Monitor Repair Help Needed

From: Wayne M. Smith <>
Date: Sun Jun 24 13:12:49 2001

I am in the process of swapping the display unit from
my model 5322 IBM System 23 with the display unit from
an IBM model 5324 monitor (this is the monitor that
went with the second, non-all-in-one version of the
System 23). But, I've run into a problem.

I had no problem removing the display unit from the
5324. However, on the 5322 I can't budge the two
mounting screws that attach the monitor to the chassis
of the computer. They are threaded flat head slot
driver screws that go through flat rectangular brass
washers and then into threaded sheet metal. There is
no corrosion that I can see.

What I've tried so far is liquid wrench with the usual
tapping. Still can't budge them and have done some
damage to the screw head tops, although they are not
yet rounded off.

I have read through various techniques on web sites
about removing stuck screws, but many of these
(involving impact drivers, etc.) seem too severe for
working on electronics. Also, as one might expect, the
screws are not particularly accessible. One I can
reach fairly easily (and could conceivably be drilled
out) but the other I can't and requires a long driver
(10") just to get to the screw. If I could get the
more accessible screw out, then I would be able to
pivot the display unit somewhat which would likely help
break loose the other screw.

Any ideas?
Received on Sun Jun 24 2001 - 13:12:49 BST

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