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Old 01-27-2018, 04:16 PM   #221
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Default Re: Benq G2255 doesn't power on - amber power light when plugged in

Eureka! It works. With the blue wire with 1K resistor into 3.3V and the BRT_ADJ wire with 10K resistor in 3.3V (I changed from 5V to 3.3V), with Frankie in C817 the lights come on and stay on!!!

I am so excited that I didn't take any voltage measurements because it works!

Ok, so do you want me to take measurements or do we go to the main board now and try and get that thing to run? Tks guys!
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:58 PM   #222
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It only took us 12 pages. I commend you for sticking with it. We took the long way around to find out that there was no problem with the board, but hopefully you learned a lot about the inverter section. Don't need any measurements, just leave lights on for a good while to make sure they stay on.

Now that we've finished the "easy" part, you ready to get to the main board?
This thread got so long, you should probably start a new one for part II - main board. I guess you could put links in both.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:08 PM   #223
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Ooops, I checked if they were on, and they stay on (looking through the back near the wires going to the CFL), but when I looked at the screen they are flickering....could it just be resistor values on the jumpers?

When I turn on AC they come on bright and then within a fraction of a second start to flicker, constant regular flicker?

As far is sticking with it, you Will are the main reason why I did, you have been so patient and I have learnt so much, I have to really thank you for it. And yes, am I ready for the main board!

But do I do any more tests to get rid of that flickering?

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Old 01-27-2018, 05:19 PM   #224
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Flickering is not good. Like I mentioned a page or so back, what are the odds that both boards would fail for different reasons at the same time? The flickering could be related to not having the correct inputs on the jumpers. As long as the lamps are coming on, I'd leave it until you see what happens with good main board inputs. The flickering means that something is not happy, so I wouldn't leave them on for long periods, as I recommended above.

If you're feeling adventurous, I guess you could go back and change each thing back to what it was until you hit which one was causing the lamps not to come on. Then you could zone in on that one cause and try to eliminate the flicker. (BRT_ADJ, POWER sav, capacitor)

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Old 01-27-2018, 06:04 PM   #225
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I think I will leave them for now and start a new thread for the main board. See you in a few!
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Old 01-27-2018, 06:15 PM   #226
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This thread continues here:

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=67285
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:09 PM   #227
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It only took us 12 pages. I commend you for sticking with it.
Well, I have to say, I commend you ALL for being so patient and persistent... and it looks like it paid off in the end - you got the inverter working.

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Maybe we should go to the lamp route, and use Budm's method with one of the F13TT lamps I have. I could plug it into the CN801 and see if the lamps go out?

What do you think?
It's definitely something you should consider trying in the future if you want to save time. Of course, you probably wouldn't have learned as much from that endeavor as much as you did from this one.

That said, if you do plan to do more monitor repairs in the future, eBay and AliExpress also have cheap 1, 2 and 4-lamp pre-built inverters. These can be very handy if you want to test lamps. Here are a few examples:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-5-28V-1.../173002933466?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Lamp-Back.../182959252359?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-1.../263014692288?

For $3-5 each, these inverters are pretty much a must-have for anyone that works on LCD monitors. Either that, or get some LED kits and retrofit the monitor with LED backlights. Of course that's easier said than done. Mostly due having to open the LCD. Speaking of which:

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You can only open that panel, it's not hard but tedious. Changing the cfl desoldering the old and resoldering the new in the manner that fits inside the panel instead is a pain in the arse...
+10000000000
I did a CCFL replacement on a 22" HP, and to say that it was a pain in the butt is an understatement - it's lots of trial and error and cutting and trimming and refitting until everything can be closed back up. And on top of that, if you're not careful and don't have a very clean work area, those polarizing sheets in the LCD will pick up all sorts of dust, dirt, and linens - essentially really making the repair ugly if not careful. Luckily, I've read about other people making that mistake, so I was extremely careful and it all turned out okay. But it's definitely something I don't want to do again, if it can be avoided.
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:13 AM   #228
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Default Re: Benq G2255 doesn't power on - amber power light when plugged in

Thanks Momaka for this info. I am certainly going to look into getting one of these.

A question come to mind however, how are they powered not AC ? Is it simply putting 5V - 28V DC input?

Funny, the third one does not ship to Canada?

Also, which one should I get...my former repair the cfl's had 2 connectors each, whereas the one I am working on now, there is only one connector top and bottom?

Tks again!

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Old 01-29-2018, 09:13 AM   #229
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Yes, these inverters are powered by a DC input. Essentially they are made so that you can directly connect them to the existing power supply in the LCD monitor and completely replace the original inverter. If you look around, some of those inverters even have dimming control (so your logic board can control the backlight brightness), in addition to having an On/Off signal.

As to which one to get...
For testing, I recommend either only the 1 or 2-tube inverter - that way, you should be able to isolate which CCFL tube or assembly is having issues.
For full inverter replacement, the 4-tube inverter should be able to acomodate most monitors. Just keep in mind that there are different inverter designs on eBay: some might have the CCFL connectors in awkward spots that may not allow you to easily connect your CCFLs. In addition to that, the PCB sizes of different designs can vary a little - so depending on how much space you have in your monitor, you might need to get a specific size to make things fit.

Regarding the monitor that has only one connector on the top and bottom...
Are the wires going to each CCFL very thick, or is one thin and the other one thick? The former could indicate that there are two CCFLs in series for the top and the same for the bottom. I think those assemblies usually require an inverter that runs at a higher voltage. I've only seen it a few times though.
However, if each CCFL assembly has one thick and one thin wire (the latter case above), then you probably have a monitor with only two CCFLs total. If that's the case, then you can test that only with the 2-tube CCFL inverter.

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Funny, the third one does not ship to Canada?
No worries. There are 10s (if not 100's) of sellers for these things on eBay and Ali Express. So if you search around, you should be able to find a seller that ships to you. I just picked the first (cheapest) inverter that appeared on eBay for each type and posted it here. Mine cost me $5 when I got it a few years back. So if you look at the more expensive ones, you should be able to find one that ships to Canada.

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Old 01-30-2018, 05:50 PM   #230
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Ok, thanks for the guidance Momaka!
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