July 25th, 2005, 06:51 PM #1
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LCD monitor repair? (monitor+gravity+cement = bad)
I'm new to this forum and was hoping you could help me out with a recent hardware problem I've been confronted with.
I'm a VJ, which means I have to haul a lot of video and computer gear around, and last night I was getting home pretty late and fumbling with a lot of gear. I managed to drop my 21.3" LCD monitor about 4 fee... onto cement.
Now I give the monitor credit for how well it took the fall. I expected the LCD would have cracked, but thankfully only the case did.
There was damage though.
The monitor now has a permanent vertical line of green pixels. The line is located just left of center, runs from the topmost pixel to the bottommost pixel, and is bright green.
Is this type of LCD damage repairable?
I know repairs can be costly, but itís a pretty good monitor aside from that damage, and since I do a lot of game design/graphic design/animation/video editing, I canít really work with this monitor any more.
Thanks in advance for any help!
July 25th, 2005, 07:07 PM #2
I'll give you £20 for it.
It sounds like the same sort of thing that used to happen to Gameboys and Nokia phone screens, where there is a special conductive rubber strip to take the electrical signals from the ribbon cable to the conduction paths on the glass of the screen. This strip may not be making full contact with the screen or ribbon cable. It should be repairable, if that is the problem, but a bodged repair can make it worse.
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