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Screen Issues I got this monitor from a second hand store so i'm not sure if it may just be broken, but when I got it home, i hooked it up to my computer and it worked perfectly. Until about 5 seconds later when the screen display went to black. If i press the two button, it will come back for just a few seconds and say analog and then cut back to black. If the screen is junk, that is fine, i just want to see if it can be fixed.

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SOURCE: Viewsonic VX910 powers on, screen displays for 1 second then turns off

Blinking on and off is not always a capacitor issue, it is usually caused by faulty transistors at the high output transformers that light the backlights. Crappy board design ! But fixable in most cases.

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I have just cracked open a Viewsonic VX724 monitor with the same problems mentioned above. This is a power supply issue. As I am a technician I can repair my power supply by replacing a few capacitors and a couple of surface mount transistors on the back of the power supply PCB. If you aren't a technician than I would suggest you weigh the cost and either source a new powersupply and install it or scrap your monitor.

Dillon, Trace Electronics, Barrie ONT, Canada

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: LCD monitor turns black after a few seconds

I went through a lot of threads trying to come up with the solution to this problem, monitor goes off after a couple of seconds of just hitting the blue power button, and the solution I came to is the power supply within the monitor has gone out! which is common for flat pannel monitors, but I am not saying my situation is the same as yours, if you see different colors when it goes off on you, their is other problems wrong, mine has always been the power supply and I just take the monitor to a laptop repair guy and he charges me 65 flat to repair the issue. instead of going to viewsonic which they want you to send them and pay out of pocket first before they fix your issue. I will say 65 dollars flat and 3 days of not having a monitor is better then going to the ups store and paying 65 to box it and 70 to ship it. I guess look around for an electronics expert in your area and have them take a look at it.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi, My screen blacked out, However If I press the

These have age related problems on the inverter board which lights the 4 bulbs
I repair these regularly through ebay.
Most common cause is a blown fuse on the inverter board, sometimes that is caused by bad capacitors or transistors. Usually it's just from age and heat.
Fuses are marked F1 and F2 and located on each side of the white large plug that feeds the board. These can be checked with continuity meter.
Fran

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

Testimonial: "Thank's again Fran, I was looking in the wrong place, power in brown Delta board had a F1 fuse. 4th board on opposite side had F1 & F2 Like you said"

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Bad caps in the power supply, common problems. See examples here: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Viewsonic%20V912B/

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