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  6 days back

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

    • annoymous
      annoymous  6 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...

    • 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.

  • Car Audio Inc
    Car Audio Inc  8 hours back

    I wonder if he ran a stuck pixel fixer vid if it would fix it. (they never have for me but mine have always been full dead.)

    • CarrotShooter2
      CarrotShooter2  9 hours back

      This may not work the way I'm thinking but what if you just bought the panel and the circut board and diy a frame/stand, so that its cheaper

      • Adam shep
        Adam shep  11 hours back

        This is the strangest cooking show I have seen.

        • Sina Bagherzadeh
          Sina Bagherzadeh  13 hours back

          Make 16:9 not 21:9

          •   22 hours back

            Thanks for this I just got a 240hz monitor up and working for 95 dollars

            • Michael McCormack
              Michael McCormack  23 hours back

              I ended up finding this acer monitor at my local microcenter great 1440p display for under $200:

              • Gabriel Tome
                Gabriel Tome  1 days back

                100T (loot) HQ

                • Kim il-sung
                  Kim il-sung  1 days back

                  Hey llinus, large capacitors will not kill you, just burn you and hurt like a bitch. That is all, thanks.

                  • Bartek Kay
                    Bartek Kay  1 days back

                    I couldn't live with that dead red pixel.

                    • gamertaboo
                      gamertaboo  1 days back

                      15:35 lol his new monitor perched precariously on the edge there... good video. Funny that everything went up in cost after it haha.

                      • Sea Wolf
                        Sea Wolf  1 days back

                        0:57 that would be 50% dude.

                        • Lasse Andersen
                          Lasse Andersen  1 days back

                          Gigabyte actually lied about: the 95% color accuracy (only 87%), 10 bit HDR (8bit+frc), response time (okay they didn’t lie about the response time, they misled us... That 1 ms response time is actually mowing picture response time and not gray to gray as commonly used(gray to gray response time is somewhere between 8 and 10 ms)). And I am not a 100% sure an 8bit+frc can be flicker-free as they claim (but maybe).

                          • Steve Main
                            Steve Main  1 days back

                            "Do you want a real man's screw driver" Linus proceeds to pull out a 10 in one screw driver, something a real worker in a trade would never use!

                            • Arch 2D2
                              Arch 2D2  1 days back

                              Linus logic: using the phrase 'talking about" always leads to a smooth and transition

                              • Mike K4ISR
                                Mike K4ISR  1 days back

                                I am happy with my HP S240uj [email protected] 24" that I picked up brand new for $140.

                                • Somnorila
                                  Somnorila  2 days back

                                  So 300$ instead of 600$, with a lot of time spend, no guarantee for success and no warranty. It's not only about being cheap but also the best deal, which totally includes your comfort of getting what you want as fast as possible with least hustle.
                                  Now i'm not saying that this wasn't a good price, just that services are important and that extra 300$ might just worth it because you pay for a better experience, for satisfying our desires at the right moment and pretty important, ease of mind.

                                  • thedungeondelver
                                    thedungeondelver  2 days back

                                    "The reason we're laying this one down is it has this bit of protection on it, here" KLONK. God damn, dude...just...

                                    • evilemperordude
                                      evilemperordude  2 days back

                                      I don't think Alex quite understands probability.

                                      • Sakara123
                                        Sakara123  2 days back

                                        Love the Alex-Linus Videos of them pretty much just hanging out

                                        • Brandon Carter
                                          Brandon Carter  2 days back

                                          i always take a pic first always even when working on a car cause when your working on so much at once and talking to someone else you just forget were it was its easy to take something apart not so easy finding the same spot it went when dealing with little wires to put back together

                                          • Jesus Ferrel
                                            Jesus Ferrel  2 days back

                                            What game was the one Linus was playing?

                                          • Ron Zawora
                                            Ron Zawora  3 days back

                                            Was it actually capable of doing 4k though?

                                            • AMLagonda
                                              AMLagonda  3 days back

                                              And yet this youtube video has earned LTT over 8 grand..... :o

                                              • Fire Tiger
                                                Fire Tiger  3 days 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  3 days back

                                                  you guys have the best canadian nerd content on youtube

                                                  • jerrica benton
                                                    jerrica benton  3 days 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 :)

                                                      •   3 days back

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

                                                        • Nathaniel Graham
                                                          Nathaniel Graham  4 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  4 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  4 days back

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

                                                              • SuNSe7
                                                                SuNSe7  4 days back

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

                                                                • RSVP.Oscar
                                                                  RSVP.Oscar  4 days back

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

                                                                  • bergrud
                                                                    bergrud  5 days back

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

                                                                    • Kn1ghT xd
                                                                      Kn1ghT xd  5 days back

                                                                      My monitor died today

                                                                      • Gene Dela Rosa
                                                                        Gene Dela Rosa  5 days back

                                                                        1:30 Be kind, rewind

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

                                                                        • josh otis
                                                                          josh otis  5 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  5 days back

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

                                                                            • josh otis
                                                                              josh otis  5 days back

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

                                                                          • josh otis
                                                                            josh otis  5 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  5 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  5 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  5 days back

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

                                                                                  • 350 oven
                                                                                    350 oven  5 days back

                                                                                    id love to have linus as my boss lmaoo

                                                                                    • Josh Brown
                                                                                      Josh Brown  5 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  5 days back

                                                                                        bullshit anyway shipping and import taxes arent even mentioned?

                                                                                        • Alex K
                                                                                          Alex K  5 days back

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

                                                                                          • Karyn Fletcher
                                                                                            Karyn Fletcher  6 days back

                                                                                            These is a 易碎品 on the orther one