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From: "T. Pardy"
Subject: Re: Interesting Problem Here...?
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Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 04:03:06 GMT
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I have a question for you... I want to fix the problem myself, I have a lot
of experience in soldering so I though that I would try this myself. The
only problem is I don't know how discharge the energy that is supposedly
being stored within the monitor? What do you think?
"Robert Baer" wrote in message
> "T. Pardy" wrote:
> > I forgot to say that once before when it happened, I was just about to
> > out and buy a new monitor when all of a sudden it popped back on(the red
> > gun)!
> > Does this mean anything?
> > Thanks
> > "Sam" wrote in message
> > news:email@example.com...
> > > Does color return when you whack side of monitor?
> > > Look up "Monitor help, 6091 19" on this news group.The info i found
> > > there and at repairfaq.org helped me get my monitor cured of same
> > > symptoms.
> > >
> > > "T. Pardy" wrote in message
> > news:...
> > > > I was reading a newsgroup today, actually this one when all the RED
> > colors
> > > > in my monitor disappeared??? Now the color looks extremely strange!
> > > > cool blue looking in fact. Is this the red color gun burnt in my
> > monitor??
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > >
> > > > Travis'
> When one color gun goes out or looks intermittent, it is almost
> *always* the case of a bad solder joint on the PCB that has the CRT
> And that happens over time due to the stress applied by a sponge-like
> material between the monitor case and that PCB, along with
> electromigration of the solder at monitor temperatures.
> I have re-soldered many of these, giving 1-4 years more service.
> Any reasonably experienced electronic technician can do this.
> BUT be advised, a shop that repairs monitors will charge so much that
> the difference in cost for a good used monitor is not much.
> So find someone to fix it "on the side" for a few dollars.
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