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Dell 3008WFP monitor died 2 months out of warranty?

by GraemeWatt / September 6, 2011 12:56 AM PDT

I've already replaced it with a U3011 as I can't afford the downtime, however Dell UK are saying that the old panel is not repairable. Is this really true? seems a shame to just throw the 3008 in the bin...

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Anything can be repaired.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 1:00 AM PDT

What I find is that sometimes repairs cost more than the replacement unit. Beyond that is finding the place that does such repairs.

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Yes it can be fixed, easily
by Banano79 / October 1, 2012 7:24 AM PDT

It is not true.
''Tech support'' from dell is nothing more than a random in India looking at a (very short) on-screen checklist. All they are interested in is if it is still in warranty. If not they will tell you to bin it.

I and many others have had our 3008s die during use, it is down to a diode in the power supply that is not fit for purpose. Luckily a suitable replacement component costs about $5 and fitting it is straightforward for any competent repair person.

This is the thread that helped me fix my screen:

I realise this reply is somewhat after the fact, but hope it helps prevent anyone else chucking out a perfectly good screen.

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