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Monitor flashes and then turns off and won't turn back on

The monitor worked fine for months, then all the sudden i turned off my computer, then rebooted it and it just flashes on and then goes black but the light is still green? i have no idea what is going on.

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  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    Exact same problem. I've swapped it to a 17in Planar on that same computer and its fine so its the 2010M that has the issue. Funny thing is it displays the image for maybe 1/8th of a second then goes black but you can clearly see the video from the computer during that time

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    Same thing, what is wrong with this thing! I hate it so much right now. Why cant planar fix this thing!

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    Exact same problem: the monitor worked fine for months, then all the sudden i turned off my computer, then rebooted it and it just flashes on and then goes black but the light is still green.

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    Cammy Snyder Latimer Sep 16, 2008

    same thing. When it flashes off, I can press the power button off then right back on, the screen comes on then blinks off. I can go into programs REALLY fast if I am ready to look and get my currser to it before it goes black again and when I turn it back on, the program I pulled up is still on the screen.

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    Same issue on my Planar 2010m blinks video for a second and you can see everything as it should be and then goes dark, the green light doesnt turn to yellow standby.

  • kennren Oct 10, 2008

    I have the same issue and the monitor is only 1 month old

  • DuoDreamer May 11, 2010

    thesimulacre: I have been trying to open this same monitor to check for blown caps that I can replace, as I'm having the same problem. How did you get yours open? I have removed all of the screws, but it is still stuck solidly together. I don't want to break it.


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I have 3 of PL2010 and they have the same problem. Everyone of them flashs and it goes black.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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Usually bad caps on the power board. I can guide you through it if you have some soldering experience or I can fix it for shipping + tip to colorado.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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