Screen Tablet malarky => Monitors => Topic started by: bacon on April 24, 2007, 05:40:32 PM

Title: No display?
Post by: bacon on April 24, 2007, 05:40:32 PM
Hey I'm planning on starting my own build soon, and I'm currently tracking down parts on ebay.

Here's the question:

I found a Samsung Syncmaster 15" for super cheap, it powers on but there is no display and the seller would rather buy a new one than fix it.  Is this a fixable problem, thus providing me with an easy $20 monitor, or would it be a waste of my resources to scoop it up?

Title: Re: No display?
Post by: Drewid on April 24, 2007, 08:32:20 PM
Hi Bacon, welcome to the forum.

Tricky one.  If there really is zero on the display the I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. 
If there is a display showing but no light (really really dark), then you could replace the light tubes with new tubes or LEDs.

Title: Re: No display?
Post by: bacon on April 24, 2007, 08:46:47 PM
Sounds like theres no display at all.  Anyway, I found a working monitor that I hope I can get fairly cheap (well under 100, with any luck). It's an HP Pavilion F50... any reason I should avoid this one?  it's got an external power supply, which I've heard lots of praise for.

Title: Re: No display?
Post by: Chems on April 24, 2007, 08:56:14 PM
If its been dropped or such then you could assume the LCD is knackered. But if its powering up and you cant see anything on the screen its probably just a case of broken/blown CFFC bulbs.

To solve this I refer you to my sig, "He who dares draws on a DIY Cintiq" if you wanna do it cheap you mite wanna risk it.

Thou if your not to sure about the whole build process I dont recommened starting off with faulty components as its just going to make it harder.