Question about IBM ThinkVision L170m (Black) Monitor
IBM ThinkVision L170m monitor - was fine for 3 years, but now when PC switched on the monitor displays the PC's image for about 2-3 seconds then the screen goes black. On/Off switch on monitor has no effect. Disconnect and reconnect of PC cable will give same result - 2-3 seconds of image, then blackness. So - the power's OK, the PC signal is getting through, but the monitor won't "hold" the image for more than 3 seconds.
The following steps are how to examine
what's wrong with your LCD monitors. After you turned it on and the screen
went black, you have to check that if you can see the image on the screen or
not by shining a flashlight into the screen, not directly but find the best
angle to the screen and take a look very closely. If you can see the icons or
any image, there will be a minor problem. This is because of the lamps inside
screen. Some of them were broken and it is very easy to replace. If you cannot
see anything on the screen, there'll be some problems with inverter board. If you
have soldering tool and want to fix it by yourself, check the caps first. It
may cause this problem. Some caps might show leaking or burn spot on the board
because of too high temp. If you don't have soldering tool, you better go get a
technician to do so.
Hope this help!! If anything I can help you with, feel free to let me know.
Posted on Mar 16, 2008
I have the same problem with a dell monitor. I was going to set it up because I have an old school monitor, and wanted to switch to a flatscreen. but now I have to switch back to the oldschool one because this didn't work D:
it's a pain in the *** to move, too ;;;
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
Have had 2 of these screens do this - both times it was swollen caps of control board. Take it apart and check if any caps are bulged. If so replace. Best to replace the whole set as this was part of the world wide caps problem.
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
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