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Blown Monitor?

Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:32 PM

So I got a Raspberry Pi in, and to test it I was using a second monitor with a DVI-HDMI cable for display.

I had a micro-usb plugged into an Apple power block when a nice sized spark went flying. I was 90% sure I'd blown the Pi (6 months or waiting...) so I try and plug my monitor back into my computer. Black screen, power button isn't functioning on it, and it won't respond to anything.

Is it sure-fire blown out, or does anyone have an idea as to what I can do to fix this one? I'd prefer to be able to have it fixed, but if it's dead with no hope.... Moreover I just want to confirm that I'm not going out of my mind over here.

EDIT - Monitor is recognized as unknown 1024x768, but I can't get it to do a thing.

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Re: Blown Monitor?

Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:01 PM

Recognized by what?
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Re: Blown Monitor?

Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:43 PM

4 Computers:
> Linux Mint Debian AMD64
> Linux Mint Ubuntu i386
> Windows XP
> Windows 7 Home x64

EDIT - Likely a blown capacitor, working on re-soldering on new capacitors, hopefully that will fix this issue.

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Re: Blown Monitor?

Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

ok, whats the model number of the monitor that is blown?
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Re: Blown Monitor?

Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

lemur - did this get resolved? What happened?!
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Re: Blown Monitor?

Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:21 PM

I said screw it and bought a new monitor. No blown capacitors, no nothing out of the ordinary that I can really see except it's only recognized as an unknown device on other computers with a max res of 1024x768.
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Re: Blown Monitor?

Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:53 AM

My very first PC that I built myself had a crappy second hand monitor I bought to go with it. That monitor blew up on me at least 4 times before it finally stopped working.

Perhaps this was just the time for your monitor to go Lemur.

Mourn it well :(
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