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Black Screen I have a Dell 1703FPs that just went black and won't come back. When I power the montitor off and then on again the screen comes up perfect for a split second then goes black again. Any ideas, this monitor is about 4 years old.

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Re: Black Screen

No, this is typical problem for defective inverter. Mostly screen appears for some seconds and then turn to black. If you are technician, you can use this link :-).

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I repair a lot of LCD monitors and this (bad inverter) is the most typical problem. Course if you can't do the repair yourself you really have to weigh the cost of repair vs buying can get a really good deal on a new monitor if you take the time and shop around. Prices are dropping.

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Hi, Try this. Disconnect the cable that goes into the computer tower. connect the power cable from the monitor to the wall outlet. it should have a display of monitor self test where different color bars are displayed. if it still does the samething or if it doesnt show up the color bars you're gonna need a replacement monitor.

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You may have bad backlight inverter board (shorted transistors, transformers, need test lamp to verify), or worst case the lamps assembly (need lamp tester to verify).
You can check and see if the power supply is putting out the 12vdc for the inverter board first and go from there.

If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed monitors to get some ideas what to look for:
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.
Capacitors kit: he can make you a set of caps for you.

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