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Monitor works intermittently

Over the last two weeks I've had a great deal of trouble with my Gateway FPD2185W monitor. When I power up the computer and monitor, the screen occasionally remains black. Last night the computer and monitor were working so I ran a virus scan that discovered a clicker trojan and it was deleted, but this morning the problem once again reared its ugly head. Tonight I tried swapping cables checked surge suppressors, bypassed surge protectors plugged the monitor in and out several times. I was about to call it a night when I unplugged the monitor and replugged it and it worked. The blue power light is bright when the monitor is working properly but is dim when not working. This computer has worked almost without failure since 2006. Any ideas? Thanks.

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  • Ed Hamer Feb 22, 2012

    When the display goes black does it respond to any of the menu buttons or try disconnecting the video cable from the computer and see if display then shows anything. If you get no response from either of these it's probably the display.

  • Michael Smith Feb 24, 2012

    Thanks Ed, the menu does not respond and reconnecting didn't
    help. Probably time for new monitor.

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Hi Michael, it does sound like the monitor then. The most likely cause is bad capacitors in the power supply. Typically a cheap repair but you do have to solder and such. Unless you have to have a very expensive monitor its probably better to just replace it since basic monitors are so cheap these days. Good luck.

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