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The monitor just went black, and the LED next to the power button is flashing very quickly. It will not turn on. I have unplugged it, let it sit, etc...Any ideas. Is it dead?

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<P>Bad power supply caps will be my first suspect.</P><P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, blown fuses; poor solder joints, 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 monitors to get some ideas what to look for: <A rel='nofollow' href="http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums"><FONT color=#800080>http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums</FONT></A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="tab-stops: 351.95pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><A rel='nofollow' href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague</A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Capacitors kit: <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</SPAN><A rel='nofollow' href="http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/">http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/</A><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>he can make you a set of caps for you.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P>

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