Are office people really that, umm shall we say...slow?

From: Chris <>
Date: Fri Oct 19 12:47:40 2001

>I'm doing a Tony here, but...
>Is replacing the connector/cable on a modern monitor so difficult that it
>can't be accomplished without sending it away?

I have replaced many monitor connectors (all VGA HD15s). They aren't
usually TOO hard to do. The hardest part I have run into is usually
getting the old one open. If I am doing a total replacement, it isn't an
issue, as I can just cut it off... but usually, for broken pins, I try to
extract the bad ones, and insert new ones... in which case I will dremmel
open the old casing, and replace the pin. Molded pins can be tough, but a
hot needle will usually melt away enough of the plastic to slip them out.
Then a dab of hot glue on the back side holds the new pin in place.

Certainly in my book, easier, cheaper and faster then sending the monitor
out to be repaired... but I know what I am working on... I would never
expect a regular office person (and in some cases, even a regular IT
person) to be able to do it.


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