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When I turn my monitor on, the screen comes on for about 2 seconds and goes back off. If I turn it off and back on, it does the same thing again.

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I am currently having the same problem.. One trick i found out... and this isnt a solution.. but find something to hold in any of the buttons on the side... I noticed that as long as im holding in ANY of the buttons on the side.. the monitor will stay on

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The problem can be in the power supply due to bad caps, or bad inverter circuits, or worst will be bad lamps. Open it up and look at the power supply first and report back what you see so we can guide you furhter, see example of failed monitors due to bad caps: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums

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