Question about Sceptre DCL 7A 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor
My DCLCD 19" flatscreen monitor started having problems. A few days ago, I turned it off at night as usual. When I went to turn it on the next morning, all I got was a dull glow. I pulled the power cord, waited a few seconds and plugged it in. I noticed it came on by itself, without pushing the button, right after I plugged it in.
I had to do it this way to turn it on for the next few mornings (it would turn off).
Last night, I turned it off by simply pulling the plug as an experiment. This morning, I almost didn't get it on. It would come on, every time I inserted the plug, but just a fairly bright silver/gray glow. After several minutes of plugging and unplugging it finally started working correctly.
In each case, the on-off button will work to shut it off. But when you first turn it on (before I tried the plug experiment), just the glow resulted and I could not turn it back off - thus the necessity of pulling the plug.
Same problem here, but after using the plugging/unplugging method it eventually stopped all together. So, I took it to a local monitor repair shop (AM Stereo, Seattle). The problem is a power supply issue where the capasitors go bad. They fixed the monitor by replacing the capacitors for $70. In there experience, all monitors, regardless of brand, tend to use the same cheap capacitors which fail. He replaced them with better quality capacitors which may make this monitor better than it ever was. I'm back in business with a great monitor!
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
This isnt a 100% fix, but my monitor has started doing this as well, and what ive seen that works best isnt the plug and unplug 20x but to just leave it plugged in for 10-15 min and then unplug and plug it. it has worked 3/3 days so far.
most of what the manufacturer says is -tough sh**- so its time to look for a new monitor
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
Just started experiencing the exact same problem. Each successive day seems to be taking more and more fiddling to get the thing to turn on properly. After about 20 attempts of plugging and unplugging, I left the thing plugged in and walked to the store. When I got back, I unplugged and plugged in one more time, and it came back straight away. Perhaps it just needs to get a little warm..
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
You can find drivers here
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
I've got the same problem. Can anyone even find their company site online? I can't. Oh well. It was cheap and it lasted a couple years.
Posted on Feb 16, 2008
If power light is red as it was with mine. It was a power cord problem. I unplugged it and plugged it back in. light turned green and screen was fine
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
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