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Need parts monitor seems to go dark after 15 seconds.  It actually just dims so much you have to put a light shining on it to see the test screen.  I am looking to find the board with the ballast on it to replace it.  Any Ideas?

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  • Walter Chavez Mar 17, 2008

    I have the same problem with the same monitor PV720, 3 of them, I believe it is the Inverter board, I am trying to locate thr part I think the part # on the board is INV17-411A, or FS2B1046.



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The problems on the backlight inverter power supply. Open it up and check all the capacitors, it look like a tiny battery cap on the side had writing on it. (Example 1000uf 16v ) if you are lucky you can spot it right away...with a bulged on top of each caps. If not, just replaced all of the caps... Good luck!

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