[rescue] Fixed LCD's?
mh1272 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 13:07:55 CST 2014
Frankly, a recommendation for "you can get a decent no
name iron for 40 or sob is not very helpful for someone without any
experience in this area. Without a manufacturer model number, it is
impossible for a novice to decide whether a bno name ironb is actually a
good soldering iron. Specifics help novices find things (and possibly
knowledgable people to help in learning).
On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 8:35 PM, Nick B <nick at pelagiris.org> wrote:
> 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
> >> in addition to learning to solder well enough to tackle this process.
> >> hereb s another reason people chuck failed LCDs in the binb the high
> >> of
> >> entry to be able to do repairs. I would think that I would have to sell
> >> 10
> >> repaired monitors to cover the cost of equipment/supplies.
> >> The second set of suggested equipment with supplies would be at least
> >> 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
> >> the
> >> dump where we take our garbage. No extra gas needed.)
> >> The biggest issues for me personally are (1) finding someone or some
> >> to train me how to do this process
> > http://badcaps.net
> > 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.
> >> 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
> > or "just outside warranty".
> > Your hit rate should be something like 90% from my experience.
> > --Toby
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