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monitor died

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by popijoe, Dec 17, 2011.

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  1. popijoe

    popijoe Thread Starter

    Dec 17, 2011
    i turned on my puter the monitor made a pop went out wont come back on,has a burning smell,i opened it up checked all the capacitors all look good what else could it be it is a gateway 22 inch w usb ports on the side
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Hi popijo, and welcome to TSG.

    It could be a lot of different components. I have seen transistors and ICs that were so overloaded, the silicon vaporized and blew a volcanic cavity in the plastic encapsulation. Some types of resistors can fail with a popping noise. FWiW, even if you located the destroyed part and replaced it, there is a very good chance the new part would pop as soon as you turned on the monitor. In many cases a visibly damaged part is only one component in a chain reaction of failures.
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