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15" LCD computer monitor

Suddenly my monitor started flickering, going brighter then dimmer. It's irritating as hell as you might imagine. I've tried the built in help and support and I have attempted to find a driver update, all without success. Do I need a new monitor? Help!!! Thanks in advance, BarbaraJo

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  • BarbaraJo Sep 15, 2007

    Thanks for the tip about the inverter. An hour after I got your response the screen went completely blank. The flickering must have been my early warning. So I bought a new screen, sissy that I am. Thanks again. BarbaraJo



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Hi. If you can try another monitor on your system. Or try your monitor on another computer. If you are able to do any of these tests & it is definately your monitor that is at fault chances are the inverter is breaking down. The inverter sends ht voltage to the tubes that iluminate your monitor. The inverter is relatively easy to replace but you will need to remove it get all the numbers off of it in order to purchase a new one. They can be purchased from CHS which is A UK spare parts supplier chs stands for charles hyde & sons type it in to google to find them. Let me know how you get on.

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