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Flikering screen with a claping sound...


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did replacing the three 470 microF capacitors on the Power Supply fixed the problem?
I talked to an outfit called and they sell a 'repair fit' that 'reuires soldering' - for $25. is there more to it?


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The clapping sound could come from a bad "spark gap". The only other thing that I can think of right of the top of my head is a bad "High Voltage (2nd Anode) wire or connector. I f you can possibly operate the monitor with the back off and the lights off in a darken room, you might be able to see the sparks or use a small rubber tube, place one end in your ear(not too far, the place the other end around the High voltage transformer to listen for the arcing.

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Flickering screen with a claping sound...

From other posts here the repair kit appears to be just the 3 caps and instructions to unsolder the 3 blown caps and replace ( solder back in) the 3 new caps.
Once you get the back off the monitor and start taking it apart you will see 3 capacitors- they are labeled with 470uf25v- it is the only set of 3 caps.- in the power supply ( near where the 110 power plugs in). - Go ahead, take the monitor apart- look for the capacitors- do you see them? If it looks like unsoldering them and replacing them is something you could do- give it a shot, what have you got to loose.

to see pictures of capacitors and to find way more information than you probably want to know - check out
- bad or blown capacitors seems to be a problem with motherboards and evidently monitor power supplies also.

I ordered my caps from Shipping costs about the same as a gallon of gas and I didn't have to hunt them down.
I ordered their part number 647-UHE1E471MPD6.- There are lot of capacitors of this type listed and honestly I just nearly randomly picked one with the same spec and size- but a different brand since the original ones blew. These fit the existing holes on the board exactly and were the same physical size so they didn't get in the way of any other components when I reassembled the monitor.

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Vl1918 it poweres on and shuts off.repeat

Just another voice to say that the solution provided here by others does indeed work.

Had same symptoms: screen comes on for about a second, a metallic popping sound occurs, screen shuts off for about a second, repeat. Problem occurs even if monitor is not plugged into computer (thus isolating it to monitor). Monitor purchased from Costco approximately two years ago.

Found 3 suitable 470uF 35V capacitors at the local Radio Shack for a little over $4 (more pricy than online, but no shipping cost, so it's a wash) Entire repair took less than 30 minutes.

The repair itself is already covered pretty well by others here, so I'll just add some disassembly instructions:

Set the monitor face down on a towel to protect screen. Remove 4 Phillips screws securing base to back of monitor, set base aside. Remove 3 Phillips screws from bottom edge of monitor cover. With flat screwdriver carefully pry along the other 3 edges to disengage the catches (about 3 per edge). Remove back cover. Identify the raised metal shroud containing the power supply module at center. Carefully lift one side of each piece of foil tape to expose connectors (for the short pieces of tape it's easier to remove the side that's laying flat, for the long piece at the top of the monitor, it's easier to remove the side that's vertical on the power module). Disconnect all cables, noting how to replace them later. Remove 4 Phillips screws securing the power module. Remove the power module and set the rest of the monitor aside. Flip the power module over, orient it such that the plastic covering is on the left (done only so that these instructions make sense). Carefully pull up the plastic cover from the right circuit board near the center of the power module, you can leave it attached to the metal shroud at the left side (it is difficult to remove from the metal without damaging it). Gently bend (without crimping) the plastic back and out of the way and remove the 4 Phillips screws securing the left circuit board (the one with the power connector). You will need a small "jeweler's" screwdriver for one of the screws - make note where that screw goes (top right of circuit board, or top center of overall module, when oriented as I did). Slightly tilt the left side of the circuit board up, and slide the circuit board out and to the left, over the bent back plastic, disengaging a connector from the neighboring board.

Then perform repair, and reassemble in reverse order.

Thanks to all who posted the original solution!!

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