Question about Gateway FPD1960 19" Flat Panel LCD Monitor

1 Answer

L13V36 Dark Screen, picture can be seen in bright light.

I just purchased a used L13V36 monitor TV. Sometimes when I turn it on the picture is bright and normal for just a second or two. The sound works but the picture is really dark 99.9% of the time. I can see it (barely) in bright floresent light. I tried the menus setting and turned the contrast and brightness up and down. Can this be repaired or should I just chuck it out? I'm guessing it's the back light. Thanks for any response. Jake My computer is bright and I tried putting low contrast and brightness, but still kind of bright. It hurts my eyes a little.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 188 Answers

If the backlight lights up for a second it's probably fine - It lay odds on the display inverter in the screen. Actually finding parts for anything made by gateway may be difficult, however. They do not sell spare parts. Considering the size of the LCD i bet it would almost exceed the replacement cost of the screen to repair it

Posted on Dec 31, 2007


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 327 Answers

SOURCE: L13V36 Dark Screen, picture can be seen in bright light.

welcome to fixya

it sounds like the back light on both monitors are going bad
it might be better to call a repair man and get him to look at it see if it is going to be worth fixing i think it might be better then buying a new one at the prices now days

i hope this helps out have a nice day:)

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My LG tv will go on then after a few seconds the screen goes from black back to picture of and on a few times then shuts off. Help!

LG LED TV has no picture (black screen) but still sound ...
7 days ago - My 32' LG LED TV has suddenly lost picture! The sound is all right but theScreen is pitch black. After switching it on the picture flashes for a second and thenthe ... LG LED TV has no picture (black screen) but still sound - can it be fixed? Tags: ... a touch on the screen reveals nothing so it's not the back light.

Monitor going black after 2 seconds [Solved] - > Forum > Hardware
Oct 9, 2012 - Brightness goes down, display draws less juice, and you can at least use .... it's the LCD's Inverter ... you have to replace it for it to go back to ... If the screen is turning off every two seconds or so and then it comes ... i turn my tv on it comes right on, but then after a few minutes turns off, .... Digital Trends for LG. No display in monitor
Jan 11, 2013
Ps3 and hdmi cable
Oct 8, 2012
More results from

TV with Black Blank Screen Repair How to Troubleshoot ...

? 3:16

Dec 20, 2015 | LG Televison & Video


How to save power even you are still using old VGA Monitor

Older monitors(CRT type) are using complex circuit than LCD, It requires more power consumption than LCD, but you can still save power by 30% through this tip.
1.You must position or install your monitor in a dark area or position.
2.Adjust the brightness control to the level of the black part of the picture must be seen black not gray, or became white.
3. Adjust the contrast control at your most comfortable level.
4.Avoid using bright picture screen saver or blank screen saver.
5.Turn off your monitor manually if necessary.

on Jan 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

SONY KLV32S400A - picture has become dark, faces on screen cannot be seen

Check the voltages that comes to the back light inverter, especially, the voltage from the main digital board that controls the brightness. If is found OK, be sure that the backlight inverter board is faulty. If not, the main baord. If you wish to get some details, check the site linked here. Pull up older posts.

Dec 13, 2013 | Sony KLV32S400A 32 in. LCD TV

1 Answer

I have a Protron LCD 26" TV model#LT26CIPI...The tv was working great turned it off on night and in the morning turned it back on to sound but no picture just a Black screen...when you change channels

Since its a LCD take a flashlight and have the room as dark as possible and with the light look to see if a very very faint image of the picture can be seen or not---many of these sets use a "back light" for the brightness and if that's not on.......

Dec 11, 2012 | Protron PD-DVR100 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Increase in brightness & sometimes switch to "negative" momentarily

he Dell I'm using also has an adaptive brightness, regardless of the fact it does not have a light sensor. It just changes brightness of the screen depending on how much white/black is shown at that moment. Whenever I switch from a very dark to a very bright website I notice and increase/decrease in screen brightness. I'm running Windows 7 by the way.
Good Luck

Jan 01, 2018 | Samsung SyncMaster 2333SW 23" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Picture brightens then darkens

Trying with a DVD will rule the tuners in the set in or out and also suggest a setting in the set or a box if used is causing this issue.

Nov 03, 2012 | Samsung LN32C350 32 in. TV

2 Answers

The picture frame still scrolls pictures but the pictures are very dark and unable to be seen well. Is the frame ruined?

Hi, Don't put screen in direct sun light or bright light. Bright lights will destroy LCD screen. The LCD screen has some adjustments on back. You might be able to readjust picture brightness.
Good luck.

Jun 10, 2011 | SmartParts (1DPFSP01) Digital Picture...

1 Answer

Jvc 27'' TV is too dark

There are two small holes on the rear side through which you can adjust focus and screen. Use a flash light and locate the two adjustable slots inside the holes. This part carries high voltage. Do not use a metal screwdriver to adjust. Put the TV facing a mirror so you can see how it works. Do not turn more than 1/8th of a turn. The focus control makes picture sharp or fuzzy. Screen control could change brightness. While watching the picture in the mirror, slightly adjust the screen control. Do not turn too much. If it doesn't work, then call a JVC authorized repair center.

Jan 22, 2010 | JVC AV-27D203 27" TV

1 Answer

Negative effect on Bright areas of Monitor/TV

Try demagitizing the moniter. In the monitor's menu it will have a picture of a magnic , select it. Sometimes it is listed as degrous. After selecting this, your screen will seem to spin then settle. If your still have problems, a magnic may have come close to the moniter while it was being stored, and that will ruin the picture.

Sep 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Gateway FPD1960 19" Flat Panel LCD Monitor Logo

387 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18420 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2263 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides