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Gateway 900w monitor

My screen is dark but the monitor still works, if i hold a flashlight up to the screen i can see what is there but barely. any suggestions on how to fix that problem. i have already tried to adjust the dimness on the screen but that didnt work.

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  • cajunroux Apr 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. But if you press the input button on the side of the Gateway 900w, it show no rgb input but then it switches back to vga it momentarily shows the desktop in full clarity. Any suggestions?

  • Steve Bowman Oct 19, 2009

    I have the Gateway 900W Monitor, and it does not power on. What could be the problem?

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The back light must be gone bad, need replacement, contact to sevice center

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Could be a bad backlight or a bad power board. The power board most likely has just blown some capacitors. If you are adventurous and know what you are doing, open it up and check the board for any problems.
WARNING: the Gateway 900w has a bunch of quircks with regards to opening it up. Be patient and careful while doing it. You will find after removing the front cover and the LCD panel that the power board is mounted upside down on the mainboard. Check the cluster of 25V capacitors. Mine were all bulged up.

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