from the monitor

Whenever you experience an unusual smell coming from anything electrical, always turn it off and/or disconnect it from any power source until you learn more about the problem. A fire can make make any problematic device seem suddenly unimportant.


An extremely common component in nearly any electronic device is a capacitor. The sizes vary from baby-tooth-sized to bowling-ball-sized found in the power box for most photography studios. The hissing sound is likely caused by one of these. The noisy capacitor may be going bad or another component or an electrical short may be causing it to get too much power. I've attached a video of what happens when capacitors get too much power.

An electrical short could also be causing both symptoms. If the smell is similar to burning organic matter, you likely have an insect (a crispy critter) that can be removed to remedy your problem. However, an electrical burn usually releases gases from burning rubber or plastic and has a distinctly different type of odor. If that's the smell and you are handy with a soldering iron, remove the cover to your monitor and look for signs of burning or overheating. Otherwise, the task should be left to an electronics shop for repair.

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My Ibm monitor light blinks continously but nothing on screen and the is a clicking sound continously

There is a short within the HT section and this can be possible with the failure of the flyback transformer or the driver transisitor.
So if you are equipped please open the back panel and check for shorting on the driver, also when powered this can heat up which confirms that the flyback is shorted.
replace with the same type.

Oct 01, 2011 | IBM E74 17" CRT Monitor

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Check the power cord, ensure the fuse in the cord plug has not blown.
Then check the connections at the plug / socket, make sure they are tight and there is no smell of burning.
Try with a new power cord
Those steps will eliminate simple problems and often, these are the most common.

After that, the issue is probably with the power board capacitors or switch. Eventually the capacitors which power up the screen go, this normally happens over a short period of time, such as the screen flicking on and off and then working after it has cooled down,but eventually, they finally blow.

It may be worthwhile taking it to a tv repair place to check this out

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Greetings! We are using IBM E74 model CRT Monitor, The monitor was dead, No power, no display How can i rectify that? please give me the instruction

Greetings! We are using IBM E74 model CRT Monitor, The monitor was dead, No power, no display How can i rectify that? please give me the instruction

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I am using IBM E74 17" monitor. Suddenly it started displaying the video in B/W mode with a blue tint. As I found the Green color is not working and it is not able to produce the colors. How to solve...

I would be happy to help you. Your problem is with the green color gun inside your monitor. If you have a place close by your home that does TV repair call them for a quote, but the cost of a replacement monitor may be cheaper. You can call around for a quote on repairs or just replace the monitor. Im only saying this because if you lost one color gun it wont be long before you loose another one and then you will be back in the same postion you are now. You can try or Ebay for a cheap replacement and your probably ready for a new monitor today.

I hope this helps you out and if it does please give me a YES on the page you recieved this response on. Thank you.

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