How I taught my friend to repair LCD monitors
Learning LCD monitor repair can help you on the path to technological independence. In this modern age, we spend our entire lives surrounded by technology, and we are very dependent upon it. And our dependence upon it also translates into dependence on those who manufacture and maintain that technology. Which is all perfectly alright, so long as those who maintain our technology don't start to take advantage of our dependence and relative ignorance.
But this is exactly what has begun to happen. As a reasonably technologically savvy person myself, I've often watched repair specialists for laptops charge a disproportionately large amount for a job that I could have done myself, and which I would have found comparatively easy to do. So when a friend of mine came to me with a laptop that was giving him trouble, it was virtually a pleasure to steer him towards repairing it himself.
Because the fact is that most of these little LCD monitor repair issues can really be repaired ourselves. All we need is a little confidence and a little knowledge. Of course it takes some effort to acquire that knowledge, but, let's face it, it doesn't take that much effort to download a technical manual for your laptop from the manufacturer's website and to read through it. Just doing that simple thing give you a working knowledge of what's inside your laptop, and makes it that much easier for you to set it right when it inevitably goes wrong. Because the fact is that electronics will go wrong, no matter what you do or how much care you take. And that's exactly why you should know how to correct them.
In the case of my friend's laptop, there were some dark lines wavering across his screen, and I knew that without corrective measures, his screen was going to shut down altogether. However, I knew where the problem was. Almost anyone who has done any reading up on laptop screen LCD issues on the net knows that these issues tend to run to nest in the capacitors.
In the case of my friend's laptop, those black lines wavering across his screen pointed to a problem in the power supply, a problem that could probably be traced to a blown filter capacitor. In this case, as in many other cases of replacing blown capacitors, the greatest challenge to me was in simply getting the thing open. Yes, it takes a lot of care to get a monitor open, because demoniac manufacturers use a clip to seal it together. After I finally pried it apart, it was a snap to find the failed capacitor and replace it. They're easy to recognize, failed capacitors are round on top, and good ones are flat. All you need after this to complete your LCD monitor repair is a soldering iron.