Monitor repair

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Lee, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Lee

    Lee Guest

    Hi folks,
    Do any of your shop owners out there do monitor repairs?

    I can't seem to find anyone in my area that does it. *I* sure don't.

    I've got a high-end 19-in monitor that's out of warranty. Who do I
    try, TV repair shops or what?

    Remember Noel in the addy
    Lee, Nov 5, 2003
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  2. Lee

    Kenny Guest

    I do some monitor repairs, I'm a fully qualified TV engineer. Main problem
    with monitors is getting a circuit diagram for it, many faults can't be
    diagnosed and fixed without it. Best bet is a good TV engineer, keep clear
    of the cowboys. BTW what is the make, model, FCC ID number on it and what
    is the fault? Is it dead, stuck in standby or what?
    Kenny, Nov 5, 2003
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  3. Lee

    Kenny Guest

    Meant to add check your warranty terms carefully. Many people think their
    warranty runs out after 1 year when in fact it is 3 years. Also here in the
    UK we have the "Sale Of Goods Act" which states that goods should be
    expected to last a reasonable length of time regardless of warranty terms.
    Other countries probably have similar consumer law. What is "reasonable"
    may depend on the type of goods, price paid etc. For example it's unlikely
    you could demand a repair or replacement of a 3 year old toaster but for an
    expensive monitor you possibly could!
    Kenny, Nov 5, 2003
  4. Lee

    Lee Guest

    It has lines running from right down to left (or vice-versa, I guess)
    and has a real green cast to it.

    It is a Dell Ultrascan P991. I'm too tire tonight to look at the FCC
    ID, will check in tomorrow. (G)

    Remember Noel in the addy
    Lee, Nov 5, 2003
  5. Lee

    Lee Guest

    This WAS a nice flat screen a couple of years ago. Dell Ultrascan
    P991. It seems to young to have gone bad, and was expensive when I
    bought it.

    Remember Noel in the addy
    Lee, Nov 5, 2003
  6. Lee

    techshare Guest

    High end?! This model sells for less than $100 (if it sells at all) on Ebay.
    I get calls from cheap SOB's like you about monitor repairs about once a
    month. I always tell them to quit being so cheap and get with the times! You
    REPLACE broken monitors nowadays.

    Even most new monitors under warranty will be replaced by manufacturer if
    they ever break in the warranty period!
    techshare, Nov 5, 2003
  7. Lee

    Lee Guest

    I said AT THE TIME it was purchased. It was, at the time, the best
    monitor offered by Dell.

    I see you're still the same unmitigated asshole, and with a reading
    comprehension problem to boot.

    As for the monitor, too many of these things are ending up in
    landfills for want of what may be a simple repair.

    Remember Noel in the addy
    Lee, Nov 5, 2003
  8. Lee

    techshare Guest

    Spend less time posting in this group ... more time making money to buy a
    replacement monitor ... less time calling service businesses and wasting
    their time!
    techshare, Nov 5, 2003
  9. Lee

    Kenny Guest

    Some CRT's have discrete components driving the 3 RGB guns, it may be a
    short in the green channel. Some have a single IC driving all 3, it may be
    that. It may also be the supply voltage to this area. Finally it may be a
    faulty CRT, especially if it a Philip's type, I keep clear of anything with
    Philip's name on it. I see a lot of Sanyo, Panasonic and obviously Philip's
    own TV's with faulty CRT's, usually just out of warranty!
    Kenny, Nov 5, 2003
  10. Find one that does it as a specialty, or has some monitor warranties.
    I used to do this a lot when I did TV repair, but it became a very
    iffy venture, and the boss decided to stop doing it. We learned months
    later that one of our parts suppliers was selling sub-standard HV
    transistors, with puny semiconductor materials within the outside

    Tom MacIntyre, Nov 5, 2003
  11. Some monitors with Samsung CRT's in North America also had very big
    CRT problems. I agree with your preliminary diagnosis, Kenny; as well,
    it may be worthwhile to post on, with the make,
    model, year, and FCC ID. Here's their FAQ, by the way; Kenny, you may
    be interested in this, if you aren't aware of it already.

    Tom MacIntyre, Nov 5, 2003
  12. Sorry, I disagree, and I was in the business until a little over a
    year ago. The symptoms he describes may possibly be repaired for less
    than $60 US. Why is he cheap for wanting to repair rather than help
    with the landfill/pollution problem.

    Tom MacIntyre, Nov 5, 2003
  13. Good attitude...thanks, Lee.

    Tom MacIntyre, Nov 5, 2003
  14. Lee

    Kenny Guest

    Kenny, Nov 5, 2003
  15. Lee

    Lee Guest

    Lee, Nov 6, 2003
  16. Lee

    Lee Guest

    Just what exactly is your major malfunction?

    1. I post a couple of times. You post constantly, trying to start
    2. It isn't about the money.
    3. I hope you treat your customers as you do folks here, you'll be out
    of business shortly. I'm betting you won't want to tell us your
    business name and location, but I can understand why you'd want to

    Remember Noel in the addy
    Lee, Nov 6, 2003
  17. Lee

    Lee Guest

    Thanks, Tom. I appreciate the responses from you and Kenny. Unlike
    Techshare the Troll, you seem to know what you're talking about.

    Remember Noel in the addy
    Lee, Nov 6, 2003
  18. Lee

    techshare Guest

    He's talking about a new flat panel monitor .... but if you still wanna be a
    total heeb about this ... here is one you could probably get on FleaBay for
    a little more than $50! Now, who says I don't help people out ;)

    Just saving that last shop you call from the hassle of explaining to you how
    unprofitable monitor repair is.
    techshare, Nov 6, 2003
  19. Full of hops or not, I know what I am talking about. I still
    participate in some electronics repair tip sharing groups, and, while
    they are less profitable than they were (the same is true of most/all
    consumer electronics in general), it is still possible to make some
    money in this, as is evidenced by the number of group members who
    still do this work. You're basing your opinion on one town...yours.
    There's a big world out there.

    Tom MacIntyre, Nov 6, 2003
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