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Monitor turns itself off

I just got it used and it worked fine at first. Then it turns off for no apparent reason. The power button seems to do nothing. unplugging and rebooting doesn't help

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Re: monitor turns itself off

What is the TYPE # on the side of the monitor?
There is a known issue in TYPE 6636-AC1 and the like of the internal power supply going out.
My company has replaced over 300 of them in the last year!

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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If it doesn't, call an exorcist (just joking) or buy a new monitor.

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