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Phillips 170b monitor not working

Hi, My monitor went black last. If I turn it off and on again it lights up so you can see whats on the screen but then goes black. I've tried it through the USB connection and the same thing happens. I've tried just turning it on without it connected to the computer at all and the same thing happens. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Philips 170S4 and need an awnser...

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    Exactly the same problem here. Phillips 170B Monitor about two years old. Lights up for no more than 2 seconds then goes blank. Switch on/off and exactly the same thing. I suspect than the screen goes really dim rather than switching off because sometimes I can see the screen image very faintly.

  • clocksmurf Nov 23, 2008

    my phillips 170s also shuts down in 2 secs. The capacitor between the two stepup transformers had the lid raising. try to change the cap but with no result :( can hear a high pitch sound from the psu when i turn it on, but as soon the light dissaperars (on the screen) the sound stops with a small click. have measured the 5 and 12v going to the video board and these are ok



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Most monitors come with a 3 year warranty....if you are within this warranty SEND IT BACK. This problem is usually down to a faulty transceiver. Easy to replace but be sure to disconnect electricity as you can get a fatal shock

hope this helps

Posted on Oct 02, 2008


Exactly the same problem here. Phillips 170B Monitor about two years old. Lights up for no more than 2 seconds then goes blank. Switch on/off and exactly the same thing. I suspect than the screen goes really dim rather than switching off because sometimes I can see the screen image very faintly.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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This is most likely a power inverter problem & they are not cheap to exchange/repair. Buying a new monitor is probobly your best bet.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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