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  2 days 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  1 months back

      Linus Tech Tips 50% chance of working

    • lasarith2
      lasarith2  1 months back

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

    • annoymous
      annoymous  1 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  1 months back

      Linus Tech Tips Please video for bios chip broke laptop

  • Jordan W
    Jordan W  4 hours 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  2 days 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  3 days back

        summit1gs monitor

        • legen dary
          legen dary  5 days back

          Linus, you never are anyway...

          • Niko Nissinen
            Niko Nissinen  5 days back

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

            • Khalid KJ
              Khalid KJ  5 days back

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

              • Jackie
                Jackie  6 days 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  6 days 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  7 days back

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

                    Jk, or maybe...

                    • purelitenite
                      purelitenite  1 weeks back

                      that is not how % of success works

                      • Cornfarmer
                        Cornfarmer  1 weeks back

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

                        • MasterTravis12345
                          MasterTravis12345  1 weeks back

                          lets look for moniters that work buy it self

                          • Mitchell Lippolt
                            Mitchell Lippolt  1 weeks back

                            Linus would actually be a really cool boss.

                            • BANT3R
                              BANT3R  1 weeks back

                              The other guy is so strange

                              • Martin Blaho
                                Martin Blaho  2 weeks 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  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                                • McDucky
                                  McDucky  2 weeks back

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

                                  • Andrew LaBonne
                                    Andrew LaBonne  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                                      • Aiden Williams
                                        Aiden Williams  2 weeks back

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

                                        • sunny adak
                                          sunny adak  2 weeks back

                                          @carryminati a video for you

                                          • Avitymist
                                            Avitymist  2 weeks 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  2 weeks 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  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back


                                                  • tsartomato
                                                    tsartomato  2 weeks back

                                                    millennials invented repairs

                                                    • tsartomato
                                                      tsartomato  2 weeks back

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

                                                      • tsartomato
                                                        tsartomato  2 weeks back

                                                        What's the difference between me and you?
                                                        You talk a good one - but you don't do what you supposed to do
                                                        I act on what I feel and never deal with emotions
                                                        I'm used to living big dog style and straight coasting

                                                        • irecatori
                                                          irecatori  2 weeks back

                                                          turns broken 1080p monitor to 4k jesus christ

                                                          • j5jackson878
                                                            j5jackson878  2 weeks back

                                                            What are they chances of it working? It either does or it doesnt. Gee thanks bud, very insightful!

                                                            • Amyy.Louise32
                                                              Amyy.Louise32  3 weeks back

                                                              It's either going to work or it's not.... sooooo.... two options, 50/50 then 😂

                                                              • E A
                                                                E A  3 weeks back

                                                                If this was a car channel the video would be titled "FIXING THE CHEAPEST GAMING MONITOR IN CANADA!!"

                                                                • CheeseMan27
                                                                  CheeseMan27  3 weeks back

                                                                  I love that there is no ads

                                                                  • ssj4naka
                                                                    ssj4naka  3 weeks back

                                                                    Sooooo 50/50? lol

                                                                    • Andreas Lehr
                                                                      Andreas Lehr  3 weeks back

                                                                      "so i guess this is the moment we figure out if i get a monitor or if you get one.." - hahaha

                                                                      • Mohammad Mizan
                                                                        Mohammad Mizan  3 weeks back

                                                                        i like the way Linus actually fix things.. pretty much in cheap and DIY way...
                                                                        although he also break things in super fast way...😂😂🤣🤣

                                                                        • Elite_PTK
                                                                          Elite_PTK  3 weeks back

                                                                          i cant find the modle number for my panel for my : MSI Full HD FreeSync Gaming Monitor 24" Curved Non-Glare 1ms LED Wide Screen 1920 x 1080 144Hz Refresh Rate (Optix G24C) help please ?

                                                                          • mai
                                                                            mai  3 weeks back

                                                                            Linus your buddy is chill and nice

                                                                            • Diggs 4ever
                                                                              Diggs 4ever  3 weeks back

                                                                              A hundred and sim bucks cheaperbisnt worth the risk

                                                                              • weebz
                                                                                weebz  3 weeks back

                                                                                activate windows

                                                                                • Mike Jameson
                                                                                  Mike Jameson  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Back when this video came out, I wanted to find one myself, see if it's actually cheaper. I think it was something like Acer Predator XB1 27 inch, something along those lines. And I found a broken set (frame in good condition, panel broken) and a fresh new panel. I put it into a calculator (referencing the average cost of the actual monitor,) and would've saved almost 2000 dkk including shipping (I think it's about 3-400 usd). I say "would've" because I didn't buy it. Let the chance slide for another day.

                                                                                  edit; If anyone was interested, I found a very similar model, the XB271HA from Acer. Either that, or the HUA, or HU.

                                                                                  • skins4thewin
                                                                                    skins4thewin  3 weeks back

                                                                                    What do you mean cancelled orders? Why? And why did you end up paying double than you originally priced it at? I am confused....

                                                                                    • Sebastien Laulan
                                                                                      Sebastien Laulan  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Hello Linux.. I am a big Apple fan.. my MacBook Air has died but I am really tired of the heavy tag price on Apple computers... I have been following your videos for a lot time but never subscribed... I know CRAZY!... I used to be a Windows fan and want to give it a shot again. I am interested on the Surface Pro but I wanted to ask you which Windows computers would you recommend? Just for home use! No games no crazy stuff... just basic stuff... thank you again.

                                                                                      • ZixTheFirst
                                                                                        ZixTheFirst  3 weeks back

                                                                                        "wish we had taken a picture"- while recording the entire process

                                                                                        • Martin Houlton
                                                                                          Martin Houlton  3 weeks back

                                                                                          I think a new sponsor should be a crow-bar manufacturer, to help you get the sponsor info in.

                                                                                          • Francis_ Sy
                                                                                            Francis_ Sy  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Wow linus has two Aorus AD27qD vids in a year! Is this how good the monitor was? So many reviews, also planning to get by Spetember!

                                                                                            • Kommi Onu
                                                                                              Kommi Onu  3 weeks back