Introduction

The motherboard processes the incoming signals from the computer and directs the monitor to display the desired image.

Lay the monitor on a flat surface so that the back is facing up.
  • Lay the monitor on a flat surface so that the back is facing up.

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Grab the hinge cover with both hands on either side of the stand. Squeeze inwards with your thumbs and fingers and lift up to remove the hinge cover.
  • Grab the hinge cover with both hands on either side of the stand.

  • Squeeze inwards with your thumbs and fingers and lift up to remove the hinge cover.

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Remove the four 12.1 mm Phillips #2 screws that hold the stand to the monitor. Support the monitor while removing the screws to prevent the monitor from falling.
  • Remove the four 12.1 mm Phillips #2 screws that hold the stand to the monitor.

  • Support the monitor while removing the screws to prevent the monitor from falling.

  • Lift up to detach the stand.

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Remove the five 9.5 mm Phillips #2 screws located around the perimeter of the monitor. Remove the five 9.5 mm Phillips #2 screws located around the perimeter of the monitor.
  • Remove the five 9.5 mm Phillips #2 screws located around the perimeter of the monitor.

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Starting at the corner of the monitor, wedge the small plastic opening tool between the back cover and the display bezel. Tilt the plastic opening tool up to separate the back cover from the display bezel. Continue around the perimeter of the monitor until the display bezel comes off.
  • Starting at the corner of the monitor, wedge the small plastic opening tool between the back cover and the display bezel.

  • Tilt the plastic opening tool up to separate the back cover from the display bezel.

  • Continue around the perimeter of the monitor until the display bezel comes off.

  • A reasonable amount of force is necessary to detach the back cover from the display bezel.

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Reposition the monitor so that the back is facing up. Grab the corners of the monitor and jiggle them upwards to detach the back cover from the inside of the monitor.
  • Reposition the monitor so that the back is facing up.

  • Grab the corners of the monitor and jiggle them upwards to detach the back cover from the inside of the monitor.

  • Lift the back cover up.

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Remove the two 5.7 mm Phillips #2 screws located on either side of the EMI shield. Remove the two 5.7 mm Phillips #2 screws located on either side of the EMI shield.
  • Remove the two 5.7 mm Phillips #2 screws located on either side of the EMI shield.

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Using a nut driver (or if necessary, needle-nose pliers), remove the two nuts on either side of the VGA input. Using a nut driver (or if necessary, needle-nose pliers), remove the two nuts on either side of the VGA input.
  • Using a nut driver (or if necessary, needle-nose pliers), remove the two nuts on either side of the VGA input.

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Grab the metal casing by the sides and slide it down towards the bottom of the monitor. Lift up to remove the metal casing. Beware, metal casing is sharp!
  • Grab the metal casing by the sides and slide it down towards the bottom of the monitor.

  • Lift up to remove the metal casing.

  • Beware, metal casing is sharp!

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Remove the beige control cable to the left of the VGA input by pulling it up. Remove the beige control cable to the left of the VGA input by pulling it up.
  • Remove the beige control cable to the left of the VGA input by pulling it up.

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Remove the rainbow-colored power cable by pulling it straight up. Remove the rainbow-colored power cable by pulling it straight up.
  • Remove the rainbow-colored power cable by pulling it straight up.

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Remove the display cable located at the top of the motherboard by pulling it out towards the top of the monitor. Remove the display cable located at the top of the motherboard by pulling it out towards the top of the monitor.
  • Remove the display cable located at the top of the motherboard by pulling it out towards the top of the monitor.

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Remove the three 7.7 mm Phillips #2 screws from the motherboard, and take out the motherboard by lifting it up. Remove the three 7.7 mm Phillips #2 screws from the motherboard, and take out the motherboard by lifting it up. Remove the three 7.7 mm Phillips #2 screws from the motherboard, and take out the motherboard by lifting it up.
  • Remove the three 7.7 mm Phillips #2 screws from the motherboard, and take out the motherboard by lifting it up.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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How does one know weather it's the Motherboard or the PSU? What should the PSU be outputting to check it first? Or any other ways to check it

Tyler Wight - Reply

there are a few things that can help diagnose whether it is the power supply or the circuit board but sometimes it can be both. One thing you can do is just knowing the conditions of the home, did you have some power outage, or blinking of lights during storms and things like that. If you don't have a battery backup sometimes surge protectors are not going to save a system from failure just from power blinking on and off. This can cause backfire like issues that can glitch out the control board or power supply or domino the both. If you see power and the light turns on but when you hit the buttons nothing happens that either means the circuit board is failed because it is unable to process commands, or the power supply is only providing enough power to turn on the circuit board but nothing else. If you can not get a light at all and have tried plugging it in and out over and over and nothing no lights or anything than it is a good bet the power board has failed. If you don'twant to pay repairs take best guess

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