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The monitor displays the screen then goes black. For example, I turn of the monitor off and then back on. I will see the screen for 1/2 second then it will go black.

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  • sglick Oct 03, 2009

    Wow - Thanks for your prompt, very clear response. I have done all of the above and the problem continues. I have switched the cable with one that works with a different monitor - that did not solve the problem.

    I have connected a different monitor to the computer and the new monitor works.

    I have attached the bad monitor to a different computer and have the same problem.

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Hi sglick - you will need to do a few simple trouble shooting steps to pinpoint the problem, as this can be cause by several different things.
Follow these steps and reply back with your findings: 1. Unplug the monitor power cable, wait about 30 seconds, reconnect the cable and then turn on the monitor. This resets the electronics on the monitor. 2. Make sure the monitor has power - the light on the monitor is on. If the light on the monitor is off, the monitor does not have power. Connect it to a different power outlet. 3. If the monitor has a detachable video cable, obtain a second monitor cable for testing purposes in case the cable is bad. 4. Disconnect all connected devices except the mouse, keyboard and monitor. This includes thumb drives and camera-type memory cards from card reader slots. With the devices disconnected, restart the computer. If the computer starts and the monitor now displays a picture, a device is preventing the computer from starting or sending a proper video signal to the monitor. Update the BIOS to resolve this issue.
If doing all of this doesn't change your issue of no video after seeing it pop on, try the monitor on a different computer/laptop, and if you have one, a different monitor on the system with the problem.
Let us know what you find following these steps and we can figure out what to do next. -Trev

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    Trevor Sawyer Oct 04, 2009

    Ugg... I was hoping that just some re-seating of cables, or swapping out of cables would do it. I think you know now that it is a monitor failure. Since it seems to do okay with receiving the video signal for an instant, it is probably the power board failure in it. If still under warranty, contact support, give them details of the troubleshooting steps you performed, and they will take care of things. If not under warranty, time to find a sale on a monitor!


    I wish we could have "fixed" everything for you today! Sorry it turned out this way.
    -Trev

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The monitor displays the screen then goes black. For example, I turn of the monitor off and then back on. I will see the screen for 1/2 second then it will go black.

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I used to repair LCD monitor from Dell. It works for me. You might be using these following steps to examine what wrong with your monitor. After you turned PC on and monitor stopped working or went black, you have to check that if you can see the image on the screen or not by shining a flashlight into the screen, not directly but find the best angle to the screen and take a look very closely. If you can see the icons or any image (Start menu), there will be a minor problem. This is because of CCFL lamps inside screen. Some of them were broken and it is very easy to replace. If you cannot see anything on the screen, there'll be some problems with inverter board. If you have soldering tool and want to fix it by yourself, check the caps first. It may cause this problem. Some caps might show leaking or burn spot on the board because of too high temp. If you don't have soldering tool, you better go get a technician to do so. Hope this help!! If anything I can help you with, feel free to let me know.
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Plase update Display/graphics driver.
If you have a external monitor try plugging into notebook, if the external monitor works fine, you can replace the display.

>Check in safemode>If its stays for long time, it could be an issue with Virus.
>Check in BIOS as well
>If the external monitor is also acting in a same way, you may have replace the system board

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Bad power supply due to bad DC filter caps, failed backlight inverter board due to failed MOSFET, transformers, lamp assemblies. You need to troubleshoot it.
If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.

Basic LCD monitor troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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It can be bad caps, bad MOSFET, transformers, backlights assemblies.
If you are going to DIY and already try the monitor with another PC, and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed WESTINGHOUSE and other monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.

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