Monitor will not turn on- was working fine a week ago!
Thanks for your help guys.
It all started a week ago- I could not get my monitor to turn on when I arrived home. I typically turn off my monitor, go to school / bed, and leave my computer running. I would move my mouse to initiate it out of whatever sleep/screensaver mode it was in (not hibernating), and it would not turn on. It woulf fizzle, I would see gray vertical lines, then it would just go out. The orange 'power connected' light would not even turn on, which is supposed to be on, regardless of computer connection, as long as the monitor is plugged in.
Early on, when I would try and revive and my monitor would go out, I would wait an hour or so, try and turn it back on, and it would again go through the gray / black lines, and MAY (50/50) kick on and work normally.
Now its at the point where I cant get it to turn on at all, no orange standby light, no power whatsoever, nothing. My CPU is fine, the power cord is fine, my monitor just fails.
Gateway is worthless, they dont want to do anything about it. How can I get this fixed?
Ok, my monitor is working but the light inside the actual monitor, just starts up and then quits, but if you look very closely it still has a picture. this happens when every the power go's out or it turns off and to get it back on you have to turn it on and off and it eventually turns on the light for until it turns off again. Usually it works but this time it just does not turn on i've been trying for 4 days to turn it on but sadly it does not. Please help me!
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ok maybe what happened is that you accidentally enabled the external monitor function.
That is when you want to connect your computer to a monitor, projector, etc. your monitor will turn black and you will be able to see the other monitor.
most computers you have to press the keys Fn+ either f5 or f8 that will return to your screen.
if the configuration on your keyboard is different look for the key that says CRT/LCD and combine it with Fn if you can not find it try Fn and all the f keys on top (Fn+f1, f2, f3, etc) when you do that wait a few seconds to see if your monitor reacts.
This is usually a bad capacitor problem. They would need to be replaced, or get a new monitor. Some shops will work on them, but you have to weigh the cost vs buying a new monitor for almost the same price.
There are some websites on repairing your own, but you need to know a bit about soldering and such.
Hi this is the way how to examine
what's wrong with your LCD monitors. After you turned it on and the screen
went gray or stopped working, you have to check that if you can see the image on the screen or
not by shining a flashlight into the screen, not directly but find the best
angle to the screen and take a look very closely. If you can see the icons or
any image, there will be a minor problem. This is because of the lamps inside
screen. Some of them were broken and it is very easy to replace. If you cannot
see anything on the screen, there'll be some problems with inverter board. If you
have soldering tool and want to fix it by yourself, check the caps first. It
may cause this problem. Some caps might show leaking or burn spot on the board
because of too high temp. If you don't have soldering tool, you better go get a
technician to do so.
Hope this help!! If anything I can help you with, feel free to let me know. Thank you,