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Monitor won't turn on, just keeps flashing the gateway logo on and off

I'm thinking this happened because I have my computer on all the time.
Well my computer is working fine because I can hear it start up okay in
the background, but just that my screen won't start up. All I see is the blue power button on, and then the screen keeps restarting to show the gateway logo. I talked to some gateway technicians and they told me to bring it into a local store to have it repaired. I was wondering If anybody would know what is wrong with my monitor, and what I would need to do to get it fixed or should i just get a new monitor? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    We have the same problem with a 21 inch monitor FPD2185W TFT LCD and it just flashes the logo on screen then after a minute it's black. Can't turn on or off by the power button. No other setting switches work either. Monitor is over the 12 month warrenty so went out & bought a new one.

  • bjtera Oct 29, 2008

    We have the same problem. Monitor is now only three years old.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Mine just started this problem last night, I bought it three years to the day yesturday.  What are "CAP"s and where can i purchase them?

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    Our just start flickering with the same blue light turning on and off showing the gateway logo.

    There is a problem, i bought mine exactly 3 years ago too........


  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    ok I know what the problem is and I still don't know where to find this inverter board

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I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. BLUE POWER BUTTON WOULD TURN ON-OFF-ON-OFF WHILE THE SCREEN FLASHED. THEN AFTER UNPLUGGING IT THE SCREEN WOULD FLICKER. GO ON EBAY FIND SELLER BAMMBAMMFRAN OR SEARCH FOR YOUR MONITOR. HE SELLS A PRODUCT REPAIR FOR $30(NOT INCLUDING SHIPPING). I SENT MY BOARD TO HIM. YOU CAN TAKE YOUR MONITOR APART AND SEND HIM THE INVERTER BOARD OR THE WHOLE MONITOR, ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE SHIPPING COST. HE WILL LET YOU KNOW IF IT IS FIXABLE(THE INVERTER BOARD). IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY HE ONLY CHARGES IF IT IS FIXABLE. I TOOK MINE APART AND SHIPPED THE BOARD TO HIM. HE FIXED IT AND SENT IT BACK TO ME. MY MONITOR WORKS GREAT.

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Unless there is inadequate ventilation, your monitor could remain on all the time with little ill effect. Actually turning on and off your monitor actually puts more strain on it then leaving it on all the time.

If the gateway screen is displayed for a moment and then just turns off, I believe the inverter board inside the monitor has broken.
What's actually happening is that somewhere in the board more voltage then needed is "leaking" in and the safeguards on the board turn it off to prevent damage.

I would go and get an estimate from a shop. If the price is within 30-50 dollars of a new monitor, get a new one.

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My husband changed out he caps and it's been working fine. It only cost about $7 to get new caps. The old ones were shot. The brand of the stock caps apparently is a very cheap brand. We had our monitor for 3 years before it had this prob. above. Thankfully my husband can solder and is electronics savoy otherwise we'd have to buy another one!

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

FPD2185W IS GREAT WHEN IT WORKS JUST GOT OFF PHONE WITH GATEWAY AFTER TURNING THEM IN TO BBB THEY ARE IGNORING THE PROBLEM CLASS ACTION SUIT NEEDED

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Mine is a fpd1975w lcd gayway monitor and i noticed it has been flickering quite a bit just now it keeps goin black with the blue on screen indicator light its a solid blu light so it says its workin when it isnt i hope its not teh inverter board as someone pointed out it could be or else gayway is not gonna have a happy customer if one at all if anyone can help me with this my email is bloodbluhaxor@ymail.com thanx alot and god bless

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