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Blinking green power on

I have tried hooking it up to another CPU at school and it just flickers a little and the green light blinks slowly. Things I can try?

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  • Distressedma May 02, 2008

    Monitor went black while system was running - now the power button goes on and off sporadically and faint flashing - no visuals though - even when i turn off system - still flashes. Tried shutting down, unplugging- replugging etc to no avail- cannot access cd info becasue no visual on monitor

  • CVpara Nov 25, 2008

    Seems to be very common, especially with this monitor. It probably is a blown capacitor. Hey it's broke anyway, and I have already bought another, so I may try my hand at fixing it. I fixed an MP3 player that no one thought I could. : )

  • parkjoony213 Nov 27, 2008

    I have the same problem, is there a way of fixing it myself? Plus which parts are needed?



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This is called a "power blink" and is associated only with the monitor, very common problem--blown capacitor or transformer.

Run a search online, if you are an electrically incilned person u can get it fixed easily. If not, get it repaired cheap. dont get ripped off

Posted on May 13, 2008

  • lijinj May 13, 2008

    correction-it should read transistor not tranformer



Ive had the same problem. the guy above is an idiot, he doesnt realize that its not the computer, its the monitor. it does it without a cpu attached

Posted on May 04, 2008

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1. remove your RAM and clean it and re fix it on motherboard if its just that problem it may come up.

2. try other RAM from any working PC to ensure your RAM is serviceable.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

    SUHEL KHAN May 05, 2008

    dear Mr Guest...

    i guess u should register urself here and start giving solutions also because what i thing you are quite a knowledgable person...dear what i told is the criteria when you want to check the monitor attached with a PC and the symptom is what he explained earlier..anyway what you will do without attaching a monitor to CPU? huh?

    any way here is the solution to your problem...

    just try out your PC with a PCI VGA card because what i could make out from very less hints is that your Onboard VGA has gone unserviceable...enjoy...


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