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Fix Acer AL1916W Monitor

I have a LCD monitor, Acer AL1916W. I can remember when I bought it. But I do believe it is more than six years. I have two more monitor. One is Acer 1716B in early 2006, and Acer X223W in April 2009. So I got  Acer AL1916W between 2006 and 2009. These three monitors are working well for so many years.

Until last month, AL1916W has a problem. when press the power button of it, it shows ACER logo and display the Windows screen if PC is on. Just a few seconds, less than 20 seconds, it is black. The power button is green. I know the display signal is received by monitor, otherwise the button should be orange.

And at the same time I check the problem on Google. A lot of results go to backlit issue. Some are very clearly pointing to the failed capacitors.

If I replace it by a new one, I may need to pay about $150 to get a 19 inch LED backlit monitor from different brands. To repair it by myself, it may cost me less than 10 dollors.

OK, let me start it.

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