My girlfriend's flatron just died. Wouldn't turn on this morning. Disconnected it, tried a new power plug, and it lit up. Put it back in place, no dice. Then it would no longer light up anywhere. Tried various outlets too just to be sure.
So, like any good gerbil, I opened it up. I took it apart carefully and i think I located the problem:http://imgur.com/a/dU80x#0
Hopefully that clearly shows what happened. I'm far from an expert electronically so I come to you for advice. I don't even have a solder iron anymore, but I'm picking on up shortly, I have an Xbox wireless received to repair as well. Anywho - iit looks like just that resistor popped. It is a monitor from around 2007 or so, so it's not brand new, but why throw away a perfectly good thing if only 1 piece is bad right?
So it's totally apart and as you can see the damage bubbled onto an adjacent black.. thing? After I heat the pins on remove the resistor to replace, how do I cleanup the leftover gunk? Should I even bother trying to clean it up? Is it at all corrosive or dangerous? What am I dealing with? Thanks for your time! I'm fairly certain this busted resistor is the source of all the problems, I'm hoping it's a clean and easy fix before I shell out for a new monitor.
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