Fixing a Broken Gaming Monitor for CHEAP - DIY

  • Published: 09 July 2019
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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   2 months back

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    • dawson gamblin
      dawson gamblin  3 weeks 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  2 months back

      Linus Tech Tips 50% chance of working

    • lasarith2
      lasarith2  2 months back

      Every Time I see the Thumbnail in my recommendations, I keep thinking you’re working on Starscream from the Transformers.

    • annoymous
      annoymous  2 months back

      Talk to my school they have square VGA monitors and keyboards from like 2000. The best keyboards are logitek K120s and the pc is Dell optiplex 3060. Spend some on new equipment...

    • Satyajit Deshmukh
      Satyajit Deshmukh  2 months back

      Linus Tech Tips Please video for bios chip broke laptop

    IXINEYO  1 days back

    But that doesnt effect 144hz refresh?

    • Not Available
      Not Available  3 days 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 days back


        • Wayne Yates
          Wayne Yates  3 days 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 days 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  7 days back

              Alex’s happiness that it actually works is priceless

              • Razac
                Razac  1 weeks back

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

                • plebex
                  plebex  1 weeks back

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

                  • Nghtrider
                    Nghtrider  1 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                      What is that paper method at 13:15?

                      • Alan Crome
                        Alan Crome  2 weeks back

                        I love the dynamic sometimes.. Linus is literally like the dad of LTT. Always making I paid for it jokes and generally handling people like they are kids xD it's great

                        • Wilhelm Friessleben
                          Wilhelm Friessleben  2 weeks back

                          Alex: should we do the reasonable thing and test it before putting it together?
                          Linus: The video isn't 10 min yet

                          • Lord Hacks
                            Lord Hacks  2 weeks back

                            12:50 did he not see that white spot

                            • Alex Branton
                              Alex Branton  2 weeks back

                              Whats our success chance?

                              Either 100% or 0%...

                              So... fucking 50% Alex... we let you run heavy machinery? wtf

                              • Dave Perry
                                Dave Perry  3 weeks back

                                Oh Linus, this entire channel is something a little special.

                                • me games
                                  me games  3 weeks back

                                  Does anyone know what is the name of the music that plays midway from 6.30 or so up to 7.30?

                                  • Fortnite TV
                                    Fortnite TV  3 weeks back

                                    i have a samsung curved monitor model number C24F390 it has a smashed screen and i cant find any replacements and i was wondering if it is worth sending it to samsung to fix it or if anyone knows where i can find aa screen replacement

                                    • LittleGaming
                                      LittleGaming  3 weeks back

                                      What is G-Sync?

                                      • El Guru
                                        El Guru  3 weeks back

                                        Better than glass wire, i use simplewall, free and open source!

                                        • ElectronSpark
                                          ElectronSpark  3 weeks back

                                          With my luck I'd get a non-OEM generic screen and an electronics board with glitches, thus giving me nothing but an expensive pile of trash.

                                          • Jordan W
                                            Jordan W  3 weeks back

                                            Repairs the expensive monitor, puts it literally on the edge of the desk in a way it could fall with the slightest tap... I'm getting déjà vu

                                            • Accumulator1
                                              Accumulator1  4 weeks back

                                              I have an older Dell E151FPB monitor. This summer when it got warm, my screen randomly blacks out and starts flickering some dim light near the edge with the green led indicator flashing in unison. When I thump on the outer frame, the screen lights back up, briefly with the Dell emblem then with whatever was displaying on my screen before it blacked out. At times it occurs often. Sometimes I have to thump hard several times for it to come back on. When it is blacked out, pressing the on/off button has no effect.
                                              Can someone please give me ideas the cause and how to fix?

                                              • Michael Wood
                                                Michael Wood  4 weeks back

                                                summit1gs monitor

                                                • Simon says
                                                  Simon says  4 weeks back

                                                  Linus, you never are anyway...

