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#225592 25-Nov-2017 12:00
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Hi all,

So I was sitting working the other day when one of my 2 Dell monitors just powered off.  As in the screen went dark, and the blue light behind the power switch went off.  Now it won't turn on.

There was no bang, pop, smoke, etc.  I have tried another power cord, and even a 12V adapter (although I didn't get the amps rating of it) and nothing. 

Is there anything I can do? Do these have an internal fuse?

I would really like to get it working since its a match to the second monitor I use.

Thanks all!


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  #1908260 27-Nov-2017 09:13
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Anything is fixable. Could cost anywhere from $70 - $500+

 

so is it worth it. Of course not.
Old monitors have very little value , try trademe for another.

 

It wont be just a fuse. Even if the fuse blew (if it has one) there will be another fault that caused the fuse to blow
The days of repairing these are well & truly gone

 

 


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  #1913599 5-Dec-2017 22:26
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I've been nursing an aging Dell 2907W which has had fading whites, and that vertical line problem for the last year.  I like 16:10 screens, and was misserable at the thought of having to pay >$2k for a new monitor (I won't trust Dell again).  Then I thought if I go to a bigger screen size I'll be OK with the much cheaper 16:9 options.  So instead of paying $2400 for an HP Z30i, I got a BenQ PD32000Q for just $850, and I love it.  It fits nicely with the two 24 inch screens I use one each side in portrait mode, and the colour and brightness are perfectly fine.





Trevor Dennis
Rapaura (near Blenheim)

 
 
 
 


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  #1913606 5-Dec-2017 22:48
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There is a good chance that it will cost $5 if YOU fix it. Open it up and replace any "bulging caps". Google for photos.  The labour charges are not worth paying someone else ($95 +GST ish).


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  #1913632 5-Dec-2017 23:04
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I have a 27" Dell Ultrasharp 1440P Monitor surplus to requirements going for $600 if you decide against repairing.

 

 


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  #1913636 5-Dec-2017 23:27
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I think that is the model I have got for one of my displays. It has a problem from time to time when part of the backlight doesn't turn on, so you get a shadown on part of the screen. I don't think it is one of their better displays, as it doesn't measure up well compared to my ultrasharp IPS screens. So it may not be worth investing money in getting it fixed. Plenty of ex-lease screens on trademe if you wnt something cheaper,  and you may get a model that matches.


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