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Gateway LP2207 Monitor comes on with Gateway icon but will not stay on.

Gateway LP2207 Monitor comes on with gatrway icon but will not stay on

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  • tazgal72 May 22, 2009

    my monitor comes on with the gateway icon but will not stay lit. When I put a bright light on it I can see the the image of the active desktop (it's not the ghost) I can see where the curser is moving and all. It just does not have the bright screen. Anyone else ever experience this prob? Should I take it in or just get a new one? I had liked this screen.

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Its most likely the light capacitor it can easily be fixed but if your going to buy one anyway dont go back to gateway they offer poor technical support
by light capacitor i mean the capacitor giving power to the light

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If you don’t have the startup sound when you plug it in, the main board may be bad.
If your picture was pinkish or dark at the top or bottom when it was working then you may have 1 or more of the bulbs failing.
If your picture wasn't pinkish or dark at the top or bottom when it was working, then it sounds like probably the inverter may have went. They are light light bulbs and have life expectancies on the capacitors.
To get to the inverter:
remove the stand
Take the 3 screws out of the bottom rear edge (these hold the front trim),and the 4 big black ones at the middle of the back
the the trim then unsnaps. {Be aware of the small ribbon to the power button board on the right edge} Start at the bottom and release the trim usually by gripping it on the lcd screen side with your fingertips and pulling outward, then work your way up each side from the back where the front trim meets the rear case. Work from the bottom to the top (a pocket knife or thin putty knife will help release the catches) You can also sharpen the edge of a credit card-(plastic is a little safer)
Then unsnap the top edge (rocking it while lifting helps)
Disconnect the ribbon, (Tiny latch lifts up on a hinge and ribbon slides out)
Once trim is off, remove the 4 corner screws that hold the screen in. Then the screen will lift out with all the guts. You may have to use a screwdriver like a crowbar in the croners to start the screen to lift up.
You’ll then have to remove a bunch of screws including the speaker ones and the usb board ones and unplug the bulbs and wire to the screen
then the inverter is under the center area under the metal cover
Shout if you need more info.
If you email me a good picture of the inverter , I may be able to get a better idea if it is the inverter from a visual.
Thanks Fran
bammbamm@ptd.net

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