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Old 03-22-2016, 03:16 PM   #59
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Default Re: Dell 2007FPB teardown

I just wanted to thank all involved for this post.

I was after an old monitor to use on a CCTV system. Being a cheapskate (as I am), rather than buy one, I popped to my local waste & recycling centre and found one of these babies on the scrap pile. As it looked in good nick, I whipped it onto the van, but on getting it home found it wouldn't power up.

I popped her open to check internal fuses and PSU caps all to no avail, then I came across this thread. Sure enough, that 2.7k resistor was open circuit, but I found a suitable candidate on a scrap PIR sensor.

Seems funny that something so small should bring the whole thing to its knees. I assumed it would be a PSU fault and never imagined it would be a resistor hidden under a glob on the USB board.

Still, I'm an electrican by trade, not an electrical engineer, so 230v cables and nuisance tripping RCD's are my cup of tea. I doff my hat to you chaps though; you really know your bananas!

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