Is my Dell SE198WFP LCD monitor about to die?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Vierkantdel, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Vierkantdel

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 24, 2013
    So, I have a Dell monitor from 2008? Something like that. But recently it started to create a horrible whine which even my brother of 19 years old can hear!
    I have posted on other forums already, but my question is, in case it's a bad capacitor or inductor on the TCON board or transformer board, how can I tell if it's bad? I'm new in circuit engineering so I try to learn the basics.

    Sincerely, a hopeful person willing to restore equipment.
  2. 123445

    New Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    LCDs are so cheap today buy a new one just about lowest 100€=150$ :D
    - Help the poor economy also by buying new products :rolleyes:
  3. Externet

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 29, 2005
    That was a stupid comment...:mad:
    This is an electronics forum, not a shopping spree forum.

    Repairing is worth doing, inclusive learning from the attempt. Instead of buying a new one to fill the f$%&" chinese pockets, the money saved will still promote trading other items.


    Open the monitor carefully and locate the origin of the noise, perhaps with the help of one end of a hose stuck to your ear and sweeping its other end close by the circuitry. Come back with observations.

    -"Never wrestle with a pig, you will end all dirty and the pig will have enjoyed it"-
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  4. MrChips


    Oct 2, 2009
    Agreed. Every time we repair and reuse an item is one good deed for our planet.