James Thinks

writing is a kind of thinking

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.

Monitor circuit board

So it's been taken to the ~~tip~~ household recycling centre.

Monitor in skip

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

Category: Technology
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James Bradbury

I write about whatever is on my mind. I do so mostly to help me think more clearly. If other people find it interesting that's good too. :-)