Question about ViewSonic VA721 17" LCD Monitor
I have a viewsonic va521 and the backlight no longer works. can i replace it?
I'm a Master Mechanic with a degree in Automotive Technology and OEM training from Ford, Chevy, Daimler Chrysler, and several other OE and Aftermarket Manufacturers as well as being ASE Certified.
I find it amusing that "it's 4-6 years old, retire for new..." is an acceptiable "FixYa Solution" to a technical REPAIR question.
While it might be good to recommend a newer technology when a given repair is expensive and or challenging, you shouldn't imply that RETIRE IT is a FIX.
If you claim to help people actually FIX things you should provide a complete and accurate procedure for TESTING (as Bud Martin recommended) and PHYSICALLY FIXING the cause of the failure which brought the customer to ask the question.
I came to learn the procedure for testing and repairing the backlight system on a LCD monitor. I learned that I should go to youtube cause FixYa cant help me FIX anything, and the "SOLUTION" is to retire it... I WANT TO FIX IT, AND I WILL.
Kevin R. Phoenix AZ
P.S. Sorry this is not a "Solution". Or is it?
Posted on Dec 30, 2011
Are you sure it is the lamps not the backlight/power supply problem?
If you are really good at soldering delicate components and very steady hands, you may be able to do it.
Posted on Jul 09, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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