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Gateway fpd1950 lcd monitor two years old.

Powers on for less than one second and goes off.
My suspision is the inverter capacitors.
Not sure ones to replace,Can you help?

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Re: gateway fpd1950 lcd monitor two years old.

Check the card in the computer, it may need to be pushed back in place.

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If your LCD TV or monitor has stopped working, or is displaying one of the following symptoms, then it's a candidate for some new capacitors
- Flickering screen
- Screen image disappears after several seconds
- Dim screen
- Slow start
- Power LED on, but no picture
- Unusual colors and/or lines
The primary cause of LCD TV and monitor failure is caused by faulty capacitors. You can examine the capacitors in your LCD TV or monitor and actually see if they are bad.
If they appear bulged on top, then they need to be replaced.
New capacitors will solve a host of problems in LCD monitors and TV's and will extend the life of your monitor or TV by several years.
Check the cables, connectors and connections.
Take it to a repair shop.

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The monitor only has one cable and it is keyed to fit one way. They are always located under the top bezel. Should have roughly 20 pins and the wire will flow up into the display. If the screen is very very dim (look carefully) then your inverter board is most likely bad these run 40-120 dollars depending on model and are located along the bottom edge of the display itself. If the screen is completely black, try plugging an external monitor into your laptop (make sure you try toggling the display mode) [typically Fn + F7 or whichever says LCD or has a monitor icon.] If the external monitor works then your screen is most likely the problem and will need to be replaced. If the monitor does not work, the motherboard needs to be replaced. You will be hard pressed to find any schematics for motherboards but you could dis assembly the the laptop and easily check for descended capacitors, burns and the light though most of the time I doubt you will be able to see the damage.
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My monitor (HP vs15) is flickering for about 5 seconds and then goes black. I managed to get it to turn back on and stay on, but now it is very dim.

It sounds like the LCD inverter is dying.

It would be cheapest to have it repaired but it would make the most sense to buy a new monitor.

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You'll need to check the PSU first, you might want to buy a PSU Tester for 24pin PSUs.

Then you might want to do a in depth examination of your motherbard circuit components by doing the following...

Look for burned/broken microresistors. You might need a magnifying glass and good lighting. Any resistor showing a little blob or browning is burned. Microresistors are those minuscule black,gray,brown or white rectangles lying all over the motherboard's traces. Check first the ones near the power supply connector and near the chips, specially one that says winbond on it, this last ones may get burned from USB overloading, from using non-self powered hubs also called passive hubs.

You may check for blown capacitors, capacitors are those standing cylinders with a plastic cover around them with numbers and letters printed in those covers. On top they are left without a cover and they are aluminum color, they may be flat or have one or more grooves runing across the top. A blown capacitor, looks different from the others because it looks a little bloated on the top, or may have spilled some sort of transparent varnish from its bottom to the motherboard or its top to other components around.

Finally you may suspect of the CPU, athlons get very warm and they can get burned too. Never start your pc without a cpu.

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