Basically, the backlighting on one of our LCD monitors went out. I took it apart, and there's a little circuit board that both backlights plug into, a transformer or inverter or something like that. That board is fried like crazy. There's a little 3mm square chip thats fried, a two-prong circle that used to be blue and it's roasted, two cylinders wrapped in copper wire that have black gunk squirted out of them, and maybe a couple more burnouts I'm not sure. The problem is my DAD hates throwing things away and wants me to "just order another one"... I know they're not orderable, and I'm 99% sure a couple of the burnt pieces aren't even replacable. Is there any way to fix it or is there a good way of telling him to give up? Can I test the backlights to see if they're hosed too, and if so what voltage do they take?
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4/3/07 at 5:11pm