Fixing a Broken Gaming Monitor for CHEAP - DIY

  • Published: 09 July 2019
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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   5 months back

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    • Bill Killernic
      Bill Killernic  2 days back

      Is that guy an engineer? "they are either 100% or 0%" that means that the odds are 50% you dimwit

    • AppelMusss
      AppelMusss  4 days back

      Can u plssss fix my pc I wanten to buy my first pc but i didnt have allot of money so i buygt a second hand pc but it dossent realy work

    • Code Breaker
      Code Breaker  2 months back

      newly fix monitor place at the edge of table for testing

    • dawson gamblin
      dawson gamblin  3 months back

      i been looking at aliexplress replacement parts for my gx501 and it's surprising that you can get pretty much everything on there for a decent price, you still need the heatsink and the speakers and screw and a few ods and ends but you can get almost the whole laptop in parts. and it's surprisingly low commitment to put together. i just did a repaste on mine and it took 20 mins? i think and that was with all the gross cooked on thermal paste from the 2 years i've had it. and it's pretty easy to put back together

    • Harry Potter
      Harry Potter  4 months back

      Linus Tech Tips 50% chance of working

  • GWR C
    GWR C  6 days back

    smart people

    • Alexander Ortiz
      Alexander Ortiz  7 days back

      what is exactly cheap about this the tool kit alone is 60 bucks

      • Greg Christie
        Greg Christie  1 weeks back

        save 180$ and no warranty

        • ZAD720
          ZAD720  2 weeks back

          Ugghhh my ultras monitor was broken by the cat 😭😭

          • Don Mega
            Don Mega  2 weeks back

            many sellers on aliexpress are just dropshippers to real chinese websites such as taobao. meaning they'll make an order on your name and take the difference in price as their profit. common reason for cancellation is cos the seller couldn't find the monitor at the moment.

            • Killermuffin LP
              Killermuffin LP  3 weeks back

              1:50 Just like when I turn my PC on

              • ManualFocusShow
                ManualFocusShow  3 weeks back

                That would be 50/50 odds lol

                • KyroxFN
                  KyroxFN  3 weeks back

                  Pls Came to me

                  • Robert
                    Robert  4 weeks back

                    activate windows

                    • S4if Kill3r
                      S4if Kill3r  4 weeks back

                      who else broke their monitor after getting mad for losing in a game

                      • SliZz Bronze
                        SliZz Bronze  4 weeks back

                        I have a 23 inch cracked DELL monitor.
                        Is it possible to fix it mate ???
                        Please help

                        • Jerzy Carranza
                          Jerzy Carranza  4 weeks back

                          DIY or DYI? Nice title Linus

                          • Sebastián Romero
                            Sebastián Romero  4 weeks back

                            Hey I have an Acer gn246hl Bbid 144hz 1ms with 3D. Guess what, is broken. Where can I find the panel to replace it?

                            • Williams2809
                              Williams2809  1 months back

                              This is useless. You are just buying another monitor.

                              • TripoNL
                                TripoNL  1 months back

                                i cant find my panel number

                                • Th4t0neGuy
                                  Th4t0neGuy  1 months back

                                  Imagine the guy who put the monitor on ebay watches ltt and sold it since there was no tutorial.

                                  • João Krames
                                    João Krames  1 months back

                                    Here in Brazil, this monitor costs R$5600,00, what a shame..

                                    • Christian Ivander
                                      Christian Ivander  1 months back

                                      I like how alex reply thats fine to linus when he says a huge capacitor, if i touch it ill die.

                                      • Paul Farr
                                        Paul Farr  1 months back

                                        Would 100% or nothing not be a 50% chance of success? 😂

                                        • FRIGIDZ
                                          FRIGIDZ  1 months back

                                          Could you do a ASUS vg248qe 24 inch 144 hz 1ms reponse time lcd panel repair please I can’t find anyone that does it

                                          • Moah
                                            Moah  1 months back

                                            What means diy

                                            • MrRadio1610
                                              MrRadio1610  1 months back

                                              linus .. you are an arrogant ass

                                              • Gabriel Rivero
                                                Gabriel Rivero  1 months back

                                                Does anybody know what panel works with an AOC i2367fh?

                                                I basically got one just given to me and the screen is cracked so I'm trying to see if I can replace it.

