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Monitor does awake from sleep mode

When I step away from my computer and it goes into sleep mode, I'm unable to awaken the monitor. After moving the mouse, the power button on the monitor simply flashes green. I am unable to turn on the monitor by quickly pressing or holding down the button. The button just keeps flashing. Even when I unplug then replug, the button flashes without displaying a picture.

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  • madelman547 Apr 27, 2010

    Not sure how to get into the menu settings since I'm not getting any image on the display.

  • madelman547 Apr 28, 2010

    Ahhh. Thanks for the clarification. Unfortunately, I fear the problem is at the point of no return now as the power button won't stop flashing and there is no image displayed.

  • frankdanfelt May 11, 2010

    You need to perform this before the unit goes into sleep mode.

  • frankdanfelt May 11, 2010

    Go into the menu settings on the monitor and set it to "Default"

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You need to check the inverter fuse, transistors, caps, solder joints. Please see my pictures here to get some ideas so you will know what to look for inside.
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Posted on Apr 27, 2010

  • Bud Martin
    Bud Martin Apr 28, 2010

    The light is flashing because the power supply is in the shutdown/restart, it is sensing too much current draw. You will not get the display until you get the cause of the overload fixed.

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