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Montitor display turns off. Not power, green light stays on.

The monitor displays for approximately 1 second and dissapears. Can turn off and on and it displays each time for 1 second. Green light stays lit (not going into power saver mode).

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  • Daniel Hodge May 30, 2012

    Bought a new monitor but still interested in fixing if possible however, I can't see a way to get the monitor open. No screws...I'm assuming it must all snap together?

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Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed Dell monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

http://www.badcaps.net

Similar board: http://www.lcdrepair.us/SE178WFPcinverter-power.html

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