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I am a super noob at this and never done anything before like this but want to try. Here is the problem I have Samsung SyncMaster 226BW that is known for bad capacitors and I think I am a victim of this and want to try to repair the monitor before shelling out at least $133 bucks for a new monitor.
There are some tutorials on how to open up my monitor and check but I still am gathering information on how to all do this as I never done it before.
Someone suggested that I should discharge the capacitors what makes sense. My plan was to unplug the monitor and then wait a few hours. Open it up what probably be an hour or 2 and then check what capacitors I need and then get them.
So this probably would be 2 to 4 hours when all said and done.
I don't really want to start buying every tool under the sun for this one job but I of course want to do it safely.
I am wondering how many hours should I leave it unplugged till I start working on it?
According to some repair kits you can buy on ebay to fix my monitor problem these are the most common ones that go
- 820uF-25V 105ºC Capacitor
- 680uF-25V 105ºC Capacitor
- 330uF-25V 105ºC Capacitor
- 47uF-50V 105ºC Capacitor
How long should I wait?
Not sure if this makes a difference but the computer monitor will have been on for 8 hours before unplugging.