- Apr 10, 2019
When it's things like arcade CRT's, it's not as bad, since those are usually a lot of single layer PCBs which are the easiest by far to desolder and clear the thru hole. The problem is when you fast forward to shit like PVM's, you have dual (or more? IDK) layer PCBs with fucktons of caps everywhere. Start getting into SMD stuff... A shotgun recap as maintenance isn't something I would even consider on a PVM or newer multi-sync monitor. I would agree that 'dread' is accurate for that kind of work.Well then fuck that. lol Sick of people trying to convince me I should do anything but dread recapping.
For the monitor I have, it's not really practical to do it that way. There's maybe a hundred of them, and the PCBs would have to be disassembled (from each other) before you could reach them for desoldering.I you're only worried about ESR then yea. I totally get not wanting to desolder them to test them, it's a pain, but for capacitance it's the only good way.
Your idea to check esr in circuit isn't bad, I hope you can find your issue.For the monitor I have, it's not really practical to do it that way. There's maybe a hundred of them, and the PCBs would have to be disassembled (from each other) before you could reach them for desoldering.
From just looking at them, none of them of are bulging/leaking (the ones I can see easily, anyway).
The PVM has weird problems (that it didn't have when I first got it). Such, the sync doesn't work on RGB, and I can't scroll through the options on the service menu (either using the remote, or the controls on the front of the monitor).
I would say the largest fold outs are probably 11x24, I could measure to be sure.How large are the pages unfolded? I have access to a large flatbed scanner at work.
This is a thought for sure, I have an EOS Digital camera, or my new phone has a 'scan' mode which isn't terrible. A proper scan would still probably be better.DSLR and photoshop?
That's a thought; something I could pick up from the Amazon?Handheld scanner?
There are several, like the whole 2nd half of the manual.My scan bed is slightly larger than 11x17, unfortunately. It could still be doable by scanning in two sections and combining images in Photoshop, it would just be a lot of work if there are a lot of fold out pages.