How to access the service mode (ViewSonic VX2033WM)
I have an HX2000 with known capacitor issues I originally intended to try and repair, but I forgot about it and let it sit. Since I had to reorganize a few things, I remembered about needing to repair this and I did the rough math - it isn’t going to be cheap because I need to rework the entire power supply as I have not been able to pull a stable number off of any of the caps, indicating a fair amount of them need replacement to the point it makes more sense to condemn them all and do it in one session.
The point of contention I have is that the panel has multiple surface layer chips (non affecting but cosmetic) and a isolated crack where I can’t see anything but black, but is nothing more then a very small point of damage at most. I want to get into the service mode to check how many hours are on the panel to see if it’s a high mileage display or the panel hours are low. While I’m willing to look into it, I want to see how many hours this has on it since it’s so old and has panel damage that is mostly superficial. I also ran it nearly 24/7 for 3-4 years on top of whatever was on it prior to me getting it since it’s so old (6/12/2009).
Forgive the recycled photos but this is the damage to the panel:
I have tried power+back, power+forward, power+menu and none of these did it. I hope Gateway just had the command changed in some sad attempt to hide it’s ViewSonic origins and didn’t remove it outright.