I recently decided to give self-repairing the old electronics I have lying around a try. Mainly my old LCD/LED Monitor. Which seems to have power issues.
Symptoms: When plugged in the Monitor LED (Power Indicator) appears to turn on then off after a couple secs.
On a good day it turns on, and remains on and functions normally for a day or 2 then randomly shuts off during use then it would refuse to power on again showing no power LED until after a day or 2 of rest.
Which "LED" me here, haha.
I read that with age (8 year old monitor) the electrolytic capacitors can be the culprit. So I did a tear down and found 2 electrolytic caps on the base (The rest appears to be solid caps). One rated at 33uF/100v and the other 220uF/25v.
Now where I live there are no Frys/ or Radio shacks. So I only have found caps rated at 47uf/400v and 220uF/35v.
I'm hoping the monitor is just a simple case of replacing the caps.
Additional Note: My monitor uses an external power brick (I've tried a different brick, same symptoms). The Capacitors I'm talking about are in the base of the monitor where the power brick connects. The monitor is an HP x2301.
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