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Monitor will not power up

I have LCD that will not turn on. I tried turning it on by removing the power cable from the back and then reconnecting it while keeping the front power on button pressed. The monitor powers up and works fine.

I have to do this every time to turn on the monitor. What is the likely cause? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Safk Oct 11, 2008

    It is Gateway FPD1975W black 19 inch LCD.

  • Fran Bednar
    Fran Bednar May 11, 2010

    What model monitor ?


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There are at least 3 models of the fpd1975w. The fpd# is the general product name.
The model # is usually located on the rear on the white part of the sticker above where it sayd fpd1975w.
Two models have interchangable parts. One doesn't.(the LE1936)
It sounds like a switch on the video control board is not activating correctly.
Since the system seems to work normally, from what you say once you fire it up, it shouldn't be a power board related problem with capacitors or transistors or the like.
Depending on the age and use on the monitor, the capacitors do eventually create problems and there is a SLIM chance that you voltage is just a bit shy to fire the power button, but it seems unlikely. Usually they cause problems lie sutting down when they are hot, or flashing on for just a little or not wanting to start up at all.

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The main power supply has a problem; pulling the AC cord turns off all power allowing it to 'reset' while pressing the front panel button only sends a logic-level signal to the supply to tell it to power up.
I don't know if the supply is on a separate board or not but removiing the back panel would show you if it is. If separate, the board will have mostly larger components on it such as larger capacitors and probably a larger transfomer with a solid core of ferrite.  If you can find a part number on a label that should be the completed assembly identifier and you could check to see if Gateway will repair it or you might have to buy a replacement that you could install yourself; it isn't tough to do; generally there will be variety of plugs with no two alike so mistakes are difficult to make. If you see a part number that seems part of the printed circuit etching, that will be the bare board, not what you need. 

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