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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have repaired similar FPD models. I have one of them on this very desk.
The GatewayFPDmodels develop problems after a couple or more years of use. Therepairsare fairly easy for the savvy technician. The power inverterboard inthe back of the monitor contains some capacitors, they may be470 and220 mfd or 680 mfd depending on when they were made, @ 10 16 or25volts, with a 105 deg. C temp rating. They go bad due to heatissuesand the currents they have to filter. Replacement of thecapacitorsusually restores operation. Use capacitorss of the sameratings as original for replacement.
Be advised, turning the monitor off when you are not using it will extend the life between these repairs.
Hope you find this helpful.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
Sounds like the inverter is broken or have a short circuit. This is a common failure on TFT displays.
Here is a website explaining this kind of failure:
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
(thank you budmrtn) my monitor shut off..i went online looking for solutions gate way fpd1975w..i looked hard for about 2 hours..i found a common problem was with the power supply..(budmrtn) hit it on the head..i am not an electronic expert at all..i have a soldering gun..thats is..no testers..so i took the monitor apart and found the power supply was a seperate board..i took it out and looked at it and said hmm. do i throw the 180.00 monitor out or do i take a chance..i took the chance..i went to radio shack and bought 10 capacitors like (budmrtn) said i replaced them..if it did not work i was out 10 buck and i was going to throw it away..but well and behold..i replaced the capacitors..just the big ones not the round blue ones..and wala..new monitor..it worked..crazy i no..but it worked..and i have a 19 inch lcd that works and i was going to throw it away..if you need to know what i replaced email me and ill let you know..
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
With the pixels acting up and the monitor having the same problem on any computer that its connected to. The screen itself is bad and since there are no replacement screens for that monitor, you would have to buy a new monitor or get it replaced if its under warranty.
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
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