Fixing a Broken Gaming Monitor for CHEAP - DIY

  • Published: 09 July 2019
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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   1 months back

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    • Harry Potter
      Harry Potter  4 weeks back

      Linus Tech Tips 50% chance of working

    • lasarith2
      lasarith2  1 months back

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

    • annoymous
      annoymous  1 months 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 months back

      Linus Tech Tips Please video for bios chip broke laptop

    • Sami G.A.
      Sami G.A.  1 months back

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

  • Jackie
    Jackie  10 hours back

    The capacitors wouldn't actually kill you, they'd just put a nice pretty hole in whatever area of your body they made contact with.

    • Daniel Sanchez
      Daniel Sanchez  11 hours back

      Or you can buy an Amazon warehouse deal of the monitor which is usually an amazing deal and you don't have to put it together

      • Newvegas100
        Newvegas100  17 hours back

        Alex: *Comes up with idea*
        Linus: I'm about to ruin this mans whole career.

        Jk, or maybe...

        • purelitenite
          purelitenite  2 days back

          that is not how % of success works

          • Cornfarmer
            Cornfarmer  3 days back

            Most of the shipping is 100-200 USD for both the panel and the broken monitor, no thanks.

            • MasterTravis12345
              MasterTravis12345  3 days back

              lets look for moniters that work buy it self

              • Mitchell Lippolt
                Mitchell Lippolt  4 days back

                Linus would actually be a really cool boss.

                • BANT3R
                  BANT3R  4 days back

                  The other guy is so strange

                  • Martin Blaho
                    Martin Blaho  5 days back

                    I was looking for the panel model on panelook for an LG 24mp59g but it wasn't there.
                    WHAT DO I DO?!

                    • Mikkel Breiler
                      Mikkel Breiler  6 days back

                      OK so Alex got his cheap monitor. That leaves the rest of us. How to build a monitor from panel and parts ? Make a video about that.

                      • Mikkel Breiler
                        Mikkel Breiler  6 days back

                        And I am sure Alex will machine some cool parts with the router Linus bought for him.

                    • McDucky
                      McDucky  7 days back

                      1. Buy broken monitor for 95% of retail price  
                      2. Buy replacement panel
                      3. Die by electrocution

                      • Andrew LaBonne
                        Andrew LaBonne  1 weeks back

                        "I kinda wish we had taken a picture" ... if only you were recording it with 8K Red Cameras that you know, take 60 pictures a second.

                        • 3nity89
                          3nity89  1 weeks back

                          wish i know how to fix my asus rog monitors turbo button after windows update broke it...

                          • Aiden Williams
                            Aiden Williams  1 weeks back

                            "its all or nothing"
                            so it's 50%

                            • sunny adak
                              sunny adak  1 weeks back

                              @carryminati a video for you

                              • Avitymist
                                Avitymist  1 weeks back

                                Linus why couldnt I just buy a panel and jerryrig it on a cardboard box and save hundred of $$$?

                                • L.hardt W
                                  L.hardt W  1 weeks back

                                  “The idea of this is at the end I could buy it”. Welp, I believe Linus is STILL the one who paid for it. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                  • DaX_Sava
                                    DaX_Sava  1 weeks back

                                    My model no: M250HTN01.6 but i cant find any, can i use like a M250HTN01.5 or even a 4 or is it not gonna work? Can anyone help me

                                    • tsartomato
                                      tsartomato  2 weeks back


                                      • tsartomato
                                        tsartomato  2 weeks back

                                        millennials invented repairs

                                        • tsartomato
                                          tsartomato  2 weeks back

                                          i recently bough a monitor for parts fro 3$
                                          the part which was broken was "GPU"

                                          • tsartomato
                                            tsartomato  2 weeks back

                                            What's the difference between me and you?
                                            You talk a good one - but you don't do what you supposed to do
                                            I act on what I feel and never deal with emotions
                                            I'm used to living big dog style and straight coasting

                                            • irecatori
                                              irecatori  2 weeks back

                                              turns broken 1080p monitor to 4k jesus christ

                                              • j5jackson878
                                                j5jackson878  2 weeks back

                                                What are they chances of it working? It either does or it doesnt. Gee thanks bud, very insightful!

                                                • Amyy.Louise32
                                                  Amyy.Louise32  2 weeks back

                                                  It's either going to work or it's not.... sooooo.... two options, 50/50 then 😂

                                                  • E A
                                                    E A  2 weeks back

                                                    If this was a car channel the video would be titled "FIXING THE CHEAPEST GAMING MONITOR IN CANADA!!"

