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When it's turned on, the light on my monitor blinks but the screen doesn't display anything. Why might this be happening, and how can I fix it? When it's turned on, the light on my monitor blinks but the screendoesn't display anything. Why might this be happening, and how can Ifix it?

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  • Debra C Dec 29, 2007

    I have tried another computer and the same thing occurred. Is there any other method, maybe a sleep mode that hitting several buttons would cause it to turn off?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    I have the same problem and I have tried 2 different cpu's and both inputs.

    there is one on ebay for sale with the same problem.

  • waterider Mar 15, 2008

    Same problem here, I have tried 2 cpu's and both inputs.

    There is one on ebay for sale with the same problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    Princeton monitors are just not any good. This is my second one to just die.

  • crisg24 Mar 19, 2008

    mine also. whenever i go to boot up my computer in the morning, then turn on my monitor, the blue light on the monitor blinks, as well as the "blank" screen. I can not get it to display a picture whatever i do...very frustrating....

  • BarrySolomon Apr 17, 2008

    I have the same issue. Called Princeton and the guy said to unplug all cables. Plug the power back in in a few. Turn it on. Let it go into sleep mode (orange light) and then plug in monitor from computer. I did this and nothing happened. He said it was a power supply issue.

  • slipin2itxxx Jun 30, 2008

    have princeton VL2018w had it approx 2 months, got up one day and monitor flashes real quick on then goes black flashes on then goes black...called princeton tech said it was a power supply problem. Princeton sucks!

  • help_hpl Jul 22, 2008

    no display after turn On the monitor .cpu is working with other monitor properly. And this monitor have the problem with other systems also.

  • gemsahin Aug 14, 2008

    when i turn the pc I can see the start up screen until up to the windows screen and then it goes black. Some times the light comes on but no display.I changed the settings in my pc, Then I got my screen and when it goes to sleep i cant get the screen to come up.

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    when the monitor is on it will blink on and off every 5 seconds this is very annoying do you have a fix/

  • rking280960 Oct 10, 2008

    Princeton Digital VL2018W Monitor this monitor will power on but will not show a picture

  • Kyle Steven OHare
    Kyle Steven OHare May 11, 2010

    Same problem with the VL2018W here ; the blue light just blinks / flashes repeatedly. When you take the input out, the monitor still displays the 'no input' message as well. 


    MTSPACE:


    YES, the monitor is connected to a computer, which is ON.  Try asking a good question - like have I tried (both) inputs on the LCD?

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REPLACE THE 3-470UF 25V CAPACITORS WITH R-SHACK
470UF 50V CAPS WORK GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I replaced the capacitors which had bulging vents and it worked. Here is a page that has pictures of the process on a similar model: http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/princeton_graphics_vl1918_monitor_repair.htm d('T09PULG0w7S/fX98fn0=').

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It is a power supply/inverter board problem. The capacitors go bad (see solution #2). Replacement of this board will fix the problem.

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I have the same problem as posted by (jaldeep) on dec 21,2007
ralph-d

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  • ralph-d Oct 19, 2008

    I replaced the 3 capacitors as it was suggested and it works great !!!!!!

    Ralph-d

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The tech support people at Princeton say it is a power supply problem. The unit comes with one year warranty so if it is less than a year you should be covered. A replacement board costs $75 plus shipping from www.lcdparts.net. I would like to try solution #2 first (replace the 3 capacitors with Radio Shack capicators) but I got to figure out how to get into the monitor.
I removed all the screws but it is still tight as a drum.

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I have the blinking power light problem, but I can help the person who asked how the thing comes apart. Once the screws have been removed, the back and front halves of the monitor are snapped together. Use a side screwdriver to pry the two parts apart. There are two spots where there is a slightly wider gap (probably for this purpose) - start there and work your way gradually a couple of inches at a time all the way around the monitor and it will pop apart.

I will be trying the capacitor replacement shortly.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

I just started having the same problem - all is properly connected.

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So far i can tell its not the power supply. i think it has a motherboard issue. i will post when i find a solution.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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Is the monitor connected to the computer?
Is the computer turned on?
Have you checked to see if the monitor works when plugged into another computer?

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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