We plugged in a drill to an outlet and it sparked. The circuit went out and the breaker had to be reset. this was the circuit that had the computer and monitor on it. Once the power was back on, the monitor will not turn on (the computer does turn on). It is a Princeton VL1916. How do I get the monitor to work?
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Re: After a power outage, monitor won't turn on
Anytime there is an electrical surge the weakest part is the "Inverter" inside your monitor. It is two pencil size tubes that generates the DC power to the backlight of your monitor. Bring to repair shop and ask to look at the inverters. Once changed it will work fine
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check the cable, wiring harness, check the outlet for power, make sure you do not have it is a plug that may have switch some where where it turns or shut the power to that outlet.
or can it be video card issue, or plugs adapter is faulty, try a different outlet or different plug in your power strip. check the power strip if you have one, make sure the power strip is on, push the reset button on the power strip.
if you motherboard has internal vga adapter try setting resolution to the lowest setting plug you monitor into the motherboard to see if the issue is the video card or cards.
turn monitor off and on see if it getting warm.
the resolutions maybe to high try lower setting temp.
see if the monitor has manufactures restore or reset button on the monitor some where, it would be around all the connectors are located.
does the light comes on when you turn on in the front of monitor.
I searched around on the web and found somebody mentioning the power source. I live in south Florida and we do get power surges almost daily. It seemed too good to be true but I decided to try it so I unplugged my monitor from my surge protector and plugged it into another outlet and BAM!!!!!! Crystal clear and like brand new!
It must have been the surge protector.
So if you have a fuzzy monitor one thing you CAN TRY is to change the power source or outlet. It worked for me and saved me a few hundred dollars.
It is possible that your monitor is on a GFI switch. These switches turn off if they detect a problem that could incur a shock, or if they are getting worn. Check if there is a power outlet in the same room with a red and black switch. If so, push the reset switch, typically the red one.
Your monitor may also be on a switch activated outlet. Is it plugged into the top outlet? See if a wall switch nearby controls the outlet. then try turning on your monitor.
Is the surge protector your monitor is plugged into turned on?
Check the cord on the back of your monitor. It is possible it may be loose. Plug it in all the way.
Some Viewsonic monitors have a power pack that is not inside the monitor case. Check the wiring between it and the wall and between the pack and the monitor for frays.
Test the outlet with another device for power, like a lamp or vacuum. If they work then at least the outlet still has power.
Try totally unplugging it. Then plug it back in while holding the power button down. Sometimes monitors can reset by holding the power button down for about 15 sec. Something should indicate a sign of life.
Still not working! Might need a new power inverter board.
Try using a different wall outlet to plug in your monitor. Believe it or not this actually may help.
What ever breakers you are talking about to get the monitor going doesn't really have anything to do with the drivers. Monitors are "plug and play" meaning the drivers are installed for you when you plug it in. It"s possible you don't have the connections on securely or maybe one of the pins are bent. Does it say "restore active desktop" anywhere on your screen?
Also possible the power supply isn't strong enough for your lcd.
I am sorry about this but the correct repair for this issue is replacement of 4 transistors on the main power board inside the monitor I just completed a repair on a dell 17 inch monitor it now works flawlessly. the process can be found on the internet and it is very delicate work. if you can all their service center you used then by all means call them, And just fyi TYPING IN ALL CAPS IS THE SAME ASSCREAMING AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNG SOO PLEASE STOP AND USE CORRECT NETTIQUET. you have a nice day now.
It could certainly be a fuse inside the monitor, although it's more likely to be an electrolytic capacitor. These kinds of repairs are possible but only by a skilled technician - with the right tools and knowledge. If your monitor is still under warranty, I recommend returning it to the manufacturer. If not, a TV or computer repair shop might be able to repair it, but it will probably be rather expensive.
The problem is probably localized in the monitor's power supply board, and a possible fix is to replace that board. If you can find another one you might be able to replace it and repair the monitor - but finding one might be difficult.