I have two Dell 2408WFP LCD monitors that I purchased new a bit over 2 years ago. One of them suddenly started making a fairly loud high pitch noise after turning it on. As well there was a noticeable electronic smell of some sort. It still displays perfectly fine though, no flickering and it's still as bright as the other. I've of course unplugged it for now. What do you think might be wrong and how can I fix it?
Asking around it sounds like the backlight inverter might be going bad. If that's the case I'd be interested in any details about replacing it. I've found it available here for $49.99. My other concern is that my other monitor might soon need this same repair since they were purchased at the same time. Or was I just unlucky with the one hitting its MTFB early? I have several other Dell LCD monitors that go back almost 10 years now and haven't had a problem with those.
Thanks for any help or insight you might be able to provide.