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Look for bad caps in the power supply first.

If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), 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: 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
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Also read here: http://boredprojects.blogspot.com/2008/06/hp-vs19d-fix.html

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Why does my HP vs17 monitor screen keep going to blank black screen like it turned off but did'nt.....blue power button light is still on? Everything is running but no picture.....keeps happening everytime...


this old monitor has 2 issues.
1: it has CCFL tubes that love to burn out (backlamps)
most this old are long go, yell,dim.,blinking or DEAD.
2: push the menu button on front of mon. turn off power saver.

3: if the PC goes to sleep, or hibernete mode (parked)
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if you dont like feature then go to windows control panel
click power, ICON and turn off all monitor sleep /hibernate modes.

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if the lamps are dead,
use flash light pointed to sceen, see data. ? bingo for bad CCFT tubes.
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http://www.pcdied.com/monitors.html#flashlighttest

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You may have backlight inverter circuits failure or power supply failure, look inside for bad capacitors in the power supply first since it is easy to do, post back what you see inside so we can guide you further, see example of failed monitors due to bad caps, inverter, or lamps: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums

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