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Vx900 viewsonic monitor problem . Blank screen except for power off/on

My 3 yr old lcd vx900 monitor suddenly went blank except when I cycle power. The image then appears just fine for one second and then goes blank again. View sonic said it was the inverter (power). And would cost $120. Does this sound right?

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  • tallest Feb 23, 2008

    exactly the same problem that I have. The screen only flashes on for a split sec and then goes black.

  • patrick417 Jun 21, 2008

    Yes I have the same model with the exact same problem.

  • TenForty Nov 05, 2008

    Same problem. When I turn the monitor on, the image flashes for a fraction of a second then the screen goes black (but the green light stays on which indicates the computer is still sending it the signal). Same whether I use DB15 or DVI.

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No, Viewsonic has the part for sale 42.99 - free shipping. Easy to replace

Posted on Jul 13, 2007

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Search for "VX900 inverter" on eBay. A company from China sells for $21, new, free shipping.

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  • TenForty Nov 16, 2008

    Yes. The inverter WAS the problem. LCDPart.Com sells it for $80 and has a PDF document that guides you to change it. If you are on a budget, an outfit from China sells them on eBay for $21, shipping, included. The only problem is that their part is wider and shorter. So, although it works, you have to tape it down in place because it does not fit where the original comes.

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