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Acer B273H randomly died. Fixable?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting Help' started by elementalelf, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. elementalelf

    elementalelf Member

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    About an hour ago, my Acer B273H monitor suddenly died. Screen went black, power light went off, and a faint click was heard.

    It was running off a power board, as well as a short extension lead. I tried removing both of these and connecting directly to mains, no dice. I then swapped it out for an older LCD I had. Old LCD powers up and works fine, so the cable itself is not the issue.

    The B273H is roughly 4 years old. Only one prior issue which I doubt is relevant(had a vertical line of stuck pixels for a few months, that problem fixed itself though.) I have put it through a hell of a lot of use though. Prior to the monitor blowing, it had been running all night in a room with perhaps 35*c ambient temp and minimal airflow.

    I could open it up and try to figure out whats wrong myself, however I only have a small amount of experience repairing LCD's, and I'm not too confident I could do so without exacerbating the issue. Hence posting here first.

    Is it possible the faint click I heard was a fuse blowing? If so, would it be a simple solder job to replace?

    Cheers.
     
  2. luke o

    luke o Member

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    Throw away society mate, things are designed to only last a year or two. Lucky you got four! You can try fix it yourself if you have electrical skills, or take it to a local repair shop if you have any left in your area.

    Otherwise be a good consumer and bolster Xmas spending by buying up a nice new tasty screen.
     
  3. ShadowBurger

    ShadowBurger Member

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    Bring it to my place mate :)

    We'll either get it going or I'll loan you something til you find a new one
     

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