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Gateway FPD2485W how do I replace the LCD

Hi, Usually don't have much problem working on these types of things, but I am having trouble getting into this monitor without hurting it. I know somebody out there knows where the internal clips are, and the release points. I just cant find the right combo. Please help if you can. Thanks..... Also if you have any pointers on replacing the LCD once I have it open feel free to pass them on. Thanks again.

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  • MTHADDOCK Apr 15, 2008


    Hi Jerry, I have bought three of them on ebay. One of them has all the right working parts to fix the other two, but I am having trouble getting into it. I have removed the three visible screws at the bottom. There are two what appear to be power buttons next to where the other screws are. They may not even be power buttons, ? they may just cover 2 more screws and it will easily open. But they don't wont to pop out and if I use any more force it will brake it. I guess I will know then, but after years of taking computers and laptops apart I know it is probably a clip or hidden screw or someone saying don't worry just pop those buttons out of there and get on with it. So if you have any ideas ? Thanks in advance. Mike

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    my lcd is doing the lines thing, do i need to replace it or should i just buy a new one, replace the lcd i mean?

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For most models, replacing an LCD panel is very close to the cost of a complete new monitor.


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http://www.shopjimmy.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Gateway+FPD2485W+

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Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
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http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm
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Parts: www.shopjimmy.com
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/Default.aspx he can make you a set of caps.
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If you get power to the controls and you don’t have the startup sound or see the gateway logo when you plug it in, the main board may be bad.
If your picture was pinkish or dark at the top or bottom when it was working then you may have 1 or more of the bulbs failing.
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If you email me a good picture of the board , I may be able to get a better idea if it is the inverter from a visual.
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If you get power to the controlsand you don’t have the startup sound or see the gateway logo when you plug itin, the main board may be bad.
If your picture was pinkish ordark at the top or bottom when it was working then you may have 1 or more ofthe bulbs failing.
If you have the startup sound andsee the gateway logo and the screen just flashes and the power buttons staylit, then it sounds like probably the inverter may have went.

Takethe screws out of the bottom rear edge (these hold the front trim), and the 4big black ones at the middle of the back that hold the stand bracket.
Thetrim then unsnaps. {Be aware of the small ribbon to the power button board onthe right edge}Start at the bottom and release the trim (pulling up the trim onthe screen side usually starts it off), then work your way up each side bottomto top ((a pocket knife or thin putty knife even a credit card, will helprelease the catches as you work your way up)
Thenunsnap the top edge (rocking it while lifting helps)
Disconnectthe ribbon at the power button board, (Tiny latch lifts up on a hinge andribbon slides out)
Oncetrim is off, remove the 4 corner screws that hold the screen in. Then thescreen will lift out with all the guts. You may have to pry up on a corner witha screw driver to get it started.
Theinverter is under the medium size metal case.
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You’llthen have to remove a bunch of screws including the usb board ones and unplugthe bulbs and wire to the screen
thenthe power board and control board is under the center area under the metalcover
Shoutif you need more info.
Ifyou email me a good picture of the boards to bammbamm@ptd.net , I may be able to get a better ideaif it is the inverter from a visual.
Thanks Fran

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If you get power to the controls and you don’t have the startup sound or see the gateway logo when you plug it in, the main board may be bad.
If your picture was pinkish or dark at the top or bottom when it was working then you may have 1 or more of the bulbs failing.
If you have the startup sound and see the gateway logo and the screen just flashes and the power buttons stay lit, then it sounds like probably the inverter may have went.

Take the screws out of the bottom rear edge (these hold the front trim), and the 4 big black ones at the middle of the back that hold the stand bracket.
The trim then unsnaps. {Be aware of the small ribbon to the power button board on the right edge}Start at the bottom and release the trim (pulling up the trim on the screen side usually starts it off), then work your way up each side bottom to top ((a pocket knife or thin putty knife even a credit card, will help release the catches as you work your way up)
Then unsnap the top edge (rocking it while lifting helps)
Disconnect the ribbon at the power button board, (Tiny latch lifts up on a hinge and ribbon slides out)
Once trim is off, remove the 4 corner screws that hold the screen in. Then the screen will lift out with all the guts. You may have to pry up on a corner with a screw driver to get it started.
The inverter is under the medium size metal case.
The power board and main board are under the large cover.
You’ll then have to remove a bunch of screws including the usb board ones and unplug the bulbs and wire to the screen
then the power board and control board is under the center area under the metal cover
Shout if you need more info.
If you email me a good picture of the boards to bammbamm@ptd.net , I may be able to get a better idea if it is the inverter from a visual.
Thanks Fran

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I have not worked on this model of set. I was thinking along the same lines as you are. I do remember some monitors having hidden tabs under the edge of the cabinet. I had to use a very thin blade to reach the tabs. It was something like a remote control where you have to find the tabs to open it.

Jerry G.

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I'm pretty sure the inverter board is bad. you have to replace it if you can or you can let someone else do it. you should find some on ebay for about $80 (not too bad compared to the cost of the monitor: over $200). but its up to you. But first, you should find out if you are still under warranty. good luck. please rate!!

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