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Viewsonic VX922 19" Green Light Blinks when booted, no picture

I have a Viewsonic VX922 for about 2 years. Recently Started blinking upon boot up. Every 7th boot the monitor would catch and all would be well; however the situation has deteriorated and now when I boot up the orange light turns green and blinks continuously while featuring a blank screen. the computer boots okay;because I here the appropriate bells and whistles, but nothing shows on screen. I took the monitor apart and their is a thin elongated chip board with 5 square boxes and a bulb attached to a small harness; Unfortunately I don't know what needs replacing or if I am even on the right track as their is no obvious sign of trouble. Any help would be greatly appreciate as calling Viewsonic was a nightmare talking to off shore folks.
Thanks Gerry

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  • pr_o Jun 10, 2008

    My problem is exactly the same. When booting, all I get is a blank screen with the backlight on, and I have to enter the password in the login screen without graphical environment. Sometimes the solution provided below (turning off the monitor for a few seconds or minutes) works, but most of the times it doesn't. Besides, this issue makes impossible a dual boot. The curious thing about it is that when rebooting my computer after a long session I don't get this annoying blank screen, which makes me think of a power management problem, as if ViewSonic VX922 would have some kind of problem recevering signal after a long time off or asleep. Here are my specs: AMD Athlon x64, Windows XP x32 SP2, Geforce 5800 GT

    Thank you

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Have the exact same problem! Athlon XP2700+, NVIDIA GeForce 7800GS (AGP). Can't believe everyone who has this problem is coz' of the graphics card.

    But here's my work-around -- I remote into my desktop from my laptop. Within a few seconds, the monitor starts working and shows me the Login screen. So, then I switch to my desktop and type the password (which kills the remote connection).. but anyways thereafter, things seem to be fine till the next time I have to reboot.

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    I am dual booting this pc. 1 xp pro hard drive, one vista ultimate drive. I have not had problems with this config for quite some time,..until now. With xp pro after monitor goes inactive or after a reboot/restart my vx 922 monitor is inactive. I found that booting my vista drive to desktop then restarting to my xp drive would boot to active monitor in xp. At this point, it seems that is degrading. My percentage of active monitor in xp per boot sequence is decreasing. ::((((((((( I hope viewsonic has a solution. It seems like a driver issue but I'm current on each drive/os.........

  • bansuki Dec 16, 2008

    same problem - one video card hooked up to two monitors so i know it's not card. possibly hardware; no software updates to monitor or other drivers. interesting note, the bios splash screen does show occasionally but the image reliably dies and the green light flashes once the OS starts to load.

    i've had this monitor for about two or three years with no problems.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    I have 2 VX922 monitors side by side, one attached to single computer with digital connection and one that can be switched analogue between 3 computers. They are both just over 3 years old with no other problems to date. Recently the analogue connection monitor started doing the same thing which was most noticible on a dual boot machine - linux and windows me, I thought at first grub wasn't loading properly as the green light flashed and the screen went blank. I only realised today that it was a montor problem as you can still boot windows if you arrow down at the appropriate time and press enter.

    It must be a problem associated withe monitor heating up as it always seems to show all the boot up screens from stone cold after a few hours with no use - I will keep looking and email viewsonic for assistance.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    My computer has been getting this just recently, around 2~3 months. The boot screen and windows XP logo loads fine, then as it refreshes to the login screen, the monitor just goes black, and the LED power light just blinks. The problems are escalating now. My only current solution was to turn off the power for like a good 30 seconds, then turn it back on.

    Now though, it doesn't work. It just stays back. I've had to force shut down my computer quite alot of times to reboot. Its seems like its an annoying problem with these Viewsonic monitors.

    My screen sometimes works fine while playing games. But when I alt+tab to the desktop, the screen goes black. And I'll have to turn off the monitor for a good 30 seconds before It eventually reappears.

    Any help or recommendation will be helpful.

  • JimmyRoX Jan 04, 2009

    i have EXACTLY the same problem
    Since 1 week ago my monitor started with the same blackout and the green light blinking
    Im running a Mac Pro under Mac OS X 10.4, so i really doubt its CPU software/hardware problem, since users with windows r with the same problem.
    (This happen even when sometimes i go AFK and then come back, wake up my Mac and the freaking light start blinking and the screen never come back)

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    i have 2 vx 922s both started at the same time

  • choke_arg May 26, 2009

    My monitor has almost three years of use. It started with the same problem. I tested the PC with another monitor and works fine.
    In my case, it seems that the problem is with digital input. As my graphics card allow to work with two monitors, I found that the graphics card detects the vx922 over the DVI input but nothing is seen on scren.
    After several powering on and off I can make the display shows something but only in analog mode, which seems to be working fine yet.
    I could not find a way to make to the display start always in analog mode. It is annoying. Changing capacitors may help me? is there any way to fix the analog mode?

  • smithy1001 May 11, 2010

    'I have the same problem with my VX922 as do MANY others. The problem seems to be caused by leaking/bulging capacitors on the circuit board. The only solution is to replace the faulty capacitors either on your own (which is fairly easy if you're good with a soldering iron) or send it to Viewsonic and have them fix it. '

    Could you be more specific on which capacitors on the board need replacing.

    Many thanks

  • Eric Smale
    Eric Smale May 11, 2010

    Gerry, have you tried this monitor on another computer to isolate if it is indeed the monitor or perhaps your video card?


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I have the same problem with my VX922 as do MANY others. The problem seems to be caused by leaking/bulging capacitors on the circuit board. The only solution is to replace the faulty capacitors either on your own (which is fairly easy if you're good with a soldering iron) or send it to Viewsonic and have them fix it.

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Exactly same problem. I have two computers and experienced the same problem.I will let them repair it.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

I also have the same issue, although it does not happen all the time. Sometimes when I reboot my computer or when I try to bring it back from sleep mode.


Posted on Jul 02, 2008

Lol i got the same blink prob 8800gt videocard

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

I have the exact same problem on my Athlon XP2700+, NVIDIA 7800GS (AGP).

My workaround -- remote into my desktop from a laptop. Within a few seconds, the monitor starts back on. Then switch to desktop and it usually works fine until the next time I reboot. Rinse.. Repeat...

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A temporary solution I've found is to turn the monitor off for 10 seconds with the frontal switch then back on. Works for me most of the time. Looking for a solution myself.

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Had the same problem.
What helps for me is to turn on the computer, wait 2 minutes till its fully started up (login screen), and then turn on the monitor.

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