IT Crew: Dell W2306C Monitor Problem

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by huge, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. huge

    huge OT Supporter

    Feb 18, 2004
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    My buddy gave me this monitor yesterday because he can't fix it. It gets a picture, but as soon as I power it on there is a high pitch whine/noise that never goes away. After it's on for about 4 minutes or so, smoke starts to come from the vicinity of the power supply. My questions are:

    1) What is the high pitched whine/noise?

    2) Am I diagnosing this correctly? Is it a bad power supply?

    3) Is it worth it or even possible to replace a monitor's power supply?

    Thanks for you help.
  2. thekraft

    thekraft New Member

    Mar 2, 2005
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    iirc, it's a bad capacitor. Not worth the effort to fix, especially if you have to ask what it is.

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