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Problem in monitor

Hi, Whenever I turn on my monitor it displays the computers output briefly (~half a second) before going blank. I have tried the monitor on two other computers with the same result so it is definetaly not a computer problem. The power light on the front of the monitor stays green when the screen goes blank. Whenever I turn the power off and back on again the exact same thing happens. Help please!!

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  • maco98xj Jun 11, 2008

    I replaced the transistors and this did not fix the problem. My screen turns on for 1/2 second then turns off but the power light stays green. what should I replace next?

  • Andrew Jun 22, 2008

    I have the exact same problem and know someone else who has the same problem. Sounds like dell sold a piece of junk. How can i tell if its the light or the power for the light? I have torn it apart its not too hard. I have worked on smaller stuff then this though.



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You need to either buy a new inverter board, or if you are competant with soldering onto boards, you need to replace the c5707 transisters at points q740, q739, q760 and q759 on the larger board. best place really for the replacement c5707s is ebay

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I had the same problem. I found recommendations here and on other sites that I needed a new backlight inverter / power supply. I found exactly what I needed at this site: part number: E173FPCPWR. The have pictures of the exact card you need you need to by. Mine cost $50 plus shipping ($14.69) (ugh!) I just installed it today and it's working great. You need to feel comfortable popping the back of your monitor and working with little screws and connectors. You may find the part cheaper online. Sure beats buying a new monitor.

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Sounds like the inverter board or lamps are bad

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