So, my nice big monitor has gone totally blackscreen on me, and I do not have the funds to replace it. It's a little annoying to do Photoshop work the dinky backup monitor, but, like whatever.
Here's the thing: A number of YouTube videos convey the impression that monitor repair is easy. Just open 'er up, look for the bad capacitor (the cylindrical thingies), remove and solder a new one in place.
But what if all the capacitors look fine? Anyone out there know what to do next? (I know that the power supply is bad because I could see a very faint image on the lcd screen when I held a light right up next to it.)
Someone out there must be savvy enough to tell me what to do next. Thanks in advance!
The art joke:
Actually, this is a true story. Salvador Dali and an artist friend attended an exhibition of abstract paintings. After a while, the friend asked Dali: "Why do you keep looking at that door over there?"
Dali answered: "Because it's the best-painted thing in here."
Salvador Dali tells this story in a book titled 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship
, which is full of useful, practical information for anyone in the trade. Some of his secrets are a bit odd, as you might expect. For example, he says that the oil painter's medium should include three decomposing wasps. I've never met anyone who has followed that advice, so I can't tell you if the wasps help. But Dali's paintings are in good condition, so I guess the wasps don't hurt
He also says that dogs must be banished from the artist's studio; instead, the painter must keep a pet spider. Yeah, well...screw that
The first secret is a bit complicated...
To begin with, you will eat three dozen sea urchins, gathered on one of the last two days that precede the full moon, choosing only those whose star is coral red and discarding the yellow ones. The collaboration of the moon in such cases is necessary, for otherwise not only do you risk that the sea urchins will be more empty but above all that they do not possess to the same degree the sedative and narcotic virtues so special and so propitious to your approaching slumber.* For the same reason these sea urchins should be eaten preferably in the spring—May is a good month.
It goes on and on like that. According to Dali, this meal puts one into a special slumber, and incredible dreams will come, and those dreams will inspire great paintings.Unfortunately, I don't know where one finds urchins around here, so I'm going to have to make do with Gorton's fish sticks. I'll let you know how it works.
And seriously, I need advice from someone who knows how to repair monitors. Can I do the job without a sea urchin...?