Introduction

The VGA input transfers information from the computer to the monitor, so having one that is working properly is important.

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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

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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!

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Set the circuit board down on its own, removed from the rest of the monitor.

  • Flip the circuit board over so that the VGA input is facing upwards.

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  • Using the soldering iron, desolder the VGA input at the indicated locations.

  • Solder the new VGA input into the circuit board at the same locations.

  • Click here for more information on component-level soldering.

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Conclusion

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

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