                                                • Demon Arshan
                                                  Demon Arshan  2 months back

                                                  DIY video coming from Linus Tech Tips ? nahhh that can't possibly be true

                                                  • E
                                                    E  2 months back

                                                    i feel like Linus hates his employees

                                                    • Acaicia Hogan
                                                      Acaicia Hogan  2 months back

                                                      Panelook sucks. You can enter literally any common monitor type and it'll come up blank

                                                      • Trickonics
                                                        Trickonics  2 months back

                                                        watch this video for more ==

                                                        • A Well Dressed Male Papaya

                                                          nick guhrr

                                                          • nwd
                                                            nwd  2 months back

                                                            after this video broken monitor prices skyrocketted

                                                            • SpidyWebs
                                                              SpidyWebs  2 months back

                                                              Me: Maybe I should try to just fix my monitor instead of getting a brand new one...
                                                              "That's the part where if I accidentally bridge some of these contacts, because I'm pretty sure there are some pretty decent sized capacitors on the other side, I could die"
                                                              Me: ...nvm...

                                                              • Timmarh
                                                                Timmarh  2 months back

                                                                Can someone help me find the panel number for the Acer Predator XB241H
                                                                EDIT: Some guy says he found the right one AUO M240HW01 V8

                                                                • Anhoryx
                                                                  Anhoryx  2 months back

                                                                  F*ck i have a broken samsung monitor! CURVED!

                                                                  • ohma geddon
                                                                    ohma geddon  2 months back

                                                                    This dude is talking about saving tape lmfao bruh

                                                                    • Marc K. Wichmann
                                                                      Marc K. Wichmann  2 months back

                                                                      Where can you buy a loose screen/monitor if yours is broken then?

                                                                      • Yeroc MC
                                                                        Yeroc MC  2 months back

                                                                        Step 1: get $120

                                                                        • 88Spint
                                                                          88Spint  2 months back

                                                                          Gotta say I quite enjoy watching you guys just getting stuff to work out that you intend to use yourselves. Makes it a bit more interesting.

                                                                          • kitcar765
                                                                            kitcar765  3 months back

                                                                            i turned an old imac into a monitor via a ebay circuit board - works a treat and my twin imac desk looks good, with one being a windows rig under the desk

                                                                            • IXINEYO
                                                                              IXINEYO  3 months back

                                                                              But that doesnt effect 144hz refresh?

                                                                              • Not Available
                                                                                Not Available  3 months back

                                                                                Why do you always put things right on the edge of a counter or table? Have you learned nothing?

                                                                                • Wayne Yates
                                                                                  Wayne Yates  3 months back

                                                                                  Wow I could replace a few screws also, if only you guys ACTUALLY WALKED US THROUGH THE WHOLE PROCESS, WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO THE SAME AND SAVE A COUPLE HUNDY...BUT IM SURE YALL NEEDED THE MONEY MUCH MORE THAN ANY OF US LINUS! #BITCHMADELTT

                                                                                  • Wayne Yates
                                                                                    Wayne Yates  3 months back

                                                                                    Does anybody have a clue how he actually obtained the panel details?...every time I search a model number to obtain the panel number I get 0 results...and panelook is the WORST SITE by way of user friendliness...what a sham of a helpful video, this was at best misleading and at worst a FUCKING BS LIE!

                                                                                    • Mergatroid Mania
                                                                                      Mergatroid Mania  3 months back

                                                                                      Cute. Love how easy it was to remove the rear cover from the monitor. Some of the ones I have to deal with are a real pain in the butt to disassemble.

                                                                                      • dcowboys0409
                                                                                        dcowboys0409  3 months back

                                                                                        Alex’s happiness that it actually works is priceless

                                                                                        • Razac
                                                                                          Razac  3 months back

                                                                                          Can’t find a replacement monitor for my Acer Xb271HU :( any suggestions?

                                                                                          • plebex
                                                                                            plebex  3 months back

                                                                                            i broke my monitor with my mouse or headset idk and i dont see 30% of it

                                                                                            • Nghtrider
                                                                                              Nghtrider  3 months back

                                                                                              I recently did this with a Gaming laptop. I bought a Lenova Bluray 14" Ideapad Y480 w/ 8gb DDR3 and 500GB SSD as "Parts" No O.S., 2nd hand from the Goodwill of San Francisco @ auction for $23.00 +13.00 shipping. Had a double line down the left side like someone left a pencil between the screen and keyboard and tried to close it. A new screen Cost me 46.00 from eBay. I installed windows 10 Pro. I get 45 fps in PUBG. I've looked it up it's a older model but still resales over 300.00 "Used" Great Steal!!! Love it, Now you got me looking for one (Ha ha) off ebay. grrrrr

                                                                                              • zoognuff
                                                                                                zoognuff  3 months back

                                                                                                What is that paper method at 13:15?