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Blank after 2 seconds

I have a Dell 1703FPs TFT which has worked OK for a couple of years. When I switch on now the picture comes on for 2 seconds and then the screen goes blank. If I switch off and back on the same happens. I have checked the computer with another monitor and it works fine. Anyone got any ideas. Andy

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Re: Blank after 2 seconds

This is most probably cause by one or more Faulty Electrolytic Capacitors, I find these are the MOST commonest form of "Fault" in these LCD's TFT's units. I ususally simply replace "On Spec" all High Value Electros, in fact ALL Electro's are suspect and often I just "Shotgun" and replace 'em all. Usually fixes all problems. Always use High Temperature Caps.

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