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Sony SDM-HS74P/S 17 - Monitor won't stay on the right picture

Hello, when My computer is turned on, I turn my monitor on, and the screen is there, but it only stays for about 2 seconds. Then it goes black. I've also played with the input buttons, and can bring the picture back, but then again, it doesn't stay. I've tried restarting the computer, turning the monitor off for a long time, unplugging the monitor from the computer, and from power, and then retrying. Is there a valid reset button on this monitor, or is there anything else I can do to keep the picture?

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  • thinkwise Nov 02, 2007

    I'm having the exact same problem. There is no faint image that I can see, only that the screen comes on briefly, then fails. Tried this with several different computers, and other monitors work, but this one fails.

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

    My monitor does the same thing. I was filling out a job ap online when it happened so I kept turning the monitor on and off just to get the ap finished. Must have done it 20 times. Took it next door to hook onto another computer and it did the same thing. I tried changing settings both on the monitor and through Windows and nothing works.

  • sheaufeng Dec 11, 2007

    I have the exact same problem. My screen stays on for a couple of minutes, then goes black, and will not reappear unless I turn it off and on. Has anyone found a solution or should I toss this monitor?

  • texbook Jan 08, 2008

    My monitor also shuts down after about two seconds I can hit the on off button and get it to go again, but then it quits. It does the same on another computer. It seems like it is going into sleep mode.

  • tinko Feb 12, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Sony SDM-HS74P/ 17 monitor. The monitor black out after 10-15 seconds when is turned on. The green light is on, but nothing on the screen. If I turn it off and turn it back on, it will stay on again for about 10-15 seconds and black out, and also the picture has this pink color on it.Any solutions guys????
    Thanks

  • GrantB Mar 10, 2008

    My monitor (Sony SDM-HS74P/S 17) has also started blacking out.
    There is no faint image after the blackout so it is not the backlighting.
    I had it connected via DVI and changed to an analog cable without luck.

    It almost seems like it is heat or voltage related since I can unplug the monitor's AC and plug it back in and get my desktop back but the longer I unplug it; the longer it stays on. I went thru my BIOS and couldn't find anything that would alter the problem.
    I also noticed by turning it off and back on again I can it to come back for a short time.

    I changed back to my old LCD monitor and it seems not to exhibit the problem.

    I noticed by cloning the picture with my TV, I can still get the desktop on my TV with my monitor being blacked out.
    I am using an NVDIA GeForce 6200 and was wondering if anyone else is using that card or family of card. I am using a FIC AU13 motherboard.

    It is still under warantee from Sony so I guess that's my next step if I don't find a fix fairly soon.
    Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated!
    Thanks


  • jpkartes14 Mar 23, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. My screen stays on for a couple of minutes, then goes black. i am thinking it is the backlight inverter but i can't find this part or part# any where. can any budy help?

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    Sony SDM-HS74P/S 17"

  • zeitgeist200 May 12, 2008

    I have this problem too. I guess the power supply is dying....there is no way to replace it is there? The damn thing seems built into the monitor... It's a great screen with great colors but worthless if it always goes blank.

    It's a bit of a pain to constantly have to hit the button to turn it off/on again when it goes dark.

  • chris1864 Jul 05, 2008

    It's out of warranty, I'm looking for a solution. If you have part numbers and how to links I would try to repair in.



    If it looks fine, even for the few seconds before going dark, why would I think replacing the backlight has failed? My guess it was power to the screen related or something wrong with "power save" functions.



    Does Sony own up to anything on this topic?

  • careylk Jul 22, 2008

    can the backlight be fixed?

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008




    Hello, when My computer is turned on, I
    turn my monitor on, and the screen is there, but it only stays for
    about 2 seconds. Then it goes black. I've also played with the input
    buttons, and can bring the picture back, but then again, it doesn't
    stay. I've tried restarting the computer, turning the monitor off for a
    long time, unplugging the monitor from the computer, and from power,
    and then retrying. Is there a valid reset button on this monitor, or is
    there anything else I can do to keep the picture?appear a dialogue box :"Burn in mode"


  • IamNayan Aug 30, 2008

    ive got exactly the same problem. set brightness to low just keeps staying the back light longer. no one knows how to solve this problem?

  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2008

    mine only stays on about a minute then it goes black again.

  • driscon6 Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same probelm and am frustrated because it was just fine and then nothing. Can unplug and start again and it just keeps on doing the samse thing.

  • kikstand Jan 13, 2009

    Same thing here... on for 2 seconds and black screen.

  • kikstand Jan 13, 2009

    I'm going to see if I can fix mine by myself. I figure a 12' drop to the concrete should jar the problem into submission.

  • e_vales Feb 08, 2009

    I have the same problem with the monitor displaying for only a few
    seconds and then going blank. Is there any way of fixing
    this? Any suggestions?

  • petrov1 Mar 27, 2009

    Monitor stays for about couple of minutes, but strange noise is coming from power board.

  • mrfnk May 13, 2009

    same problem only i get a flash that lasts less then 1 sec.

    my friends friend had a sony also and took it to be repaired. they said it was the back light capacitor. where can i get a new one? and how do i test them to see witch one it is?

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When the screen turns black again take a flashlight and shine it in the bottom left hand corner where the Windows Start button is located. If you can see a faint image then your back light is failing. If that?s not the case the next step would be to attach another monitor to your computer to see if the problem disappears. If it does that points to the monitor, if it doesn?t then we need to take a look at the computer itself. Let us know what you find out and please don?t forget to rate this posting.

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I lowered my Backlight to 1 and Brightness to 1 lasts a little longer, but doesn't fix my problem. Recommend that as a solution to some people. My Monitor is a Sony HS73 from 2003.

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Change the bright settings to low, it works for me

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SOURCE: Sony SDM-HS74P/S 17 Monitor won't stay on the right picture.

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SOURCE: My Sony SDM-HS74P display does not stay on.

I have the same issue and wrote the monitor off for now after checking all cables (and a different computer). The logic circuitry and panel are sill ok as I can see a faint image with proper lighting and close inspection, but no backlight makes it useless.

Since there are 4 lamps (CCFLs) on this model, the problem likely is not there but on the inverter circuitry driving them. This does not look easy to replace as this is part of a bigger board.

It looks like some could repair by changing a few (or even one) component on the board, but unless your are used to this (de-soldering and soldering back), you are kind of stuck.

I will attempt this if I have time as I hate junking 99.9% ok hardware. In your case since this is an old monitor you should just replace it if not technically (on the electronics side) apt.

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SOURCE: I have an sdm hs74p monitor that repeatedly blacks

You may not have problem with the caps, but check them out any way. You should get good caps such as PANASONIC FM or FC series from DIGIKEY.COM
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