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My phillips 170s monitor comes on for 2 seconds then goes blank screen. when i turn it off/on it does the same but doesnt go into standby mode. please give me some assistance. thank you.

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  • mark_picton Apr 15, 2009

    Mine's the same too, it won't last 2 seconds though and there's a really faint image of the desktop trying to get through, if i turn it off-on again the same happens

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Just open it up and check your capacitors. I just fixed two doing this.

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