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FPD2185W Hi Firehawk, I took mine apart after it stopped turning on and found the 8 caps in between the two heatsinks. Are these the medium 470uF25v that you removed and replaced? Did you change the slightly lager caps on the board as well? thanks

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You need to use 105c temp caps

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I had a similar problem... mine would work fine all day. I put it to sleep at night and when I go to wake it back up, it would come on for a second and then back off.


Here's my fix:

BE CAREFUL when popping the case open and unplugging the connectors!
Everything is flimsy and can break easy. TAKE YOUR TIME, and be very gentle.
Ikeep electronic screwdrivers, tweezers and the like for projects likethis. The connectors were a b*tch to get out. They are darn-near microscopic, so take your time and skip that next can of beer... you're going to need patience and concentration to get the little bastards out.

OnceI got inside, I found the capacitors were NOT bulged out the top,leaking, or leaning; however I noticed some of the bottoms on the canswere sticking out further than others.
Hard to say if they are bad, but it won't hurt to replace them since I'm already knee-deep into it.
There are 14 capacitors total that I replaced. You might as well do all of them.

Ok, now time to find the replacement parts:
Thenew capacitors were a bit of work to find. My local Radio Shack andtheir online store didn't have some of them, and the ones they didwasn't rated the same.

The OEM capacitors are rated 105* (1000hrs). There were a Samxon brand. According to some web sites, thesecaps are a general purpose and a lower-quality cap.

The Radio Shack ones are 85*. They would probably work, but who knows for how long.
Ifigure the OEM caps are already made by the lowest bidder, so I betternot take the chance and make it worse! Besides, Rat Shack didn't evenhave all of them.

Here is a list of the caps I found in mymonitor (your monitor may be different and you should check yoursBEFORE you order them)

* ALL OF THESE ARE RADIAL ELECTROLYTIC (aluminum can type), 105 deg. *

QTY. (1) 10 uf, 50V
QTY. (1) 47 uf, 25V
QTY. (2) 68 uf, 450V
QTY. (2) 220 uf, 25V
QTY. (8) 470 uf, 25V

I found all of the parts at Allied Electronics:
Total parts was less than $8.

Allied part #'s:

10uf: 613-0743
47uf: 613-0783
68uf: 613-0312
220uf: 613-0766
470uf: 613-0190

According to their specs, they are good for 2000 hours.

Digikey also had them:
Theirprices were comparable, but I couldn't get all of the same manufacturer(not that it really matters, but I'm picky like that :) )

I took my time and I was up and running in about an hour. Most of the time was spent removing the old caps. They can be a real bear to get out if they have the sticky goo under them.

So far the monitor is running perfectly. Only time will tell if I get the power-up problem again.

Hope this helps.


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