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Re: turns on and off
They will fix it for free if you have it for less than 1 year, I'll tell you right now, I did it with one of mine, and it's a good thing I insured it, because that was the last time I ever saw it,lol, and it cost me $70.00 to pack and ship it. If you call them they will more than likely give you an RMA, you must get the RMA first. And they will pay the return shipping, but not the shipping charges to them and make sure you pack it right, or you will risk more damage, and inshure it
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Let the unit cool down for 30 min., give proper ventilation because your processor have a heat sensor, once reached the peak temp the unit will automatically shuts off. Keep away all the obstruction from your vent.
Let me know if the symptom is still there...
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Check the power supply first for bad caps, then check to see if you do have 12vdc feeding the the inverter circuits, worst case will be the lamps, see example of failed VIEWSONIC monitors due to bad caps: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Getting another power supply will be costly exercise mate may be easier to get quote from a local tech if it is just caps that have vented and then weigh up the price difference as LCDs are quite cheap now.
Kim, The LCD display requires WHITE light so you can see all the colors on the screen. Most BLACK screen problems will be a power supply problem internal to the monitor. I monitor is still under warranty, have Viewsonic repair it. Here are a few more options that could be available if unit is out of warranty. 1. Trade in for new widescreen display. Please note that the electronics technician at the store will evaluate your monitor and try to repair it for less than $10 in parts! He or she will keep it as a spare unit or sell your monitor for $40 - $60 to a buddy that needs a spare or second monitor. 2. Check to see if Viewsonic has a CASH+old unit swap-out program. They ship you a REFURBISHED same model unit w/ 30day warranty. Yes! They will REFURBISH your old monitor and ship it to another customer. But that's only if a swap program is in effect! 3. Check with a local TV/LCD monitor repair shop, to see if they refurbish LCD monitors with new or rebuilt "switch-mode-power-supply" / "inverter supply" / "cold-cathode-fluoiescent-lamps" . 4. Most costly option. Buy new display AND have your VX910 repaired and kept as spare unit! Before you do any of the above mentioned options visit (FYI) YOUTUBE and search for and view the longer (8-12 minute) video clips of "LCD monitor repair" and "LCD monitor disassembly" to learn what the most common causes of LCD BLACK SCREEN failure are and what parts are used to fix them. Also visit www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm and www.lcdparts.com , www.badcaps.net for more information. If your VX910 falls into the FAILED CCFL backlight catagory get back here to fixya and let us know what option you will persue. If this was helpful to you or someone else, rate this response on fixya. 12fixlouie by for now.
If the monitors use seperate plug in power supply EG 12 to 24volts it could be that at fault.
Or it could be the invertor at fault.
I have had some success repairing invertors if you can use A meter remove invertor Panels & check accross the coils with meter set to ohms all the coils should read identical chances are you will find one set of windings either dead short or open circuit. This will be the faulty coil hopefully as your monitors are all the same make the coils will be the same.
Carefully desolder faulty coil & fit one that reads good from a doner board.
Look for any SMD type fuses & check or replace them & thats it I have done quite a few now using this method.
Give it a go.