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Admitting defeat

A few months ago I tried to fix an old monitor that had gone, literally, on the blink. As it was an intermittent fault, it seemed to have worked, but it didn’t last. I tried one more trick, replacing the large cylindrical capacitor in the centre of the beige circuit board below, but that didn’t help. I think the larger ones can break more subtly, rather than bulging or popping like the little ones.

ViewsonicCircuitSo it’s been taken to the tip household recycling centre.

ViewsonicScrappedI could’ve carried on replacing components at little cost, but you do have to admit defeat sometime!