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September 5th, 2015, 07:05 PM
Hi Guys.
With Summer practically ended and Fall around the corner I am moving back again into indoor hobbies :)

I started working on something that I could not finish last year..... the cleaning of my IBM PS/2 8515 monitor. The thing is proving a challenge again, can't get it open, and I do not want to use brute force unless it is the last resort. Basically the front blue buttons need a lot of clean as they get sticky and I also want to dust it properly from inside.

I eventually will get it open, just a matter of time (....maybe years :) but once inside I want to walk on egg shells when getting my hands in it.

I was wondering if anyone had any idea where could I get the Service maintenance manual for this monitor (IBM PS/2 8515 monitor). would be great if anyone knows of a link or could pass a long a scanned PDF copy (can agree on a price for the efforts if needed)

There is a e-bay seller in US who has the manual but would not ship to Japan (I am in Tokyo,....happens to be this way).
Any help would be great appreciated.

September 24th, 2015, 06:06 AM
The Display Hardware Maintenance Manual for PS/2 displays arrived today.
It covers servicing information including a complete parts list for PS/2 display models : 8511, 8513, 8515 (mine), 8516, 8517, 8517, 8518, 9515, 9517, and 9518.
Regarding how to remove the rear covers (the issue that originated this post) it shows that this is done with two little delatching tools (IBM part 59X6319). These are listed also listed in the Tools and Test equipment section required to repair PS/2 displays (see list also in picture below)
If any one is interested in the diagrams of any of the monitors listed above let me know and I will add them add the pictures as part of this post.

Also if anyone knows where to get these 'delatching tools' would be great!


September 24th, 2015, 07:41 AM
Ah yes, the secret latches. A picture is worth a thousand words. A thin bladed paring knife should work (not a thin screwdriver). Seems like as you insert it, you need to angle it slightly to the side to release the
clips. I can't remember which direction. As you rock it side to side, put pressure pulling up on the cover. You should feel it release. It's a struggle to release without the tool, but it can be done.