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Viewsonic monitor VG2021m won't awaken

I've had this monitor and laptop computer for a year or so and it's been fine. Starting last week, I notice that, first thing in the morning, the screen is black and shaking the mouse for at least one minute does not help it. I've tried turning the monitor off, but the button stays blue and it doesn't seem to shut off - perhaps I need to hold it in longer.

Unplugging the power cord and replugging temporaily solves the problem, but I'd rather solve it permanently.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
Dean

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  • Deanalt Oct 05, 2008

    I was referrring to the power cord of the monitor, not the computer, by the way.

  • Bigswannyd Oct 19, 2008

    However, I cannot get mine to turn on at all. The power is on, based on the blue light. I did some further investigating, and I can vaguely see some activity when I hold my flashlight right up to the screen. So, I am assuming the the lamp in the monitor is burned out or not functioning correctly. Is there a way to replace it? If so, is it economical, or should I "file 13" this monitor and buy a new one?

  • Geek 786 Jan 07, 2009

    I have almost the same problem with the same VG2021m LCD monitor - the blue light was staying lit & monitor won't turn off for about 2 months (monitor is 1 year old). Yesterday, after turning it off & on because of aforementioned problem, a one-off menu came on top right of the screen & while trying to exit from it, v... something got increased & now the monitor shows extra sharp (washed out images) on the screen. I have tried both Analog & Digital inputs, but the problem is the same. Now what shall I do? Is there any Settings Reset Utility or BIOS Update to resolve the issue? Please! please! someone help me on this..............

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I understand the vg2021m has a 3 year warranty. Phone number for Product Support is (800) 688-6688. Give 'em a call and see if they won't fix it for free or some nominal charge. (OK! So this is the cowards way out.)
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