Fixing a Broken Gaming Monitor for CHEAP - DIY

  • Published: 09 July 2019
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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   2 weeks back

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    • lasarith2
      lasarith2  3 days back

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

    • annoymous
      annoymous  3 days 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 weeks back

      Linus Tech Tips Please video for bios chip broke laptop

    • Sami G.A.
      Sami G.A.  2 weeks back

      For videos like these, is it possible to add a top down view? :D

    • Mark Mathews
      Mark Mathews  2 weeks back

      Take out old laptop screen, find the screen model number on the back, get a controller board with a lvds cable and remote, plug the monitor panel into the controller board and the button assembly in and then make a housing. Ad a chromecast and you have a wireless TV. Get the monitor from an eeepc 1000h, a hds100ifw1 controller board (model number of this particular monitor panel) here or here if you want a fancier remote, follow the instructions and then make a housing out of wood or recycle an old monitor case. Done, home made TV for under 80 dollars, wireless with a chromecast and built in DC battery pack.

  • Fire Tiger
    Fire Tiger  6 hours back

    Linus: What is our success chance?
    Alex: It's either 100% or doesn't work.
    Me: It's called 50% 🤨

    • jerrica benton
      jerrica benton  7 hours back

      you guys have the best canadian nerd content on youtube

      • jerrica benton
        jerrica benton  7 hours back

        show us how to make your own monitor next. that would be sweet tits.

        then show us how to make your own projector.

        • Ристевски Петар

          Very nice :)

          • MH Techy
            MH Techy  12 hours back

            It's easy because it's not Apple :p

            • Nathaniel Graham
              Nathaniel Graham  1 days back

              Anyone have this model monitor? It's been sitting in my cart for a while, can't pull the trigger on it

              • Sharpee Gaming
                Sharpee Gaming  1 days back

                why the F do i have a line all the way across the bottom of my monitor. is it because alienware?

                • Big T
                  Big T  1 days back

                  He got a 4k 144hz monitor for that cheap this is the future

                  • SuNSe7
                    SuNSe7  1 days back

                    Its amazing how your video quality stands out from the other youtube video creators ....

                    • RSVP.Oscar
                      RSVP.Oscar  1 days back

                      1:07 hey Linus we can still see the laptop 😂

                      • bergrud
                        bergrud  2 days back

                        IF you know how to use aliexpress. Inwould say 98% successrate.

                        • Kn1ghT xd
                          Kn1ghT xd  2 days back

                          My monitor died today

                          • Gene Dela Rosa
                            Gene Dela Rosa  2 days back

                            1:30 Be kind, rewind

                            me, who just skipped the sponsor: I feel personally attacked

                            • josh otis
                              josh otis  2 days back

                              My Wife looks better on the Gaming Monitor and it is a Plus it has mute unlike real life :( LOL no stop hitting me LOL go back to be living inside my TV I like you better on TV not on my TV what have you done Linus just fixed that

                              • josh otis
                                josh otis  2 days back

                                That is just a Baby still let it go and catch a bigger one like Fishing!!!!!... A? Linus

                                • josh otis
                                  josh otis  2 days back

                                  I'm a big Fisherman in a Small Pond,
                                  Fishing for Gaming Monitor LOL

                              • josh otis
                                josh otis  2 days back

                                I need find a Broke rig and you Linus too fix it for free and then send it too me on the Free so I can try too game LOL ya that is not happening

                                • An Kujo
                                  An Kujo  2 days back

                                  I love vids with Alex, it always feels like Linus is silently judging him so much harsher then anyone else tho xD well Sometimes not so silent too lol

                                  • Žiga Bradaš
                                    Žiga Bradaš  2 days back

                                    For the final price that this project cost, you can pretty much get a new monitor with the same specs. It just won't have the Aorus RGB and brand.

                                    • gentlejake605
                                      gentlejake605  2 days back

                                      on the way home drops and cracks lmao that would suck that just popped in my head

                                      • 350 oven
                                        350 oven  2 days back

                                        id love to have linus as my boss lmaoo

                                        • Josh Brown
                                          Josh Brown  2 days back

                                          Trying to find the panel for 27" Acer KG271. Screen broken so looking for replacement. If anyone knows of where to buy on, please let me know. Thanks!

                                          • The Infidel
                                            The Infidel  2 days back

                                            bullshit anyway shipping and import taxes arent even mentioned?

