Repairs cost more than new (a subject well discussed so I won't broach that here) and you can read http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7590_102-0.html?forumID=67&threadID=62739&messageID=744233 where a mass produced model had a small defect that the more ambitious dive in and fix.
Your case is different. With that burning smell you may be able to take it apart to find the burnt part and if you didn't then you are likely in the majority that don't own a solder iron. This means you won't have any chance of fixing it. Besides the parts are nearly impossible to obtain. Too many reasons to even try.
Chalk it up to bad luck and go shopping.
Hi, I'm a long time user of CNET but never posted. Never had a major problem to deal with until now.
I was moving house so I shut down my computer, disconnected everything + got it to my new house. Then I connected the 19" TFT monitor, mouse and external hard drive to the tower base. Then plugged in the monitor, tower and external hard drive into a 4-plug extension.
so I was ready to go, I flicked on the switch at the wall to power the extension, and then i heard i pop/crack sound come from the monitor, I tried to turn it on and it wouldn't. There was a strong smell coming from inside the monitor, smelt a bit like burning plastic.
I have tried the monitor several times since, but no luck. does anyone know what ahs happened? has it basically just blown and is now un-repairable?
The monitor was 4 and a half years old, is this a problem that can occur with older TFT monitors? if it had been knocked/hit during transport, could that have effected it?
Many questions, many thanks.