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.

  1. Use the #1 Phillips head screw driver to remove each 13.75mm length screw from the rear panel.
    • 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.

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  2. Insert the heavy duty spudger in between the monitors back panel and its frame.
    • 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.

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

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    • 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.

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

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

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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