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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Re: LCD Monitor doesn't work!
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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Try another Cord/Charger. Has there been any damage? Drop? A pull on the cord while plugged in damaging the AC jack? What happens if you remove the battery and use the AC cord only? Post what happens when you push the on/off switch, Fan spins? LED's Blink? Anything on the screen? Have you reseated the Memory mods, removed and tested the HDD? Tried a System Restore/Recovery? Need more info.
How's the status light of your computer monitor? is it blinking amber? and the status light of your computer tower's power button? blinking amber as well or solid green or no light at all?
1. Disconnect all the connection at the back of your computer tower 2. Press the power button of the computer tower for 15 seconds 3. Reconnect the power button and the monitor cable at the back of your computer tower and turn on the computer (if it turned on that means that one of the device plugged at the back of your computer tower is faulty) 4. If still the same problem, open up your computer tower. 5. Reseat the video card, Reseat Hard drive, Reseat Memory, Reseat CPU, Reseat power cord coming from the CPU to your computer (doing all things one-by-one to pin-point the root cause of the issue)
If none of the troubleshooting steps fixed the problem, possible that the power supply is faulty and if the power supply is faulty sometimes it goes with the motherboard.
If by "reseat" you mean "reset," I'm not clear whether the problem is hardware or software.
If the machine won't turn on, check that the power cords to the computer and monitor and the video cable between the two are all firmly connected at both ends. See if there's a power switch on the back of the computer near where the power cord connect - if so, make sure it's on. Press the power button on the front of the machine, and write back to let us know what happens.
If the machine works fine but you're trying to restore it to factory-default settings, enter your service tag number on Dell's support Website and search for directions there.
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Below you will find my recommendations for troubleshooting this issue:
1. Reseat the power cord and verify a good power source.
To reseat the power cord, follow the steps below:
1.1 Power down the system. 1.2 Unplug the power cord. 1.3 Wait approximately one minute. 1.4 Reseat the power cord. 1.5 Verify that the power cord is plugged directly into a known good power outlet.
2. Verify that the monitor is receiving power from a known good outlet and bypass any power strips.
To test the power outlet, perform the following steps:
2.1 Unplug the monitor power cable from the power outlet. 2.2 Plug in a different device, and verify that the device is operational. 2.3 If there is no power try another outlet. Remove any power strips and try plugging directly into the main power outlet.
3. Verify the monitor is powered on and the power button is engaged.
Ensure that the monitor is powered on and that the power button is fully engaged. To do so, check the power LED on the front of the monitor; it should be lit.
NOTE: There are two types of power switches: A mechanical switch characterized by a long travel. You have to push it further and you will hear an audible click. An electrical switch that has a short travel and almost no click.
A lit monitor LED can be any of the following:
* Green * Blinking green * Yellow * Blinking yellow * A combination, such as alternating green and yellow
Any of these states indicate the monitor is receiving power and that you should proceed.
4. Swap power cables.
To try a known good power cable on the monitor, follow the instructions below:
4.1 Turn off a working monitor. 4.2 Unplug the cable from the back of the working monitor, and unplug the cable from the wall. 4.3 Unplug the cable from the monitor in question. 4.4 Plug in the cable that came from the working monitor.
5. Run the monitor self test.
To run the monitor self test, perform the following steps:
5.1 Power off both the computer and the monitor. 5.2 Unplug the video cable from the computer or video card. 5.3 Reseat the power cord to the monitor, ensuring it is plugged into a known-good outlet. 5.4 Power on the monitor.
NOTE: The monitor self test will move around on some monitor models. If the monitor self test moves, allow it to move to the affected areas of the monitor to check for the problem described.
If the Self test failed, it's possible that the monitor is faulty. Contact dell to check if it's still under warranty so they can replace it.
it looks like the battery is defective. try reseat the battery while the power cord plug in to see if that help. if you remove the battery and leave the power cord plug in, the battery symbol indicator light will turn off. Time to order a replacement battery.