[rescue] Fixed LCD's?
nick at pelagiris.org
Tue Feb 18 19:35:56 CST 2014
Yeah, while I would not use a 8$ radio shack iron you can get a decent no
name iron for 40 or so, and a solder sucker for a few bucks. Sure, they
won't last long, buy even a hakko iron is only 100 on the low end, new. 3
or 400 is a hell of a lot of iron.
On Feb 18, 2014 5:13 PM, "Toby Thain" <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
> On 18/02/14 4:57 PM, hike wrote:
>> So and based on the information in the thread, it takes at least $300 of
>> equipment/stuff to de-solder a failed cap and resolver a new cap. This is
>> in addition to learning to solder well enough to tackle this process. So,
>> hereb s another reason people chuck failed LCDs in the binb the high cost
>> entry to be able to do repairs. I would think that I would have to sell
>> repaired monitors to cover the cost of equipment/supplies.
>> The second set of suggested equipment with supplies would be at least $800
>> and that would make the break even point even further out.
>> So while some lament the fact of failed hardware being thrown out, it
>> really is a good choice just to take to the recycle and buy a new one at
>> the store/eBay/Craigslist/NewEgg. (For us, there is a recycle place at
>> dump where we take our garbage. No extra gas needed.)
>> The biggest issues for me personally are (1) finding someone or some place
>> to train me how to do this process
> Replace bulging/leaking capacitors.
> There, you're trained. That site will also teach you to make other simple
> repairs, like the 18 cent resistor that I mentioned which restored a 24"
> Samsung. Search on the model numbers and board numbers.
> The hardest part of the process is *opening* the damn things.
> > and (2) how to find $300 in my already
> Doesn't cost $300. You can do this with a soldering iron and a brain.
> tight budget. A minor issue is finding a supplier of failed LCDs. There
>> are several businesses that I could contact close to me.
> That should be the easy part. Any dealer in used computer parts will be
> aware of this problem of "mysteriously dead LCDs" -- usually aged 3-5 years
> or "just outside warranty".
> Your hit rate should be something like 90% from my experience.
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