Question about Dell UltraSharp 1800FP 18.1" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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Monitor is dead

I found Dell 1800FP. No reaction when I connect it to regular AC power.
I want to try to replace the ICE 2AS01 which seems to be the recommendation here.
I tried to open it, but no luck. I thought that it should be a simple
task, but it seems there is a secret here.
Please help me to unlock it.


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  • rafinad2003 Sep 15, 2008


    I used hamburger flipper to open it.

    But which are the electros and how do you know if one went bad?


  • rafinad2003 Sep 26, 2008

    Hi coolcanberra

    I got the ICE 2AS01 now and ready to replace the old one.

    If I understand you right, you suggest to check the nearby electro
    capacitors 50V 47mmF and 25V 33mmF for
    resistance first and if it is too big replace them first and see.
    If they are OK then replace the ICE.

    Looking at the board, I see that the lead #1 of the 8 on ICE is not connected to
    anything. Is this right? Seems odd. Also the ZD902 is not there at all, just the holes.
    Do I need it and what are the specs for this diod?


  • rafinad2003 Oct 02, 2008

    Hi there!

    Many thanks for your help in suggesting to replace the ICE 2AS01. It worked!

    I still have to ask for help in identifying the cause of a problem with images on screen.

    As I do not know the quality with the original image, I can not compare with it.

    It looks now that the image is fuzzy, there are some light shadows especially with text.

    I compare it to a CRT image. Could it be that soldering quality is not top draw, or the data

    cable is not original for this monitor ( it does not have that thick piece a CRT monitor cable has)?

    Does it need a specific driver or generic one is good enough ?

    Thanks for your help.


  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    My screen went black and the pwer switch will not turn it on. I have plugged in another monitor from my work and it works fine. Is it a fuse or

    something else that could/would be economical for me? Thanks I really appreciate getting help in a DIY way.



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A 1 1/2 inch wide paint scraper does the trick nicely. Better if its used. Also consider a fine layer of scotch tape over the tip of the blade. Just work your way along and it will get the back off easy.
I've heard of ice cream sticks too

True, a quality, thin fine tip screwdriver will do the trick but may leave a teeny mark. Butter or fish knives from say goodwill at 20 cents each make fine tools.

From there it is just a screwdriver job to remove the faulty inverter module.

I've found the ICE chip 'stuck' in a weird state because a few electros have dried out or gone open circuit. Replacing the electros means you may get out of having to pay 5 bucks for a 37 cent chip that still works.


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  • coolcanberra Sep 16, 2008

    An ESR meter will show with elecro are going or gone.
    Repair a dozen units in a line, and you get a fair idea.
    I have found the two small electros in close proximity to the 8 pin 2AS01 were cactus or open circiut or has esr's or 40. Just replace them , or your new chip could blow. Check R923 resistance has not drifted too much.

    Lots of dry/bad dirty joints too. Use a jewlers loupe to resolder greyish ones that look different.They say do the transformer joints, but I recomments all power semis.




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