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Monitor will not power on

Had it plugged into a UPS and worked great for about 2 years. It now is "dead" Tried plugging into a new outlet, but this did not bring it back to life. This is sad because the picture was great.

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If you get power to the controlsand you don’t have the startup sound or see the gateway logo when you plug itin, the main board may be bad.
If your picture was pinkish ordark at the top or bottom when it was working then you may have 1 or more ofthe bulbs failing.
If you have the startup sound andsee the gateway logo and the screen just flashes and the power buttons staylit, then it sounds like probably the inverter may have went.

Takethe screws out of the bottom rear edge (these hold the front trim), and the 4big black ones at the middle of the back that hold the stand bracket.
Thetrim then unsnaps. {Be aware of the small ribbon to the power button board onthe right edge}Start at the bottom and release the trim (pulling up the trim onthe screen side usually starts it off), then work your way up each side bottomto top ((a pocket knife or thin putty knife even a credit card, will helprelease the catches as you work your way up)
Thenunsnap the top edge (rocking it while lifting helps)
Disconnectthe ribbon at the power button board, (Tiny latch lifts up on a hinge andribbon slides out)
Oncetrim is off, remove the 4 corner screws that hold the screen in. Then thescreen will lift out with all the guts. You may have to pry up on a corner witha screw driver to get it started.
Theinverter is under the medium size metal case.
Thepower board and main board are under the large cover.
You’llthen have to remove a bunch of screws including the usb board ones and unplugthe bulbs and wire to the screen
thenthe power board and control board is under the center area under the metalcover
Shoutif you need more info.
Ifyou email me a good picture of the boards to bammbamm@ptd.net , I may be able to get a better ideaif it is the inverter from a visual.
Thanks Fran

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