Question about Computer Monitors
The power seems to come on,. however the screen remains black for close to ten minutes as the blue power light blinks. After the ten minutes, the screen pops up and functions normally. Turning the monitor off then on yields the same result.
This usually indicates a power supply that is about to die. Heat buildup in the monitor case causes parts called capacitors to overheat and blow out. Check out our web site at: www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm We have pictures of what the blown capacitors look like. Open the back of your monitor and look for the blown caps. Replace all the ones that look like the ones in the pictures and you should be back up and running. The values you need to get are going to be marked on the sides of the ones you take out. Be sure to reinstall the new ones with the polarity stripe going the same direction as the old ones come out. You can order replacement parts from several places on the internet or we can supply them for you. You will need to use high temp caps that will be marked 105c, these are not available from Radio Shack. If you use ones that are not rated correctly then you will have more issues in a month or two. If you don't want to do the repair yourself we do offer a repair service for $35 plus return shipping.
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Posted on Oct 24, 2009
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