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Princeton VL1919 repeatedly pops when turned on

I have a Princeton VL1919 monitor that worked for a year and then started popping about every second when turned on. The screen is blank and the power button is not lit. Its about a month ouside the 1 year labor portion of the warranty. I have tried connecting via the VGA and DVI inputs with the same result.

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  • welveryn Feb 11, 2008

    how do you get the back cover off?

  • 2thman Feb 23, 2008

    I have a model 14mp1915 19" monitor that started exhibiting identical symptoms. The only thing additional is that just prior to the popping noise (about every 3 to 5 seconds) the screen is lit with a "no signal input" for about one half second and it goes out when the popping noise occurs. I think that perhaps if I were hooked up to the computer via the VGA cable maybe I'd be getting a momentary input of whatever the computer is generating? Would be interested to know if replacing the capacitors worked?

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If you feel confident take the monitor back cover off and replace the 3 bulged out capacitors

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Common failure on the Princeton monitors are caps failure in the power supply, look for bad caps (bulging top or seal), see failed Princeton monitors due to bad caps: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
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Try looking for bad caps first, see example of failed PRINCETON monitors because of bad caps here: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
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The ticking sound is from power supply turning on and off.

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you need you power supply repaired. poping is usually bad resitors. take it to a shop or remove the back cover and look at the power supply and replace bad componets

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My VL1919 has been having this issue off and on for a month or so now. It happened three times in one day today, so I decided to do something about it. I opened up the monitor and poked around a bit.
I found three electrolytic capacitors on the backlight inverter board were bulging, two of which had just started to leak: 71706a0.jpg The capacitors were placed directly above and next to a large, flat metal heat sink. I say above with respect to the flow of air due to convection, and next to because the heat sink also wraps around, enclosing the group of capacitors on one side. The heat sink sits flush with the circuit board, turning the board into a front enclosing face. When reassembled, the metal housing sits a fraction of an inch above the sink, forming a back face. This assembly is at the top edge of the circuit board, so the housing then takes a 90° bend to form a top face. These capacitors seem to get almost no air flow... Together with the heat coming off the sink, it appears the engineers have created their own little capacitor oven. Capacitors immediately adjacent to the affected components, but without blocked air flow looked completely normal. Looking at the traces on the circuit board and location of other components, the capacitors could have easily been moved out of the hot spot. This is either an act of gross negligence, or an intentionally created post-warranty failure point, designed to avoid market saturation. But that might be too pessimistic... "Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by incompetence." Anyway, I scavenged a few capacitors off an old computer power supply to replace the damaged parts (one 470uF 25V two 1000uF 10V capacitor, both rated to 105°C). To avoid a repeat performance, I soldered some short extension wires to the replacement caps and moved them out to an open area of the board, being careful to give the high voltage components plenty of breathing room. After reassembly, the monitor powered right up and came online. I guess the real question is how long it will stay this way.

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