IIgs monitor info

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IIgs monitor info

Last night when I turned on my monitor it made a sound a bit unusual and louder then normal....the green power light came on then went off. I pressed the monitor power button and turned if off and tried again...same thing. I "lightly" tapped the monitor casing above the power switch and it came on and stayed on.

Same drill this morning when I powered up the monitor, except I had a bit of screen "shaking" but another light tap stablized the display.

I am guessing that I have a short in the power switch or one of the leads coming out of it.

*is this something I could probably fix myself with a soldering gun ( used one a few times)?

*Are parts even available for it?

*better to let a computer/TV repair shop fix it ( if I find one that will work on it)?

*Buy another monitor and save this one for parts?

Suggestions and help welcome!
Jim

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Well I have taken them apar

Well I have taken them apart the monitors to clean. You have to be carefull and not iin a hurry with anything.
Buying a spare for parts might be a good idea if you can get them cheap and have room. Never took apart the on off switch. A better Idea would be to use a power strip.( leave all the swtiches on and use the power strip to turn them all off) So it saves on the all the switches. That is what I do. Or one of those stands that has the switches built into it.

If the contacts burned away not much you can do but replace. But if they are dirty maybe a contact cleaner may help.

Take Care

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Give it a shot...

I 'll take it apart over the weekend and see if it is something obvious. If I mess up I am sure I can replace it off Ebay. I just got a Kensington IIGS system saver from ebay, so I can use it as my on/off switch for the monitor and cpu.

I'm just about convinced now that it would be smart to have as many spare parts and or components I can afford and store.....especially if I want to keep both my GS and IIc run for a few years to come.

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It is possible to have TOO mu

It is possible to have TOO much. Email for pictures. BTW I have a lot of spare parts for sale if you need something.

Take Care

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