                                                  • Niko Nissinen
                                                    Niko Nissinen  4 weeks back

                                                    *anything happens*
                                                    Linus: "EEEYYYYY! \8D/"

                                                    • Khalid KJ
                                                      Khalid KJ  4 weeks back

                                                      Screen model name for aorus ad27qd gigabyte is M270KCJ-K7B right?

                                                      • Jackie
                                                        Jackie  4 weeks back

                                                        The capacitors wouldn't actually kill you, they'd just put a nice pretty hole in whatever area of your body they made contact with.

                                                        • Daniel Sanchez
                                                          Daniel Sanchez  4 weeks back

                                                          Or you can buy an Amazon warehouse deal of the monitor which is usually an amazing deal and you don't have to put it together

                                                          • Newvegas100
                                                            Newvegas100  4 weeks back

                                                            Alex: *Comes up with idea*
                                                            Linus: I'm about to ruin this mans whole career.

                                                            Jk, or maybe...

                                                            • purelitenite
                                                              purelitenite  1 months back

                                                              that is not how % of success works

                                                              • Cornfarmer
                                                                Cornfarmer  1 months back

                                                                Most of the shipping is 100-200 USD for both the panel and the broken monitor, no thanks.

                                                                • MasterTravis12345
                                                                  MasterTravis12345  1 months back

                                                                  lets look for moniters that work buy it self

                                                                  • Mitchell Lippolt
                                                                    Mitchell Lippolt  1 months back

                                                                    Linus would actually be a really cool boss.

                                                                    • BANT3R
                                                                      BANT3R  1 months back

                                                                      The other guy is so strange

                                                                      • Martin Blaho
                                                                        Martin Blaho  1 months back

                                                                        I was looking for the panel model on panelook for an LG 24mp59g but it wasn't there.
                                                                        WHAT DO I DO?!

                                                                        • Mikkel Breiler
                                                                          Mikkel Breiler  1 months back

                                                                          OK so Alex got his cheap monitor. That leaves the rest of us. How to build a monitor from panel and parts ? Make a video about that.

                                                                          • Mikkel Breiler
                                                                            Mikkel Breiler  1 months back

                                                                            And I am sure Alex will machine some cool parts with the router Linus bought for him.

                                                                        • McDucky
                                                                          McDucky  1 months back

                                                                          1. Buy broken monitor for 95% of retail price  
                                                                          2. Buy replacement panel
                                                                          3. Die by electrocution

                                                                          • Andrew LaBonne
                                                                            Andrew LaBonne  1 months back

                                                                            "I kinda wish we had taken a picture" ... if only you were recording it with 8K Red Cameras that you know, take 60 pictures a second.

                                                                            • 3nity89
                                                                              3nity89  1 months back

                                                                              wish i know how to fix my asus rog monitors turbo button after windows update broke it...

                                                                              • Aiden Williams
                                                                                Aiden Williams  1 months back

                                                                                "its all or nothing"
                                                                                so it's 50%

                                                                                • sunny adak
                                                                                  sunny adak  1 months back

                                                                                  @carryminati a video for you

                                                                                  • Avitymist
                                                                                    Avitymist  1 months back

                                                                                    Linus why couldnt I just buy a panel and jerryrig it on a cardboard box and save hundred of $$$?

                                                                                    • L.hardt W
                                                                                      L.hardt W  1 months back

                                                                                      “The idea of this is at the end I could buy it”. Welp, I believe Linus is STILL the one who paid for it. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                                                                      • DaX_Sava
                                                                                        DaX_Sava  1 months back

                                                                                        My model no: M250HTN01.6 but i cant find any, can i use like a M250HTN01.5 or even a 4 or is it not gonna work? Can anyone help me

                                                                                        • tsartomato
                                                                                          tsartomato  1 months back


                                                                                          • tsartomato
                                                                                            tsartomato  1 months back

                                                                                            millennials invented repairs

                                                                                            • tsartomato
                                                                                              tsartomato  1 months back

                                                                                              i recently bough a monitor for parts fro 3$
                                                                                              the part which was broken was "GPU"