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245BW Snap/Crack sound and then does not work

The subject says it all... I was filing some papers - nothing unusual going on - heard a very sharp snap or crack sound and the monitor was no longer working. The power button was still working and getting electricity, but a dead screen. Any ideas what this could be? I'm pretty handy with repairing PCs and I was able to get the back cover off with no problems, but couldn't see anything obvious.

Thanks for any help.

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  • al-r Jan 03, 2009

    I have just experienced a very similar problem. Suddenly this morning my 245B just woulnd't show anything.. the screen is completely black, but not an illuminated black, black as if it were just turned off constantly. The only difference between its current state and it being turned off is that the power button seems to work as normal so I assume it's not a power source problem.

    I also have heard it 'crack' various times throughout the last few weeks(?) after approx. 45 minutes of usage when first turned on, and sometimes after it is turned off, but this didn't seem to have any effect, so I ignored it.

    Jmassengill, have you managed to fix your problem?




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Be very careful! Some monitors/TV's have 30,000+ volts DC in them even when not plugged into AC house current. The crack/snap sound was most likely an electrical component breaking down and shorting against the metal of the case of the monitor. I would take the monitor to an authorized repair center because the danger of getting shocked/killed is very possible while working on this type of problem at home.

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