Question about HP vs19 19" LCD Monitor

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Screen goes black to grey

Today I recieved a monitor from a friend. It is a HP vs19e, and he said it was broken. He had recently bought a new monitor, so he figured that I would like to fix it for myself. Anyways, when I tested the monitor, it blinked from black to grey every few seconds when the Video cord was plugged in. It never shows the Bios or the usual " No signal" My problem is not that of power like many others that have used this monitor.

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LCD circa 2004 (old)
what is your question,
1: is it bad, sure it,is, if it fails on 2 PCs, and cable is ok.
2: if it fails its own OSD tests its bad.
of has OSD lock the free manual tells you how to UNLOCK this feature. (the hold button trick)

3: how to fix it.? asking how to fix a LCD here?

the parts for it , inside might be found on ebay, this old.
pigs in a poke sack....
there is no schematic for it, google it ?

black to gray is my only clue here.
if the OSD is dead the black lamp is bad, or its inverter
if the back lamp is ok, then the LCD power is bad or it's logic bad or lack of power. (DC rails)

Posted on Jul 09, 2017

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  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2017

    wow even a working one for $12

    used monitors are dirt cheap, many work.
    for $10 ,its hard to fix a bad one if a $10 monitor works, in fact old monitors are in GLUT status, now, small , square and horrible resolution, are everywhere, I have 3 in my attic now, 100% good.

    or the used ones at , GOODwill
    or the refurbs at Walmart.

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jul 09, 2017

    most of theses boards inside are from CHINA
    and made there, and no support docs from them
    at all.
    In the golden olden days when we made things here (usa), we had all that, with full docs, any tech could do his job , with that....
    my first job, 1965, TV shop, tech.

    today mostly not. (modules of any kind for PC)
    there are exceptions, there are web sites
    dedicated to this or reverse engineering things.

    ill show 1, i have accounts at them all.(try)

    a random example ..

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jul 09, 2017

    learn to google there is no other way
    lacking a meter, a scope
    and a full schematic, only googling finds
    failures, unique to thie VS19

    all PCS , at a 2002? year i forget year now.
    had bad CAPS, the China dudes tried to clone caps, and were used in instead of real caps made in japan like the mighty Nichicon.
    and are all bad.

    the story is here, I can even name brands that are JUNK.
    this is the first thing to know about old PC stuff.

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jul 09, 2017

    2002 and 2005. is the sweet spot of *****.
    caps. (electrolytic can caps)



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