Rusted Push To ON Button Caused Permanent Display Of Menu In ZENITH CRT Monitor Model 56V
This CRT TV Monitor belongs to the hospital where I work and was brought to me with the complaint that the menu remains displayed on the screen always and the button does not respond. As you can see, the set is manufactured in October, 2004, i.e., 18 years over! Some of the vital signs can be seen only in CRT Monitor clearly and so, the hospital still uses such monitors.
I opened the monitor and cleaned the inside thoroughly. Then removed the PCB board from its holding to the front panel. As many of you might already know, a CRT monitor is more complicated than a CRT TV because of the need for high resolution and accuracy. There will be plenty of ground connections along with protective metal cases both for the main board as well as the CRT board. Located the control panel, which was deep inside, attached to the front cover. Managed to remove it using long screw drivers and hooks. Look at what I saw on the control panel:
I removed all the push to on buttons on the panel and replaced with new. Then pushed the control panel back to its original place, fixed the board back and switched on.
The Monitor was working very well and I fed various signals from the Monitor checker. Here, have a look at the pictures taken by me, as I was amazed at the clarity and function in spite of the extensive use of the monitor.
Mission accomplished and satisfaction got added to its collection bag!
This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 72 years old and has more than 30 years’ experience in handling antique equipment like Valve Radio, Amps, Reel Tape Recorders and currently studying latest tech-classes conducted by Kerala State Electronics Technicians’ Association. He has done graduation in BBA degree, private diploma in Radio Engineering and retired as MD of a USA company. Presently working as Consultant to Hospital and other institutions.
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