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POWERED ON MONITOR, FLASHES ON, THEN GOES BLACK, MAKES NOISE

This monitor started making a loud noise, then went black, but the green/yellow power button still works. After rebooting, the screen will pop on correctly for a second, then go black again. All the while the monitor makes a noise. When powered off, it still makes a quick computer-sounding clicking sound.
Plus I cannot find the Dell "Service Tag", just a longer serial number.

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My dell flat panel monitor power light will stay orange.We fix it(actually my Dad did)by adjusting the blue cable connections at the hard disk and motherboard.

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This is general LCD monitor advice. I don't know your specific model. Your problem, however, is very common on many different monitors.

In 90% of cases, the problem is one or more failed electrolytic capacitors on the power supply board. They are a simple matter to replace, but require desoldering the old ones and soldering in new ones, as well as general electrical/electronic safety practices.

If what I've just said already makes sense to you, then you're probably qualified - go ahead and replace them. If I'm talking greek, then go find an electronics nerd - some goofy looking guy wielding a soldering gun should do.

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