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Re: Power Light Blinking & Black Screen
A blinking blue light indiactes that your power-inverter board is not
putting out what it should. It needs an overhaul which may be a simple
as changing out the capacitors on the boards.
It could go beyong that to transistors or even a bad bulb.
It will have to be opened up to do that.
A picture may show visual signs of damage. If you can take one and email it to me , I'll take a look.
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That blue blinking light could be the fact that there is not a signal from the PC to the monitor itself. You could have lost your video card, corrupt driver for video card or monitor. If you have a PC with separate video card and a mother board video output, try switching to the one you are not using and rebooting the PC
I don't know what might have happened, but a number of years ago I had an apple monitor and the power light on it started blinking, so I got in touch with apple and they told me that it's flashing an error code, so they told me what the blinking indicated and fixed it.
So I think the blinking of the power light on your monitor could be indicating an error code so I suggest you call apple and they will identify what the error is indicating.
It is possible that the video card in cpu is bad, try hooking up another monitor to the cpu (computer) if you have one that will let you know if it is the monitor or the computer video card, Could be as simple as the driver is missing.
Sounds like the monitor is being made to show a resolution it does not support. Check the available resolutions the monitor supports and then check what resolution the video card is giving, if it not compatable, you get the black and blue screens.
For the video card, right click on the desktop in a an empty area and choose properties > settings > your resolution from the card will be there. Now from there click on advanced > click on monitor and look at the monitor settings. Make sure the box is checked to hide modes the monitor cannot display. Now click on the adapter tab and click below on all modes. This is the list of all modes that both the monitor and the video card argree on. Make sure the settings in your game match one of these and you should be good to go.
Have you tried connecting this monitor to another computer, even a laptop. This would tell you whether the display is bad or the video card is the culprit. I suspect the monitor's power supply is dying. Taking it to a pro for repair should cost @55.00. Buying a new monitor @ $100 - $125.
The power supply is the first thing that the 110v electric line goes into.
The invertor is the next item past the power supply, or sometimes contained within it. I do not thing monitors are a DIY repair.
First substitute a different monitor to confirm that it is, in deed , the monitor and not the video card.
This is most likely the power inverter board in the monitor - this is common in many monitors. If it started taking longer and longer to display an image, and the power light is blinking on-and-off, that's the problem. You can confirm that it's the monitor and not your computer or the cable by plugging in another monitor if you have one to try.
If it's under warranty, send it back, if not, there are inverter boards for many common models of LCD monitors that are replaceable. The board can run anywhere from $50 on up. Depending on how old it is, you may find it better to just replace it with a gently used one from ebay.