[rescue] Caps on LCD monitors
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Feb 12 07:28:25 CST 2014
On 12/02/14 4:07 AM, Peter Stokes wrote:
>> On 12 Feb 2014, at 02:06, Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
>>> appears to have been an
>>> issue mainly around 2001-7.
>> I believe it's an issue with *all* caps, but most of these inverter boards
> are just particularly cheap Chinese ones, with cheap and nasty Chinese caps.
>> But all of them effectively have obsolescence built in, leading to these
> monitors with their sophisticated non-renewable components being treated as
> consumables (I saw several in a dumpster just today).
>> My fix rate is also > 90%, and myself, friends, neighbours and family have
> scored some very nice monitors as a result.
> I was purely reiterating what I had read on the web and although historically
> electrolytics do have a habit of blowing their tops, I do not recall it being
> so common back in 80 and 90s, sure the odd on in a PSU, but 10 on one
> board...... The item I read said that the issue was new suppliers in China
> with the 'mix' not being stable, I assume they are now either out of business
> or have it sorted.....
There have been occasional publicised quality incidents, but basically
ALL such power boards have a limited lifespan. There will be a constant
stream of LCDs in dumpsters forever.
>>> Peter Stokes
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