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If a monitor power brick blows, is it likely to take the monitor with it?

#1kingoffpsPosted 12/8/2013 11:43:58 AM
My new IPS panel that I've had for only 24 hours has had it's power supply pop and make a burning smell. Very depressing stuff.

I'll contact the shop and manufacturer and see if they'll send me a new one. If the monitor is broken too, then they have to replace it due to warranty etc. But this is much more of a hassle.

My question is - is the monitor likely fine or not?
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#2ShubPosted 12/8/2013 11:45:17 AM
It's impossible to tell, unfortunately. It depends on the nature of the failure within the power brick.
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#3kingoffps(Topic Creator)Posted 12/8/2013 11:47:50 AM
Shub posted...
It's impossible to tell, unfortunately. It depends on the nature of the failure within the power brick.


Ok thank you :)
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#4AllHailTheDead6Posted 12/8/2013 11:53:59 AM
I would still rather get a new monitor then just getting a power brick


you never know what could happen
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#5JKatarnPosted 12/8/2013 12:01:18 PM
AllHailTheDead6 posted...
I would still rather get a new monitor then just getting a power brick


you never know what could happen


Seriously, lol, if you hear a "pop" and a burning smell, it's probably a good idea to replace the whole thing for the sake of personal safety/monitor performance.
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#6Bazooka_PenguinPosted 12/8/2013 12:08:48 PM
Sounds like a cap blew in your monitor. I don't think it should be a huge deal but you should just go ahead and exchange it for a new one at the retailer
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#7DragnfyrPosted 12/8/2013 12:09:36 PM
Monitors have power bricks?
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#8PhilOnDezPosted 12/8/2013 1:12:35 PM
Dragnfyr posted...
Monitors have power bricks?


Some thinner ones do. I've seen people run them off of their PC's PSU in briefcase builds. Neat stuff.
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#9ZachnornPosted 12/8/2013 1:22:31 PM
Mine does. It's obviously for thinness, but I guess it can also extend the life of the monitor. Less/no heat from power conversion and you can replace the brick if it dies instead of the whole monitor.
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#10kingoffps(Topic Creator)Posted 12/8/2013 1:39:26 PM
It's a 1440p IPS panel. So maybe that's why it has a separate power brick I'm not sure.

But yeah it's the brick itself which has definitely blown as this is the component that made the noise and now smells strongly of burning (even when not plugged in).

The monitor doesn't smell. So I'm hoping that it's just the power brick that has been damaged.

But maybe you're right and I should just return everything.
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