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No display on monitor; green switch keeps flashing

When I turn on the computer, everything is running except there is no display at all on the monitor. The on/off button underneath the screen keeps flashing green. What can I do to fix it please?

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You may have shorted out transistors in the inverter circuits, common problem.
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, blown fuses, 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

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