                                            • Alex K
                                              Alex K  2 days back

                                              If the chances are either 100% or nothing that just means it's 50%

                                              • Karyn Fletcher
                                                Karyn Fletcher  3 days back

                                                These is a 易碎品 on the orther one

                                                • Kiwiilockspace
                                                  Kiwiilockspace  3 days back

                                                  Linus says: ''I kinda wish we had taken a picture before diassembling the other panel" as he is standing next to his camera man in his recording studio. XD

                                                  • BLACKLIGHT
                                                    BLACKLIGHT  3 days back

                                                    he is only cheap, he is smart, he tricked linus and got a monitor

                                                    • Manuel Montero
                                                      Manuel Montero  3 days back

                                                      Fixing it with ramen would've been so much cheaper!

                                                      • Fillip Nunes Fernandes

                                                        "100% or doesn't work" is 50% success chance!

                                                        • Souvik Sen
                                                          Souvik Sen  3 days back

                                                          Do you guys need to pay custom duty for shipping via aliexpress?

                                                          • Servatus
                                                            Servatus  3 days back

                                                            Nobody noticed the mm710

                                                            • Konor Sacks
                                                              Konor Sacks  3 days back

                                                              Wow it's hard to find monitor parts..

                                                              • Nmotsch idontwannagivemyrealname

                                                                If bridging the connectors and discharging the capacitors could injure or kill you, why not use bleeder resistors to discharge the capacitors first?

                                                                • Andrew Plourde
                                                                  Andrew Plourde  3 days back

                                                                  Linus should have just wrecked the monitor at the end and just bought him one :-)

                                                                  • Andrew Robison
                                                                    Andrew Robison  3 days back

                                                                    It's mostly just MSI Optix monitors now.... Probably because for hours of searching i never found any panels models numbers for then.... Did anybody else find them? Would love to get one.

                                                                    • Harijs Aleksandrovs
                                                                      Harijs Aleksandrovs  3 days back

                                                                      Activate windows

                                                                      • sun cho
                                                                        sun cho  3 days back

                                                                        you should b more careful being that close to high rez monitors for 2 long. don't mean 2 b that guy.

                                                                        • Code: Nologyy SONST GIBTS EINE AUFS MAUL

                                                                          Does it have 144hz After the New panel

                                                                          • Bernardo Patrão
                                                                            Bernardo Patrão  3 days back

                                                                            i'm can so relate to Alex.
                                                                            Too cheap to pay anything new when i can "fix" everything in some "NotSoPerfectWay", but as long is cheap and it works i don't mind and i got for it. Even though i regret some times.
                                                                            Ergo my "home assistant device" being an used old phone hanging in the ceiling receiving voice commands and running tasker to execute them manually on the display and using a Broadlink transmitter to blast IR and RF.
                                                                            Which i recently discover that they already come ready to run from your google assistant in your on phone.

                                                                            • Craft To Basic
                                                                              Craft To Basic  3 days back

                                                                              You call these chances 50% when it will either work or not at all.

                                                                              • Dune Pompa
                                                                                Dune Pompa  3 days back

                                                                                Linus: Speaking of all or nothing...

                                                                                Me: Skips 20 seconds

                                                                                Intro: Be kind, rewind

                                                                                Me: 😯😯

                                                                                • Josef Davis
                                                                                  Josef Davis  3 days back

                                                                                  Two months of effing around, C'mon... seriously... what a waste of time. Meh.

                                                                                  • Antonio Dushku
                                                                                    Antonio Dushku  3 days back

                                                                                    Gg boys

                                                                                    • Rick Kardol
                                                                                      Rick Kardol  3 days back

                                                                                      It's close to 900 bucks here in Canada..

                                                                                      • Clifton Blackburn
                                                                                        Clifton Blackburn  3 days back

                                                                                        Wait is Linus showing us things we can actually afford? Not just showing us the newest crap we can't afford? Well this is kind of refreshing.

                                                                                        • Brent Goeller
                                                                                          Brent Goeller  3 days back

                                                                                          Fried the power supply on a monitor once. Praying the panel was still good, I bought one with a broken panel on ebay, put the 2 together and was good to go for only $25. Yay!

                                                                                          • Robdeezle
                                                                                            Robdeezle  3 days back

                                                                                            my 2k monitor upgrade was one of the best moves, games just look sexy, makes 1080 look fuzzy and hurts my souls!

                                                                                            • pssst its me Cybr3
                                                                                              pssst its me Cybr3  4 days back

                                                                                              you want cheaper gaming hardware just send your CV to Linustechtips