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Repairing damaged monitor cable.

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Anonymous Sender

Jan 1, 1970
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Hello, I have a viewsonic A75s monitor, the monitors cable that goes to
the computer got stressed and this causes the monitor to turn green, this
is on the computer end of the cable.

I would like to cut just before the surge protector on the monitor side,
then replace the connector.

Can somebody mabe please point me the right direction, I'm not very
knowledgable at reapairing electronics but I would like to try to
fix this.

Thanks.
 
Hello, I have a viewsonic A75s monitor, the monitors cable that goes to
the computer got stressed and this causes the monitor to turn green, this
is on the computer end of the cable.

I would like to cut just before the surge protector on the monitor side,
then replace the connector.

Can somebody mabe please point me the right direction, I'm not very
knowledgable at reapairing electronics but I would like to try to
fix this.

Thanks.


The 'surge protector' is a ferrite ring to help reduce interference.
It's provides no protection.

The job you're proposing is reasonable straight forward. I assume the
connector is captive at the monitor end and this isn't a separate
cable. You'll probably want to buy a new connector as trying to reuse
the old connector will be frustrating.. You'd need a new cover anyway.

Start by cutting only deep enough into the cable to peel back some of
the jacket to see if the wires inside are color coded. If they are
easy to identify, go ahead and cut all the way through. Then either
use a meter or cut all the plastic off the old connector to determine
which wire goes to which pin.

If the wires are not easy to tell apart, only cut one wire at a time.
Use the meter to figure out which pin that wire corresponds to, then
solder/crimp it to the new pin. Then do the next, etc.



-Chris
 
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Anonymous Sender

Jan 1, 1970
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Can somebody mabe please point me the right direction, I'm not very
The 'surge protector' is a ferrite ring to help reduce interference.
It's provides no protection.

Oh yea.
The job you're proposing is reasonable straight forward. I assume the
connector is captive at the monitor end and this isn't a separate
cable. You'll probably want to buy a new connector as trying to reuse
the old connector will be frustrating.. You'd need a new cover anyway.

Ok, I can find that.
Start by cutting only deep enough into the cable to peel back some of
the jacket to see if the wires inside are color coded. If they are
easy to identify, go ahead and cut all the way through. Then either
use a meter or cut all the plastic off the old connector to determine
which wire goes to which pin.
If the wires are not easy to tell apart, only cut one wire at a time.
Use the meter to figure out which pin that wire corresponds to, then
solder/crimp it to the new pin. Then do the next, etc.

Everything you said sounds easy enough, I should have this done
soon, thanks.
 
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Robert Baer

Jan 1, 1970
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Anonymous said:
Oh yea.


Ok, I can find that.



Everything you said sounds easy enough, I should have this done
soon, thanks.

he wiers are color coded; transfer one wire at a time to same pin on
new connector.
 
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Rich Grise

Jan 1, 1970
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I once had a monitor with the same problem - the damage to the
cable was visible.

I contacted the monitor manufacturer and ordered a whole new cable,
for about $25.00. To me, it was worth it - I've soldered VGA connectors
before, and it's a real PITA, especially if you don't have those
little heat-shrink coax terminator thingies. Otherwise, just
wire the new one the same as the old one. If it's molded, you can
carve away the plastic with an X-acto knife to expose the contacts
and look at the pinout.

Good Luck!
Rich
 
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