                                                    • CheeseMan27
                                                      CheeseMan27  2 weeks back

                                                      I love that there is no ads

                                                      • ssj4naka
                                                        ssj4naka  2 weeks back

                                                        Sooooo 50/50? lol

                                                        • Andreas Lehr
                                                          Andreas Lehr  2 weeks back

                                                          "so i guess this is the moment we figure out if i get a monitor or if you get one.." - hahaha

                                                          • Mohammad Mizan
                                                            Mohammad Mizan  2 weeks back

                                                            i like the way Linus actually fix things.. pretty much in cheap and DIY way...
                                                            although he also break things in super fast way...😂😂🤣🤣

                                                            • Elite_PTK
                                                              Elite_PTK  2 weeks back

                                                              i cant find the modle number for my panel for my : MSI Full HD FreeSync Gaming Monitor 24" Curved Non-Glare 1ms LED Wide Screen 1920 x 1080 144Hz Refresh Rate (Optix G24C) help please ?

                                                              • mai
                                                                mai  2 weeks back

                                                                Linus your buddy is chill and nice

                                                                • Diggs 4ever
                                                                  Diggs 4ever  2 weeks back

                                                                  A hundred and sim bucks cheaperbisnt worth the risk

                                                                  • weebz
                                                                    weebz  2 weeks back

                                                                    activate windows

                                                                    • Mike Jameson
                                                                      Mike Jameson  2 weeks back

                                                                      Back when this video came out, I wanted to find one myself, see if it's actually cheaper. I think it was something like Acer Predator XB1 27 inch, something along those lines. And I found a broken set (frame in good condition, panel broken) and a fresh new panel. I put it into a calculator (referencing the average cost of the actual monitor,) and would've saved almost 2000 dkk including shipping (I think it's about 3-400 usd). I say "would've" because I didn't buy it. Let the chance slide for another day.

                                                                      edit; If anyone was interested, I found a very similar model, the XB271HA from Acer. Either that, or the HUA, or HU.

                                                                      • skins4thewin
                                                                        skins4thewin  2 weeks back

                                                                        What do you mean cancelled orders? Why? And why did you end up paying double than you originally priced it at? I am confused....

                                                                        • Sebastien Laulan
                                                                          Sebastien Laulan  2 weeks back

                                                                          Hello Linux.. I am a big Apple fan.. my MacBook Air has died but I am really tired of the heavy tag price on Apple computers... I have been following your videos for a lot time but never subscribed... I know CRAZY!... I used to be a Windows fan and want to give it a shot again. I am interested on the Surface Pro but I wanted to ask you which Windows computers would you recommend? Just for home use! No games no crazy stuff... just basic stuff... thank you again.

                                                                          • ZixTheFirst
                                                                            ZixTheFirst  2 weeks back

                                                                            "wish we had taken a picture"- while recording the entire process

                                                                            • Martin Houlton
                                                                              Martin Houlton  3 weeks back

                                                                              I think a new sponsor should be a crow-bar manufacturer, to help you get the sponsor info in.

                                                                              • Francis_ Sy
                                                                                Francis_ Sy  3 weeks back

                                                                                Wow linus has two Aorus AD27qD vids in a year! Is this how good the monitor was? So many reviews, also planning to get by Spetember!

                                                                                • Kommi Onu
                                                                                  Kommi Onu  3 weeks back


                                                                                  • jMz2oo6
                                                                                    jMz2oo6  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Soooooo... 50/50? 😂😂

                                                                                    • John-Patrick McNown
                                                                                      John-Patrick McNown  3 weeks back

                                                                                      @8:18 "I kinda wish we had taken a picture before we took everything apart"....hint: that dude to your left is using a 4k camera...

                                                                                      • wangmauler
                                                                                        wangmauler  3 weeks back

                                                                                        GLASSWIRE. Harness the good, block the bad. Harness good, block bad.

                                                                                        • joseph desharnais
                                                                                          joseph desharnais  3 weeks back

                                                                                          i fixed a laptop screen and replaced a hdd for $100 and was able to keep it if i fix it and the laptop originally costed around $1200

                                                                                          • Mangy_Dog
                                                                                            Mangy_Dog  3 weeks back

                                                                                            WHOLEYPOOP i nearly screamed when i saw Linus handle the panel putting all the pressure on the screen.... Thats one way to crack the new one D:

                                                                                            • smileandlaughs
                                                                                              smileandlaughs  3 weeks back

                                                                                              300$ is not worth the risk.