Common items you passed up that turned rare when you wanted them
jcwren at jcwren.com
Tue Jan 31 15:36:56 CST 2006
An ESR meter is a handy device. <URL:
http://clientes.netvisao.pt/greenpal/evb1.htm >. In addition to this,
you should still use a VOM to check for a shorted cap, and a capacitance
meter to verify the value. The ESR meter is nice because it works
> In article <200601311445.58666.rtellason at blazenet.net>,
> "Roy J. Tellason" <rtellason at blazenet.net> writes:
>> On Tuesday 31 January 2006 01:55 pm, Richard wrote:
>>> I do have one monitor. I haven't tried to power it up, but written on the
>>> case is the word "DIM", presumably identifying a failure in the monitor
>>> somewhere. I've never repaired monitors, so I'm not sure what a dim image
>>> is suppose to indicate. Failing HV drive circuitry?
>> Power supply problems more likely than anything else. Maybe caused by weak
>> capacitors, as those will age more than any other part. Other failure modes
>> will all (mostly) cause an outright failure.
> Other than checking for obvious shorts and opens, what's a good way to
> check a (safely discharged) capacitor for such problems?
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