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Unable to remove LCD screen from back cover to get to capacitors

My Gateway FPD1975W 19" monitor stopped working, and I just read about how to fix it by replacing the capacitors, so I thought I'd give it a try. The problem is, I am unable to reach them, as I cannot remove all the components blocking the way. So far, I have managed to remove the base, pry open the front cover, unscrew the power button from the front cover, and unscrew the LCD screen from the back cover. However, I can't completely remove the LCD screen to get to (where I'm guessing) the capacitors are because the screen is attached to part of the back cover by four little connectors with short wires (colored blue, black, pink, and orange), and a mass of tiny wires (green, white, and red) that are even shorter. I have tried removing the all of these, but I am afraid if I pull too hard, they might snap. How do I get past the LCD screen and get to the capacitors? Any help would be appreciated.

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I just disassembled one of these this afternoon. They don't seem to have been built to take apart.

I removed the connectors from the display panel end.

The small connectors are designed so that you push down on the little tab while pulling to remove, but when you push the tab the connector drops below the edge of the frame which prevents it from coming out. I had to gently pry out the connectors with a small flat screwdriver from each corner of the frame.

Once you get the small connectors out you can get a better look at
the larger connector. It is glued to the frame. When you pry the glue to break it free do it so you are moving the connector to come away from the edge of the board. It will come off with the glue. On mine it peeled away a section of one side of the connector but I think will still work.

I'm not happy with the way this monitor comes apart. Even after taking this one apart I doubt I could take another one apart without the same kind of butchery.

Posted on Aug 08, 2010

  • zanonymous22 Aug 11, 2010

    Thanks very much! I appreciate the advice. I saw the tabs on the small connectors and thought they were removed much like ethernet cables were, but it they seemed to be pushed too far in to get a grip on. I will try it the way you describe.

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