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Power on/off My monitor was working fine, but the computer then wasn't used for a while. Now when I tried to start it up, the monitor won't turn on. No lights, nothing. I know the power cable works fine, just there's something wrong with this monitor.

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    I have the same exact problem...only 2 year old monitor. The green LED on the power button flashes on & off but thats it.

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Hi, Try using another outlet.
Does your AC power cord have any indicator lights which is why you know the power cable works fine?
Base on your assessment, I would say the power supply board on the monitor needs to be replaced.
Thanks,
Mike H.

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