Could having just one bad capacitor prevent a monitor from turning on?
I happened to find a Viewsonic VE910B LCD monitor just sitting on the side of the road with a bunch of other garbage. I figured I'd take a look and see if there was anything I could do.
When you plug in the power, The status LED turns green for about a second, then just goes black. The power button doesn't seem to do anything.
I took the display apart, and looking at the board, I can see only one 470 uf 16V capacitor that looks like it could be blown. I can't see anything else on the board that could be suspect.
Could just one small cap like this prevent the unit from turning on? I kinda figured I'd be seeing a bunch of blown caps. Because it's just one, I'm wondering if there's something else that got damaged. (I'm living on a small Caribbean island and power surges are common - unfortunately I can't really just go pick up a new cap to test it)
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Last edited by allisolm; 02-06-2013 at 01:02 PM.
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