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Monitors video and power blinks on and off

When i plug the monitor in the led terns on green then terns to orange
then terns off for ten seconds when the led is green the video comes on and shuts off again

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Yet another case of bad capacitors on the power board.
These monitors are well known for this issue, but they live a long time past when they should.
Easy repair, but if your not confident around electronics drop it to your local TV repair shop.

Hope it helps =)

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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