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LG flatron L1718s monitor switches on for a split second then goes off. Cycling the power on/off gives a repeat of the above. Any pointers to where the problem may lie? I only have access to basic tools ie soldering iron, screwdrivers, multi-meter, no o'scope available. Any suggestions or help greatly appreciated

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  • dominic_b Nov 05, 2008

    Thanks for the info, however, I should have been clearer in my original posting. I have tried the monitor on several machines, it was originally connected to my windows 2003 server, I checked it on my laptop as an additional external monitor and it gives the exact same problem. The server room that it has been sitting in for the last 3 years runs hot (approx 84degs F) so it may be a dry joint somewhere (i've been looking at posts elsewhere). However, I spent 5 mins last night just trying to work out how to get the back cover off and couldn't work it out :( It may be that I was too tired to see the obvious, but there were definetly no screws to take out......

  • onest-tone Nov 25, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with an LG Flatron L1715S. I have carried out the appropriate lead and monitor substitution tests to confirm it is a not a lead or vga out problem so it has to be the monitor. The monitor is about 4 years old and not exhibited any problems before. It has been picked up and moved but not handled roughly.

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Check that the monitor is indeed the problem, plug the montior into a different pc or laptop and see if it works.

if so then borrow a monitor from somewhere plug it in to your pc and see what happens if it does not produce a picture then check that your graphics card is seated correctly in your motherboard.

also this is where it gets tricky, but if the graphics card is AGP make sure that your bios is set to use the AGP (not PCI) as it's primary or vice versa if it's a PCI graphics card.
(I say tricky because you may not be able to view anything if you don't have or can't borrow a different type of graphics card ie try a PCI one if you have AGP) to do this step you will need to install a spare card.

if you still have no joy but you get the monitor to display something when it is plugged into the different PC, at least you know the monitor is not at fault.

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