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Old 12-17-2011, 12:47 AM   #21
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Default Re: A guide on how to troubleshoot 2 seconds to black

Part 3

Misc suggestions

1) Post clear focused pictures in the following format. Please DO NOT post pictures inline as they slow down the loading of pages.

For best picture quality and clarity take your boards to a window on a sunny day, turn flash off, and use macro mode. Take a top down view of all your boards (front and back). Make sure the photo is legible so that we can read the PCB printing clearly. A shutter speed of 1/125 or faster will produce nice clear focused pictures. Try to get a photo that is 2000x2000 resolution and less than 2MB or as close as possible.

Here is an example of the picture composition we want.

2) Use clear coherent language with grammar and punctuation. If you can't articulate your problem, no one can or will help you.

3) Make an effort and do some research before posting.

4) If you are new, please read the FAQs before posting. You are more likely to get help if you do.

5) Post MORE information that little. A post that says "MY MONITOR DOES NOT WORK. HELP ME" is likely to be ignored. The more information you give, the better.

Changes in revision 0.3

1) added another test for bad CCFLs
2) added an example of poor soldering causing "2 seconds to black"
3) added tutorial link for replacing CCFL
4) added explanation on why bad caps cause "2 seconds to black"
5) added section on bad CCFL wiring with pictures
6) added more links to pictures and case studies
7) added procedure on how to choose replacement caps
8) corrected some grammar
9) removed dead links
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If you are new to this forum, we can help a lot more if you please post clear focused pictures (max resolution 2000x2000 and 2MB) of your boards using the manage attachments button so they are hosted here. Information and picture clarity compositions should look like this post.

We respectfully ask that you make some time and effort to read some of the guides available for basic troubleshooting. After you have read through them, then ask clarification questions or report your findings.

Please do not post inline and offsite as they slow down the loading of pages.

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