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Monitor will not stay on.

I plug in the monitor and it will not stay on. I can not get the black back cover off very easily either. I have done things like this before so i am willing to do work on it myself. Thank you. I think it is the voltage controller for the cold cathodes.

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Re: monitor will not stay on.

I'd start with taking off the 4 screws and then you have to unclip the cover from the rear. Remove the metal shield to expose the boards. The most common problem is the 5 1000uf, 16v, capacitors. Replacing these(often they are leaking or bulging), should bring back your backlight.

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Re: monitor will not stay on.

It could likely be the flyback transformer, usually found in the right or left rear corner of the monitor. Be careful though, it packs enough stored power to kill ya. ZT3000 "Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"

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