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Viewsonic VE175b image breaks up

I have a Viewsonic VE175b. It's out of warranty. The problem I have with it is that after it has been on for a while, the image starts to break up with horizontal "static" lines. Then the image flickers on and off, eventually spending more time off than on. If I turn the thing off complete for a couple of hours, it will then operate fine for a couple of hours. But then the cycle begins again. Any ideas?

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  • Dewey3k Mar 11, 2008

    I opened the thing up and my admittedly casual inspection did not identify an obviously blown capacitor. There are a bunch of them however. Any suggestion as to whether it is financially worth it to have the thing repaired versus just buying a new one?

  • Dewey3k Mar 12, 2008

    As I said, no obvious bad capacitors. They all look fine to the eye. Guess i could put my voltmeter across each one. Don't really have the time. Thanks anyway.

  • DonovanT Apr 16, 2008

    My ViewSonic VE175b does not power on, any idea what's wrong?



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A capacitor is busted have it repair

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

  • Darrel Barde
    Darrel Barde Mar 12, 2008

    to detect a capacitor is busted just look on top of the capacitor if
    you see a bulge on it thats defective.

    you can save a lot if you have it repaired than buying a new one
    but it is good to have a brand new one because you can assure the quality.
    Its your choice my freind



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