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Hello.

 

I have a Philips 107E5 17" monitor. I bought it about two years back and it's still working well.

 

After a couple of months, the monitor started to show yellowish colours and I gave it to a PC place to fix it and they threw in a new cable and it worked fine, then after some time, it gave me the same problem and I gave it away to repair and instead of fitting a new VGA cable they just resoldered the wires and it worked fine, but now I'm having the same problem again, except this time the monitor cannot display any red, purple or pink and every colour is a bit different. I opened up the VGA cable and noticed that a pink wire was broken, so I'm sure it's the cable.

 

The thing is I don't want to give it to some place to repair coz' they'll take about a month to fix it up, so I decided to cut off a VGA cable from an old monitor and then just fix up the wires together (red with red, pink with pink, etc). But before I cut off my monitor's cable I wanted to know if this is sure to work and would bring back my monitor to normal.

 

I really appreciate any help, since I can't game with this monitor at all atm.

 

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I really wouldn't advise doing that. I say the only option is to take it to repair, or get a friend/family member who knows alot about this stuff to take a look.

 

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dertyjerzian

if you can afford it, tigerdirect.com has some GREAT 19" LCDs with great resolutions and response times for under 200 dollars right now, and the 17" LCDs are ridiculously cheap lately too smile.gif

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First of all, thanks for replying.

 

Wipex, Well I guess you're right, but I hate giving it to the repair shop because those assholes take a month or more to fix a small problem.

 

Jerz, I've been thinking of buying a LCD, but it's bloody expensive over here (about $500 is the cheapest for a 17" LCD).

 

I don't live in US/Canada either, see the flag wink.gif?

 

Instead of giving it to repair would I be able to add a new cable to the monitor? If so, how would I go about doing this?

 

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man, that sucks. I can get a 17 inch for like 80 to 100 usd. I'd ship it to you and order it for you, probably cost a lot less, unless these monitors wont work there. Maybe plugs are different or somethin...

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Yep, it sucks indeed. Almost everything imported is EXTREMELY overpriced here, so you have to dig around a hell of a lot to find some cheap decent sh*t for the PC.

 

Oh and the shipping from there is also ridiculous, it's way too f*cking high, but then again we do live on the other side of the globe.

 

I can't afford a new monitor at this time anyway sad.gif.

 

AFAIK plugs are the same, we use VGA and DVI and they look exactly the same from what I've seen.

 

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electrical socket plugs wink.gif

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Jerz, Eh? Didn't understand that, what do you mean mercie_blink.gif?

 

Anyway, like I asked before, can someone please tell me how to fit a new VGA cable to my monitor? A diagram or pictures would be cool, but only if possible.

 

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Oh, sorry tounge.gif I mean, our VGA may be the same, but the "power plug" that goes into your wall and delivers the electric to run the monitor may be different than any I can send. wink.gif

 

I found this: Chewed Up VGA Repair

 

His answers were kinda all saying to go to the shop with it, because apparently monitors are dangerous?

 

Still lookin, but its been a few minutes and I'm not having much luck confused.gif

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CRT monitors contain large capacitors that can retain deadly voltage even after the monitor has been unplugged. Opening a CRT monitor in any way without properly discharging it first can be life-threatening if you so much as touch the wrong thing. That's what that "Warning!" is for on the back of the monitor wink.gif

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Thanks for all the help guys! They really helped me to make a decision.

 

Anyway, I've decided to take it for repair withing the next few days, but I'm going to ask them for a monitor to use till they fix this one up (last timne I gave it to them to repair, they gave me a 17" Viewsonic LCD to use inlove.gif).

 

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