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No Power In HP LCD Monitor Repaired

By on November 30, 2015
schottky diode shorted








hp lcd monitor repair

This HP LCD Monitor came in for repair with the complaint of no power. As usual, in order to check on the circuit boards inside, one must remove the cover. Make sure that you remove the cover gently and do not use a test pen to peel out otherwise you will leave a marking and your customer may not happy with it. You have to use a very thin and strong metal to peel out the cover start from the below of the cover. Once the bottom cover is opened, you can start to peel out the side cover and finally be able to remove the whole cover.

There are three circuit boards in most of the LCD monitor. It consist of the mainboard, front panel control board and the power/inverter board or I/P board-see the photo below:

lcd monitor power board

The main fuse checked to be good and when I powered it up and checked on the 5 volt output voltage there was no voltage. 0.05 volt was considered too small and negligible. This means the power supply board have problem.
measure voltage monitor

So now I have to start troubleshooting starting from the beginning which is at the AC input area. Since fuse was tested good chances for bridge rectifier to go short circuit will be very rare. When I measured the big fat filter capacitor I noticed voltage was still present in the cap. I discharged the cap so that I can check on the board freely without have to worry about being discharged by the cap. It will give you a nasty shock if you accidentally touched on the capacitor pins/legs.
lcd monitor power inverter board

I just checked on some of the major components in the power primary circuit and all seems to be working fine.

repair lcd

measure voltage lcd monitor

So my next test was the secondary output schottky diodes. There were two schottky diodes and one of them was shorted when I tested it on board.

shorted schottky diode

So I took the suspected diode out and recheck it again and the result was the same. This means one of the diodes in the schottky diode package was shorted and need replacement.
how to check schottky diode

Since I could not find the actual part for replacement, I used another diode from a TV junk board to replace it.

schottky diode replacement

Guess what? The LCD Monitor came to life again and I had tested this LCD Monitor for many hours burn in test and the power remains good-see the photos below:

testing lcd monitor

repairing hp lcd monitor

If you want to be an expert in LCD Monitor repair you can check out Jestine’ Yong LCD Monitor repair ebook HERE and the LCD Monitor true case histories VOLUME 1, 2 and 3 HERE.


This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.

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  1. Merlin Marquardt

    November 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Good repair.

  2. Emmanuel

    November 30, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    thanks a lot, I always enjoy ur post its really helping me.

  3. Yogesh Panchal

    November 30, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Good fix Congratulations!.

  4. Albert van Bemmelen

    November 30, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Nice repair! Thanks.

  5. joop

    November 30, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Good work and thanks for publishing

  6. Parasuraman S

    November 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Good Job! Luckily it was solved with shorted diodes! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Andre Gopee

    December 1, 2015 at 2:18 am

    God repair job. But you did not show how you connected the new diode in circuit. Can you share?

  8. Humphrey Mambwe

    December 1, 2015 at 2:20 am

    thanks for sharing it was great adventure for me

  9. Albert Ng

    December 2, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    thanks a lot,may i know the negetive black prob put in "GND"point , and red prob put in "+5V",
    it is ok?

    • Suranga Electronics

      December 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      no no not 5v+, that is 0.005v, Not Come Any Supply.

  10. Paris Azis

    December 4, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Hi Suranga

    Good job.


  11. Ulises Aguilar Pazzani

    December 5, 2015 at 12:49 am

    good after noon Mr Suranga Bandara grate job Sir


    February 4, 2016 at 9:09 pm


  13. Vishnu

    June 27, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    its helpful, and i also have a doubt, Can I use a power unit from another LCD monitor (HCL) to power up a Dell monitor ??


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