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My monitor does not turn on and the power button light keeps blinking

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Elvisy71, If different monitor will display the Win-desktop screen with no problem, then Gateway 2275w will need you or qualified electronics technician to possibly repair a defective internal "switch-mode-power-supply" / CCFL inverter supply" !! Check the status of unit warranty first, and check to see if Gateway has a swap-out (exchange+cash) program. If that dosen't work you will be doing a lot of reading about DIY lcd monitor fixes. You will also need to view some DIY video clips at YOUTUBE on "lcd monitor disassembly" and "lcd monitor repair" that will help you decide what to do about your now BLACK or BLANK n BLACK screen unit. You can find tons of DIY stuff here on fixya in my and other CCFL back-lit lcd monitor tech's fixya profiles. Elvis, remember this! Your 2275w isn't any different than any other brand of ccfl back-lit lcd display in it's basic design and operation and some can be DIY repaired for under $6 in parts cost. Just do some reading of the higher numbered (>16) pages in my fixya profile and my old profile "louie12fix" and follow the web links you find there. If this was of some help to you please come back to fixya and rate this response and tell me and all the other black screen lcd owners what you are planning to do about your monitor. 12fixlouie 42610

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SOURCE: My monitor does not turn on and the power button

This is usually a sign that there is no signal going to your monitor, check all your cables and then reboot.

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SOURCE: My monitor won't turn on. The computer recognizes

When you press power and the Gateway logo does not show, you have a power supply problem. The cause is bad capacitors that sometimes bulge at the top indicating they are open, repairs can run high so careful consideration should be given when moving ahead, also! it is a good idea to check the inverter board for bad caps. "common problem"

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