HP vs 19 Flat Panel LCD Monitor will not turn on.
Here's a solution I came up with:
I had the same problem with a monitor at my office, just a little over a year old. I didn't want to trash it so I thought at least I'll pull it apart and see what's inside :).
I opened the case (which I *delicately* used a screwdriver to pry open inch by inch) Then I located the power board (which is where the power cord plug goes in from the outside). I removed this from the chassis and inspected. First I read some other online posts where I guy said to look for swollen radial capacitors as a possible cause. Well every darn one is swollen, that's the way they're supposed to be (as I've since been told by the pros at my local circuitry store). So, I was first sidetracked by this suggestion, and after getting past that and looking closer I noticed that in one corner of the power board, there are three "cylindrical" capacitors about 3/4" high with an "X" etched in the metal top (the sides are wrapped in a black or green or blue plastic). I did notice that the metal tops of these (where the X is) was swollen whereas it was flat on other cylindrical capacitors on the board, plus there was something brown oozing out of the top.
I took it to my local electronic circuitry store in Rancho Cucamonga CA and for about $4.95 bought 3 new capacitors, the guy at the store was kind enough to offer to install them for me no charge, in 20 minutes they were in place. I bought him a 6 pack :)
I took it home and with crossed fingers plugged it in. It powered right up, and I am writing to you now from that monitor, 3 months later :)
It's worth a try, but if you aren't confident enough and are thinking to trash it, don't throw it away, send me a message I'll pay for you to ship it to me. :)
Dec 29, 2007 |
HP vs19 (Silver) 19" LCD Monitor