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Mymonitor started flickering constantly,just started,help

All of a sudden, it has worked perfect, no problems,no powers surges, no storms, and then all of a sudden it has started flickering, constantly,never stops,it is lightly, but drves you insane,there is no way to work or continue to do anything on the pc.It will give you a headache or eye strain in les than 5 minutes. I have tried to to use auto reset, re boot, un all cables, usb, all the steps, there are no cords pinching or crimped.eveything is straight. No one has used or been in my computer room, It is off limits to anyone.Is it still under warranty? It was purchased less than 2years ago,will be this Christmas.

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  • eganders Dec 10, 2008

    I have the same problem. After the flickering went on for less than a day, the monitor would shut down (black screen even though the blue light still was on) a few seconds after it turns on with flicker.

    I tried the suggestion that was given about replacing the 6 capacitors on the power board C211, 212, 213, 214, 215 and 216. That did not fix the problem. I noticed that the area around the power transistors Q5 and Q6 was brown. I checked the two caps C11 & C12. One of them was defective. I replaced it, but that also did not solve the problem (but it might have originally caused the problem). I suspect that Q5 and/or Q6 may be defective, but I have already spent too much time on this problem. It looks like Proview did not adequately heat sink these transistors. I would like to know the cost of a new power board (and I have a call into Proview to check), but I suspect that it is not worth it. Proview indicates that the cost to repair the monitor (out of warranty) is $100. For just a little over $200 I can get a Dell 22 inch monitor, so that is the way I am going to go.


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I do not want to pay for assistance, my monitor is under warranty. I want to know where i need to call or go to have monitor repaired or speak to someone "without having to pay".That is not under the warranty,having to pay to speak to someone just to find out what the trouble is,,,my goodness? I already know there is a problem, i dont have to may 10$ or 20$, that is what the warranty is for,to have the "problem-the monitor fixed"to know where to send it to or where they can can send fed-ex or a courier to pick it up or i can take it to a "geek squad"......That should be a "free advise from the Proview company".

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