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Monitor Goes Blank after 30 mins....

My friend gave me his monitor, because he was having problems with it. He told me that it would work for a while and then just go blank. The green light stays on but the screen goes blank. If you turn it off and turn it back on it works, but only for a few seconds. If you wait 1 minuate and turn it back on it will stay on for around 10 mins and do the same. I was just wondering if anyone had a solution to this problem, because I have always wanted an LCD, but they cost to much and this one is free and I was hoping maybe I could fix it up and use it for myself because an LCD is much easier to carry around and the colors are so much better. Please help me out if you can. Thanks, Michael Shear

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    I had one given to me that has identical symptoms. I was just starting to investigate it. I read another blog about a guy with a similar problem that lessened the frequency by reducing the screen brightness. I plan to try it to see if it makes mine stay on longer until I can find schematics and parts breakdown for repair.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    same thing here on two peoples monitors ~ 4 years old.

  • nkosii Feb 03, 2009

    just as the first writer ... a friend of mine here in Malawi sold it to me saying that it was okay but after two hours, it went off and i am furrious abt it.

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