Question about Sony SDM-S204 (Black) 20.1" LCD Monitor

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Half the screen on my high-def monitor has gone out.

The bad half of the screen is not out, but it had lines and patterns that reflect the colors of whatever is on the screen. I checked the cable connections and that didn't seem to help. I also checked it without being connected to the CPU and it still had the problem, so it doesn't seem like a video card issue.

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This is already a problem with the LCD that you have and it should be repalce already....

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Try resetting the monitor to the factory setting by using the buttoms on the monitor and then try..

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There are 4 capasiters one in each corner if any of them look popped up thats the problem. they are not very expensive if you can put them in yourself

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Sounds Bad, hows the warranty? there maybe a problem on the signal input, I suspect the the screen actually is OK itself but the board controlling it or the signal coming in is not functioning properly have you tried another input?

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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