Question about Gateway FPD1760 17" LCD Monitor
I have had this monitor for about 3 years now. I have had no problems with it until one day the screen went black. If I turn it off, then turn it back on again, the picture stays on for about 2 seconds then goes black. The power light stays blue the entire time, so I know it is not in sleep mode. Is the monitor shot and I need to purchase a new one? Or can I replace some of the parts? Is it a problem with a video card? HELP!!!
This is a common problem with the Gateway 1760 series LCD monitors. The Capacitors on the Inverter/power board are known for failing. If you are lucky, replacing the capacitors will fix the issue. Generally, the 1 Very Large capacitor on the power board is fine, the smaller ones are much more prone to failing. On occasion, the board develops further issues as the capacitors start to fail, and the whole power board must be replaced. The rest of the components are usually just fine, and replacing/fixing the power board will return the LCD to working condition. As for the backlight itself failing, these monitors have FOUR CCFL's (backlights) and one of them failing will usually cause the one paired with it to quit functioning as well, leading to only the top or bottom set working, but this can be tested with a spare backlight from a dead/cracked laptop screen.
Posted on May 02, 2010
I have one of these monitors... the problem with mine is the backlight died
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
Sorry, no solution here only because my friend has the same problem and I'm trying to help her figure it out. From the things I've read so far today, I'm going to tell her to buy a new one at Costco. For the price, she can actually get a comparable one but with a huge screen.
if anyone else knows if this problem is fatal, I hope you post. It doesn't make sense to pay someone to fix a problem that costs almost as much as purchasing a new monitor.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
There just aren't that many economical repairshops, I take it? It's probably turning itself off because it thinks something isn't right (possibly because that thing isn't right.) But you didn't change much, right?
Even so, solid-state components overheat (unlikely in 2 seconds) and/or wear out (we'll go with this one). Famously, electrolytic supply capacitors can go bad, or electrical leakage from dust can cause voltages to go off spec, or the backlight can go bad (drawing more power than it's supposed to, say.) These things are very fixable in general, you just get to narrow it down so it's not a big deal.
It's not like newer monitors aren't improved in contrast ratio, color consistency, view angle etc. (So you don't lose contact with people while fixing the old one, if it's crucial and they're remote or your cellphone plan is unforgiving or something.)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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