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LCD Monitor doesn't work!

My monitor won't come on. I have a Dell 2005WFP that won't power up. What happens is, if I reseat the power cord, the on/off switch blinks slowly along with the number 2 on the LED panel. This will go on for about 5 or so minutes before it goes black again. I also can see the slightest flicker in the video as the lights below are blinking. Also, while this blinking is going on, pressing any of the buttons does nothing; the only thing the monitor "responds" to is pulling out and plugging back in the cord.

I also tried reseating the video cables, both analog and digital, but again that did nothing.

Is the monitor toast or is it repairable (at a cost lower than simply buying a replacement)?


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  • Elmos Woods Nov 01, 2008

    Sorry, Eagle, I closed it by mistake and wasn't sure I'd get double-billed by reentering.

    Thank you for your response; I'm glad it's a matter of replacing a part. Unfortunately, I have zero experience with monitor repair, so I guess I'll have to look for a shop.

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    una parte del el monitor no funciona

  • danielpoling Nov 08, 2008

    I have the same problem, and would very much like to fix it.

  • secb Dec 02, 2008

    I more or less have the same problem. When I turn on the monitor the display scrolls for 5-10 minutes while the screen warms up and makes a shrill high pitched whine. Once it's warmed up the display works fine for 30-45 minutes and then the power starts flickering on and off.

    Where can I find a new inverter board and what's involved with replacing it? Simple soldering or just unplugging an old card and connecting a new one?

  • quintonvl
    quintonvl Dec 05, 2008

    also looking for an invertor board as mine has also gone **** up!... ;-)



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Hey why did you disconnect the live session? Anyways what you have is a faulty inverter board.. You can get a replacement easily. I got one from ebay last week for 35$. So if you just tell me the part number I can get you the best deal..

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