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No image on the monitor

When the computer is turned on, everything happens like it used to but the monitor is on and there is no image. Every now and then the image will show but it will not stay on it goes back to black. This is an Acer 19 inch LCD monitor.

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Hello,

It sounds like you have a monitor with a common problem. After a few years some LCD monitors will blow a power supply. The problem is caused by parts called capacitors overheating in the confined space of the monitor. If you are good at electronics repair/soldering you can usually fix the problem. Check out a few pictures on my web site www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm You can take the back cover off your monitor and look for the bad parts,replace any that look like the pictures and your monitor should work fine. The capacitors do need to be installed with the correct + and - connections, note the stripe on the old one and insert the new one the same way. If you don't want to try the repair yourself we offer a repair service for $35 plus shipping.

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Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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Perform a Monitor self-test:

  1. Turn off the monitor.
  2. Disconnect the video cables that connect the monitor to the computer.
  3. Turn on the Monitor.
  4. The appearance of color bars indicates the Monitor is functioning properly.
  5. If the color bars fail to appear then issue is with the Monitor only and service will be required.
  6. If the color bars appear then issue may be with the Video Card of the Computer or with the Computer itself.
  7. Try installing the Video Driver using another Monitor or try installing the Operating System to determine whether the issue is Hardware related or Software related.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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