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bnts1993



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: LCD Monitor pictures included please help!!

[/code]I have a dell E207WFP LCD monitor and it was placed face down on an object that caused it to look like this:

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can anyone help with what part may need to be replaced to fix this? And how this can be fixed?
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Forian



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject:

Did that object happen to be magnetized in any way Confused
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bnts1993



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject:

to tell you the truth I do not know, I am fixing this for a friend and she said that it was flickering and also there was 1 green line going down the left side so she put on the desk to make sure the cables were plugged properly and didnt clear the desk but she didnt say what it was laying on? Confused
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Forian



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject:

Well, if you have warranty, call Dell tell them you turned on your computer and this happened.

If not, it maybe worth getting a new monitor vs. repairing it.

I would really like to know what it was laying so I could get a better perspective of what happened.

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goretsky



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: LCD Monitor pictures included please help!! [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hello,

It looks like the actual LCD screen has been cracked. You might be able to find a replacement screen, however, I suspect it will be less expensive to purchase a new LCD display then to get it repaired.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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bern



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:25 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

bnts1993 wrote:
to tell you the truth I do not know, I am fixing this for a friend and she said that it was flickering and also there was 1 green line going down the left side so she put on the desk to make sure the cables were plugged properly and didnt clear the desk but she didnt say what it was laying on? Confused


Sounds to me like it was going bad, perhaps broken/failing circuit board traces or solder joints, and moving/laying it down on the desk finished the job.

If out of warranty, almost certainly cheaper to buy a new one rather than trying to fix it.
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PhotoCarp



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: LCD Monitor pictures included please help!! [Login to view extended thread Info.]

goretsky wrote:

It looks like the actual LCD screen has been cracked. You might be able to find a replacement screen, however, I suspect it will be less expensive to purchase a new LCD display then to get it repaired.


Ditto what he said. While I've never seen a real cracked LCD screen I once had a project where I had to make one looked cracked (as if it had been shot) and research proved that's what they look like.

I'll bet it's toast. You can always hang it on the wall as art Wink
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drwho07



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: LCD Monitor pictures included please help!! [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I have a laptop that was given to me because of a screen that got cracked in an overhead luggage rack on an air plane.

Although all cracked screens don't look exactly alike, that picture sure looks like a cracked screen to me.
The curving diagonal line down across the screen would be the crack.

Complete replacement of that monitor would be my best advise.
They appear to be made to be thrown away when they fail, rather than being repaired, like the old CRT's were.

The Screen has got to be the most expensive part in the monitor.

Good Luck,
The Doctor Cool
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