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Select a difficulty level for this entire task (including any prerequisite instructions). The difficulty ranking reflects the experience, physical dexterity, and risk involved.

Very easy

Does not require opening device.


Requires minimal disassembly and requires only basic tools like a Phillips or flat-head screwdriver.


Requires a fair amount of disassembly. This is a task that most people would not perform without instruction.


Requires significant disassembly and may require specialized tasks like soldering.

Very difficult

This task is considered quite challenging, may require specialized tasks like micro-soldering, and may risk damage to the device. If you can do this, people may call you MacGyver on occasion.

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  • 1 × Soldering iron solder
  • 1 × 60 40 Leaded Solder
  • 1 × JimmyMay prove useful on revisions like the AL2216W BL
  • 1 × 64 Bit Driver Kit
  • 1 × helping handsMakes capacitor removal easier
  • 1 × Flathead ScrewdriverThis WILL damage plastic, but works well on stubborn monitors.
  • 2 × 35v 1000uf capacitorReplaces 25V 1000uF capacitor
  • 1 × 10v 1000uf capacitor
  • 2 × 35v 220uf capacitorReplaces 25V 220uF capacitor
  • 1 × 16v 2200uf capacitorEarly supplies only. NOT REQUIRED on capacitor reduced revisions.
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