Question about Gateway FPD1975W 19" LCD Monitor
I just purchased a refurbished Gateway FPD1975W LCD monitor and after getting it set up it worked beautifully but after 10 minutes it went to black and white with a window saying
"This display is protected by Gatewayshield Theft deterrence system. To return to normal operation perform one of the following,
Return this display to it's original authorized PC
or install EZ Tune on this PC and Enter corrct PIN
Can someone please tell me what this means and how can I remove or correct it.
If you ever have this problem but cannot get to the 'extras' button, leave the computer on that (hopefully) already has the eztune software installed, pull the power on the monitor (the cord, not just press the power button) and then plug it back it...it should unlock automatically. It ticks me off that I just got off the phone with gateway tech support and they wouldnt tell me that because my monitor is 'out of warranty'...purchased 4/8/08 and problem today 7/15/09...bums. Anyway, they offered to fix for a fee. I got it fixed.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
According to Gateway's website on this (located here):
Disable GatewayShield Theft Deterrence
If you don't know the original PIN, you will need to contact Gateway [ 1-800-GATEWAY ] to have them reset it for you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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It may have hardware problem inside due to bad caps.
Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/
Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
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