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Replacing Inverter Board

I am pretty sure that my monitor has the same problem as others mentioned here (starts for a few seconds, then goes black). I did the "flashlight test" (thank you for that) and can see my desktop. Do you know of anyplace on the web that explains how to replace the FPD1760 inverter board with step-by-step directions? This monitor is just out of warranty and I decided to give replacing the inverter board a shot before I give up on it. thank you

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Re: Replacing Inverter Board

ALL the electrolytic capacitors on the power supply/inverter board have to be replaced. Including the 47uf cap.
Mine works like a dream now. :-)

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Re: Replacing Inverter Board

I did some poking around and only found a few places that sold inverter boards for this monitor. Ebay has one that sells for about $80: I wasn't able to find any specific instructions posted, however, taking a typical LCD panel apart and replacing the board shouldn't be too difficult. The only hard part is not getting shocked, which is why this is not a job for the typical user. Anyway to disassemble the typical LCD you remove the pedestal from the back of the LCD then remove the screws around the back of the LCD, remove the back and look for the inverter board. Typically it is covered with a metal shield; again the hard part is knowing how to correctly handle the parts. Considering you can buy a new 17" LCD for $120 to $150 (and has a 1 year warranty) you might want to consider investing in a new monitor instead. If you have any other questions let us know, otherwise please don?t forget to rate this posting.

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Hope this helps.... Your monitor has an inverter issue. You know it's an inverter problem when:
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To fix this black screen problem, change the inverter board (based on your monitor brand).

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That is often an inverter failure. Try turning off the room light, and point a flashlight sticking to the dark screen. If you can see a very faint picture, then the inverter has failed.
Before replacing the inverter, the PSU must also be tested. If the PSU does not supply power to inverter, then the PSU and not the inverter is the part to be tested.

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Thank you for your query

Your monitors inverter has burnt out and will need your monitor replacing

I did not even ask for a bid for this as i dont think you should have to pay for a easy solution


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More often then not, this is attributed to a failing Backlight Inverter. A Backlight Inverter, is a power board mounted below the screen that actually send power to the Lamp inside the LCD itself. Check to see, when it goes out if there isn't still some images faint in the screen. If this is the case take it to a local repair shop and have them order one and replace it. repair cost for this shuold be around 65-100 dollars.

If this helps, please rate my solution. Have a great day.

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Screen goes blank after a few seconds

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The monitor flicker problem. The monitor when turn on will display image for couple of second then turn black. The monitor status led is still green. This will happen each time it is turn on. The symptom at appear to come from the inverter board.

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density, I agree from what you have described it might be the inverter board, however, I wouldn't start tearing and replacing based on your description just yet. With the computer on and the monitor power LED green shine a flashlight in the lower left hand corner of your screen. Look for the Windows ?Start? button, if your backlight and/or the inverter board is not working you?ll see a faint ?start? button if you look closely. If that is the case I wouldn't recommend randomly re-soldering or replacing parts on the inverter board. Unless you physically see damage or have the ability to trouble shoot the failure to a discrete component I would suggest replacing the entire board if it is economically worth it. Depending on the monitor this is usually an economically repairable problem. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this posting.

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