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When I power up my computer the Gateway icon shows up but monitor stays black...I repeatedly hit the power button on the monitor until the screen finally shows up..and once its on it stays on all day until I shut down the computer and go through this process everyday-computer is not even 3 years old-should I get a new monitor or can this issue be fixed? Gateway FPD2275W LCD Monitor?

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Hi, these are exellent monitors. i have repaired and made good profit on these. there is about 8 capacitors on the main board that go bad. all are 470uf 25 volt. if you have good knowledge of soldering, you can perform this repair. even broken, these monitors go for 100 dollars on ebay. contact me back if you want more info on how to repair yourself.

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