Question about Gateway FPD2485W Television
(I'm copying a guest's comment above. What Gateway told him does seem to work - although in my case, the monitor was slow to start when plugged directly into the wall, and it was immediately fixed when I plugged it back into a heavy duty power bar.)
hey, I had the same problem. Gateway told me "Plug the monitor power plug directly into a wall electrical outlet
or a different wall outlet by removing any surge suppressors." I did that and it works. It might be a certain kind of power bar they do not like. It worked for me so try that and see if that helps.
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
Agree with above recommendations. Unplug and move to a different outlet, or replace your power strip. The issue started happening to me after 6 months of use, and was solved by moving the plug.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
I changed my power settings within the control panel to turn monitor off "NEVER", so far no problems. Only time will tell if this is a perminant fix.
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
Same problem here - i'll try removing the surge supressor
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
Yes, I have the same problem. Of course its out of warranty and Gateway isn't really big on support once your warranty expires.
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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