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No picture Dunno if I'm about to have the same capacitor problem that others had. Maybe you guys know... I went to power it up this morning and it gave me some problems: I leave my PC on at night, but I turn the monitor off. So this morning I hit the blue button: The monitor came on for a brief second and then off. You could see my desktop, but it quickly shut off. I run a PC on the DVI input and another PC on the VGA. I tried switching between the two and it didn't work. The monitor would come up for a split second, and then off. The power switch would eventually go to it's normal standby yellow. I tried unplugging the power cable for about 15 minutes - no help. So my last ditch effort: I unplugged EVERYTHING off the monitor - all cables, power, etc... Waited a few minutes and plugged the DVI back in first and then the power. It came back on. Am I looking at a permanent failure in the near future? Could it be these capacitors that was previously mentioned? I don't know if this thing is still under warranty. Probably not. Thanks, Homer

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Warranty, probably not ??? and gateway will try to sell you a new model !!
If it is warranted than it may cost a fortune with them to ship it back and forth !!??
You are probably haing capacitor failure starting and the low volatge is affecting the video card.
Even if you look at the capacitors and they are not bulging, it doesn't mean that they are not failing (some bad ones look like new)
I fix a lot of these.
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