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Gateway fpd2485w lcd shows video then cuts off

Hi I have a Gateway fpd2485w that powers on shows gateway logo then the video cuts off. Every time I unplug the video cable from the monitor and plug it back in it shows video for a second and then cuts off. It appears that it won't hold a signal. Please help.

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  • oofamoofam Apr 02, 2008

    Samw exact problem. Shows Gateway logo and plays brief music then display goes blank but power and what I believe is an icon showing vga input stays lit (blue color).

  • Danny Lee May 15, 2008

    it was working just fine till one day i turned it on and the gateway logo shows...and then for a split second displays everything then after that its complete darkness. The power button and menu button are still lit yet since theres nothing displaying you can't even get to the menu. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!! i didn't even have this darn thing for a year

  • Gregmo Jun 08, 2008

    UGH, I have the same problem also. On plugging it in, the Gateway logo shows for about a second then goes off. If I disconnect the DVI cable, wait for the monitor to suspend, and then plug it back in, I'll get the desktop to display for about a second before going off again.

  • jaephoto Jun 11, 2008

    it happend to me for the first time today. i use the gateway fpd2485w monitor and when i rebooted, i got the gateway music vrom the monitor then "no signal" rgb, then a blank screen. i could hear through my speakers that vista booted up but i cant get my video running. im usin my laptop to find a solution, someone e-mail me at if anyone finds one?

    thanks, Jae

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    I am also having the same problem, if you turn it off and wait a while, then turn it back on, it usually fixes the problem, if that doesn't work the first time, I repeat the process until it stays on. I know this is just a temporary fix, I'd like to know the actual solution as well...

  • Gregmo Oct 06, 2008

    The off/on trick worked the first two times but I haven't been able to
    get it to work again. I'm still trying to find the problem. I came
    across a similar post for a Samsung monitor that exhibited the same
    problem. The person said that the power inverter was bad. After doing
    more research, it makes sense. The backlighting is fluorescent, which
    requires AC. We know that the bulbs are fine because the picture comes
    on for a second. I'll investigate more and post what I find.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    whats even worse i gave up on it and bought another monitor this time Samsung. IT JUST BROKE ON ME AGAIN!!! SAME PROBLEM!!!!AHHH!!!! i just blew over 500 on 2 monitors already



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I'm pretty sure the inverter board is bad. you have to replace it if you can or you can let someone else do it. you should find some on ebay for about $80 (not too bad compared to the cost of the monitor: over $200). but its up to you. But first, you should find out if you are still under warranty. good luck. please rate!!

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