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Monitor will not stay on

My monitor will not turn on. The power button lights blue for only about 1-2 seconds then turns off. It is only a year and a half old so it is out of warranty. I have read this is a common failure. Can you help me with finding replacement parts to repair this monitor? Or any help with this problem would be great! I took it apart and cant find anything that looks blown or burnt. Thanks

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    Same problem, the monitor will go black after a few seconds. The monitor is three weeks over the one year warranty, so no help from Best Buy. Does Best Buy install some type of timed self destruct in these ?

  • Crowe Magnon May 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. I've been having to unplug the munitors power cord from the wall, wait about 10 seconds and plug it back in. After 2-3 tries it comes on but I have to go in and reset the screen resolution every time. It's a temporary fix until I get a new monitor. My monitor is a year and a half old. If anyone knows how to permanently fix this please post. Thanks.

  • pidlezen Jun 04, 2008

    My monitor will come on... for a few seconds and switch right off.

    I am stymied
    It is only a year old

  • Manes Jun 25, 2008

    Monitor is almot two years od. From the beginning it was not working properly. the white aeas of the screen turned pink.. About two weeks ago it flashed on for an instant, then went black. Now it does not come on at all, nor does the blue led. I have connected it to another computer but it still does not come on. So itt isn't the video card.

    We need a class action lawsuit against Gateway.


  • michaelrrr Jul 10, 2008

    I also have the same monitor and same issues. Ours is about 2 years old, and actually, our Gateway harddrive fried about 2 months ago, now the monitor is gone to ****. I will NEVER purchase another Gateway computer. I have owned IBM and HP and had no issue with these until several years after purchase. I would strongly recommend these brands over Gateway. Oh yeah, and when my harddrive went bad, I called Gateway. Given that it was past warranty, they gave me a service line that I could call for help, which costed $200 for a year contract. They basically told me I would have to call a local computer repair place or buy a new computer. Yeah, thanks a lot bud for not solving my problem and charging me $200. I asked for a refund, but they refused. Don't get suckered like me!

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    I had the same problem, and no help from gateway or best buy. Now the computer's drive keeps crashing. I will never buy another Gateway! Its only a year old.

  • Pammi49 Aug 02, 2008

    Mine started this same nonsense just today! I purchased it on 12/9/07. Obviously, it finally came on and stayed on, but I don't know what will happen the next time I turn off/on the computer. As info, I DID NOT install EzTune software w/theft deterrence. A couple days ago, a password box began popping up anyway! To get passed it, I just pushed the menu button a couple times and that seemed to work temporarily. Something's weird about this--anybody discovered anything??

  • alison475 May 11, 2010

    Solution #2 indicates that the Hz needs to be correct for the monitor. What is the correct Hz for this monitor?

    I am having the same issues with my Gateway FPD1975W turning off after a few seconds. Gateway Support was less than helpful. Had anyone found a fix? Is it fixable or is the monitor trashed?



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Just dont shut your comp off

Posted on Sep 19, 2008


Check your driver to ensure that it's the correct driver.
If the Hz is not correct for the monitor... the monitor may turn itself off.. :0)

Posted on Aug 06, 2008


Same boat 1.5 years old and the screeen will shut down in about 1-3 seconds as long as i turn it on.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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