Introduction

The VGA Port allows for an external source to display an image onto the monitor by using a VGA cable. If the VGA Port is damaged, an image might not display onto the monitor.

Use the #1 Phillips head screw driver to remove each 13.75mm length screw from the rear panel. The screw alone with the ports is a different size than the rest, its length is 12mm. The screw alone with the ports is a different size than the rest, its length is 12mm.
  • Use the #1 Phillips head screw driver to remove each 13.75mm length screw from the rear panel.

  • The screw alone with the ports is a different size than the rest, its length is 12mm.

Insert the heavy duty spudger in between the monitors back panel and its frame. Use the heavy duty spudger to pry open the back panel.
  • Insert the heavy duty spudger in between the monitors back panel and its frame.

  • Use the heavy duty spudger to pry open the back panel.

  • Over aggressive prying could break the tabs holding the back panel in place.

Remove the navigation button connector by pulling while holding down its thumb tab.
  • Remove the navigation button connector by pulling while holding down its thumb tab.

Remove the screen connector by gripping  its sides and gently pulling while wiggling back and forth.
  • Remove the screen connector by gripping its sides and gently pulling while wiggling back and forth.

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For the ribbon cable, Lift the tab from the side facing the inside of the mother board with your fingernail or a spudger. Remove the cable by pulling while lifting slightly. If the cable does not come out easily, than the secure tab may not be fully opened.
  • For the ribbon cable, Lift the tab from the side facing the inside of the mother board with your fingernail or a spudger.

  • Remove the cable by pulling while lifting slightly.

  • If the cable does not come out easily, than the secure tab may not be fully opened.

Remove each of the 5mm length screws attaching the motherboard to the body of the monitor using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver. Remove each of the 5mm length screws attaching the motherboard to the body of the monitor using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver. Remove each of the 5mm length screws attaching the motherboard to the body of the monitor using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove each of the 5mm length screws attaching the motherboard to the body of the monitor using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.

Using both hands, lift the board off of the monitor body by the motherboards base. Using both hands, lift the board off of the monitor body by the motherboards base.
  • Using both hands, lift the board off of the monitor body by the motherboards base.

Gently place the motherboard on a static free surface.
  • Gently place the motherboard on a static free surface.

  • It is imperative that this is done on a static free surface, as any discharge of static electricity can 'fry' your motherboard and render it useless.

Desolder the four regions in the area indicated on the back side of the motherboard using a soldering iron and some desoldering wick. The VGA Port should fall off the board if all of the solder is removed.
  • Desolder the four regions in the area indicated on the back side of the motherboard using a soldering iron and some desoldering wick.

  • The VGA Port should fall off the board if all of the solder is removed.

If the VGA Port does not fall off the board, try tugging on it with your hand.
  • If the VGA Port does not fall off the board, try tugging on it with your hand.

  • The VGA Port may be too hot to touch right after desoldering.

  • Excessive tugging could damage the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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