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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by KENNY, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. KENNY

    KENNY Thread Starter

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    After a thunderstorm, my monitor was out, and my modem not working. I bought a new modem (external), borrowed a monitor , and I'm back in business. Now, before I throw away my monitor (e-machines, 17 in flat screen) any ideas what to look for ? I opened it, checked the fuse...it's good, and checked the circuit board for damage...can't see anything. Anyone with a prior experience ?
     
  2. happyrck

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    try plugging the monitor into a different computer...no joy you probably have a monitor funeral to attend
     
  3. KENNY

    KENNY Thread Starter

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    I just plugged it into the wall...switch doesn't light....dum da ta dum ta dum ta dum ya dum !
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    Also now expect a plague of failures from the rest of the hardware.

    Nothing beats lightning to shorten the life of a few thousand components...
     
  5. dobbelina

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    I would definitively take the monitor to a repair shop and get an estimate how much a
    repair would cost.
    If it's cheap, then you have a spare monitor for only a few bucks.
    If it's to expensive, let it R.I.P.
     
  6. Rich-M

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    Bench price for estimate could be more than replacement of the monitor and you get a real warranty on new one!
     
  7. Bob Cerelli

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    Heck you shoudl be able to get a good 17" monitor for well under $150 these days. Likely it's not how you would have preferred to spend the money.
     
  8. dobbelina

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    I just had my 17" crt monitor repaired by a shop where I live (Thailand),
    10$ it cost me.
    Better than throwing up a hundred dollars that a new one would cost me (y)
    (Samsung)
     
  9. Rich-M

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    Nice if you can do it...we had no clue where you are. Replacement costs would be huge elsewhere and labor cheap so that changes the picture drastically.
     
  10. dobbelina

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    Yep, sometimes living in a "banana republic" has it advantages :D
    When I go to the hair dresser here, it usually costs me 80 cents for a "cut & shave" !

    Offcourse, the standards to how things get done here, isn't always what we, as a foreigner would expect.
    But i'm sure impressed by the (Otherwise tv repairman's) work on my dear old Samsung
    monitor. (comes with guaranree to)
     
  11. qldit

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    Good Afternoon All, yes if you take a monitor to get a quotation for repair ir is common to have to pay a quotation fee. (Usually $50) This may be duducted if the quotation is accepted from the final price.

    I gave up with repairs on these things and TV's simply because a new item is usually cheaper than a spare part (say an EHT transformer and a couple of transistors or a chip) and a small labour charge.
    We can buy an 86 CM TV here as cheap as Aus$300 and a 17 inch monitor (flat screen) for around Aus$150. It just doesn't pay to repair anything anymore!

    A chap brought a TV remote control to me, his kids had played with it and obviously put the batteries in about face, it was slightly history! (No can fix)
    I saw him later and he said he paid Aus$80 for a same brand replacement, I didn't have the heart to tell him he could have gotten a new 51 CM TV for Aus$100. (complete with a new remote control)

    That was sad the recently where that young Aussie girl from here was shot up your way Dobbelina. She just walked into a bar!
    The place was sprayed with automatic fire from a couple of chaps on a passing motorbike.

    Do be careful.
    qldit.
     
  12. JohnWill

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    You can still get the HANNS 19" LCD for $120 after rebate from PCCONNECTION. :)
     
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