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Gateway fpd1760 monitor loses picture after 2 seconds...

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!!!

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  • Tinkerburkey May 22, 2008

    Same problem only the button does change colors and I know it is not in sleep mode I just turned it on.

  • swa10plt Oct 19, 2008

    I have a FPD1760 that is on for 2 seconds then goes black. Any way to fix or is it time for a new one, and what causes it.



  • chell-e Apr 01, 2009

    Screen flickered two days ago, but came on. Yesterday it would not stay on, just as the other person said, for like 2 seconds and gone again. No signal was popping up except i could hear things popping up in the background, just couldnt see them.

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Check to see if the image is Dimmed. Chances are the power supply on the FPD is either dead or not supplying power to the back lights.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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    Victor Castro Sep 11, 2008

    Your problem is the power supply or the inverter on your board, you can replace it and it will be fixed.

    Easy Fix REALLY EASY FIX

    (inverter is what supplies power to your backlights. A lot of the times the reason a monitor goes black and the green power button is on, is because the backlights shut off. in most designs of the 1730 the inverter is embedded on the power supply. That is most often the case on this problem Like the solution it is a component gone bad. Replace it and you will have a spanking new looking nice monitor working again. :)



    ugh if only I was able to send you this before the "best solution" was selected, :(

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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

  • akgeeks May 02, 2010

    Edit: As a further note, opening the monitor up is a pain. You'll need a razor blade to pop the plastics loose. To start, remove the kickstand first then remove the other 6 from the back and bottom edge-back. Remove the screw lock-downs for the monitor cables <4 of these>. Flip the monitor on its back, and gently pop the silver frame off around the LCD with the razor blade, starting from the bottom, and pop loose the Left edge first, being careful when popping loose the right edge, as the power button/adjust buttons are attached there and there are several thin cables under the right edge of the LCD frame. These cables can be left attached to the LCD frame, or simply remove the 4 screws holding the two Button plates to the LCD frame, and let the plates hang loose. The LCD is held to the back plate by 4 screws. Remove these, and lift the LCD out of the back plate well ONLY AN INCH, as there are 5 cables under it attaching the LCD to the circuit boards inside the monitor. Prop the LCD up a bit so you can see under it, and use forceps or needle-nose pliers to pop loose the 4 CCFL plugs. The LCD monitor cable can generally be gently tugged free from its socket with fingers. Set the LCD aside and you have access to a small grey box, with about 6 screws holding a plate over the top of it. TWO of these screws are not like the others, so make sure you mark these two with a marker to show where they came from. Remove the top cover plate, and you will see two circuit boards. The top one will be the power board, which plugs into the bottom one, the video board. Easy to tell as the Power Board is the one the external power cable plugs into. There are 4 or 5 screws holding the power board down, remove them and pull the board straight out, taking care to unscrew the ground wire underneath it FIRST. Flip it over and you will see the capacitors right off. If they are bulging or leaking. there's your issue. Even if they are not, they may still be bulging out the bottom or burnt out, so try replacing the capacitors before replacing the board. Reverse order to re-assemble.

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I have one of these monitors... the problem with mine is the backlight died

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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.

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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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