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    Default Monitor capacitor replacement cost

    It seems like my monitor has bad capacitors - stays on for 2 seconds then goes off, won't turn on. Unplug it for 5 mins, and it might stay on for 2 seconds... It's 5 years old.

    How much would capacitor replacement cost?

    Worth it or should I just buy a new one?
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    Default Re: Monitor capacitor replacement cost

    Just fixed my Samsung SyncMaster 226BW - 4 capacitors $14 & a piece of cake to do.
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    Default Re: Monitor capacitor replacement cost

    unless you do it yourself , not worth it. Unless it was a very high end, very large, expensive monitor

    A new 22" is about $200
    a used, excellent condition ex-lease 22" monitor $125 .
    Those arnt even the cheapest prices.

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    Default Re: Monitor capacitor replacement cost

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Just fixed my Samsung SyncMaster 226BW - 4 capacitors $14 & a piece of cake to do.
    Whats a good place to buy capacitors? Jaycar?

    Never soldered anything before, seems reasonably straight forward though?

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    unless you do it yourself , not worth it. Unless it was a very high end, very large, expensive monitor
    Guessed as much. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Monitor capacitor replacement cost

    Element 14 are where I get them.
    Did a Viewsonic vx2233w today, total cost of caps ~$8,
    about 2 hours including dis-assembly and reassembly.

    As BM says, easy enough, provided they are what is at fault.
    Get a desoldering pump, they make the job a lot easier
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    Default Re: Monitor capacitor replacement cost

    Quote Originally Posted by Cato View Post
    Whats a good place to buy capacitors? Jaycar?

    Never soldered anything before, seems reasonably straight forward though?



    Guessed as much. Thanks.
    Yep, got mine at Jaycar's but if you've never soldered anything before things can be a bit tricky, especially un-soldering the old ones without shorting things or overheating other components.

    Getting some monitors apart can also cause you grief with little latches in the most obscure places.

    What breed and model is it?

    You need to start by pulling it apart before you need to worry about getting capacitors.
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    Default Re: Monitor capacitor replacement cost

    LG W2261VP.

    It decided to start working again. This has happened 3 times in the past two weeks.
    Not sure if I should pulling it apart just yet.
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    Default Re: Monitor capacitor replacement cost

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
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    Getting some monitors apart can also cause you grief with little latches in the most obscure places.

    What breed and model is it?

    You need to start by pulling it apart before you need to worry about getting capacitors.
    I was trying to disassemble a LG monitor a while ago, and it was almost impossible to pull it apart without breaking any of the plastic clips/latches!

    Maybe, they are not designed to be repaired!

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    Default Re: Monitor capacitor replacement cost

    Yes to get the back off I think you have to start by taking the front off on LG Monitors.

    There are lots of helpful Video's on You Tube one being HERE
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    Whoops, link didn't work, try again. HERE
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