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DCLCD 19" flatscreen won't turn on correctly

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.

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    I essentially have the same problem (note that this post talks about a 19" which is what I have as well and its model number is DCL9B (19" black)). Silver gray screen always now, but began with being able to unplug power to get it 'unstuck'. Power LED is purple, instead of red or blue as normal. Suspect power supply is shot somehow. Very disappointed as my monitor is only 18 months old.

  • cpatrick Nov 13, 2007

    Same problem........ Only 18 months old too. Only silver screen now.

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    My 19" DCL is just under a year old. The power LED to flashes purple and makes a non-stop click-click-click sound. There is no way to stop it other than to unplug it.

  • Michael R Nov 28, 2007

    Same problem but mine happened once and never could get it to reboot to anything but the white/bright silver screen. Mine is about 18 months old also.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    same problem. won't turn on at all. is it shot?

  • JasmineT1 Apr 01, 2008

    Was able to get mine to work unplugging and replugging, but today I tried unplugging 10 times and only had this white screen. What a waste of money!! I've only had this for a year.

  • Misb3havin Jul 27, 2008

    I've tried the unplugg thing and got nothing. So yea i guess the white screen means its a done deal.Which sux because the thing is not that old.

  • m19539 Jul 30, 2008

    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.

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem with my 19" monitor.

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    yea i got the same problem its bullcrap this thing is new i think they did it on purpose but i have like a purple color for my light

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    I too have the same problem. When computer is started, getting the glow and red power indicator light is solid (no blinking). With power on, it normally goes red blinking, if the computer is shut down. After several hard turn offs (pulling the power cord and re-inserting into the power outlet) the LED glows purple and then red with the glow. At some point of time in this exercise, the LED goes solid red and screen Black. This is the time when it will come back on on the next try. Do anybody have any solution????

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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!

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I believe "EndSolution" is correct. I have 3 of these monitors and 2 of them have needed new capacitors soldered in. The capacitors are only about 50 cents so if you are handy you can do it yourself.

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

  • mack93 Aug 28, 2010

    I opened the monitor and there are many capacitors. Which one do i change?

  • e_llopr Oct 18, 2010

    Mine is going bad too. Can you post a picture somewhere and direct me into what capacitor to change.
    Thanks in advance!!!!

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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

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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..

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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.

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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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