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Where to get LCD Lamp?

Tantong, you said it is very easy to replace the lamp in this Gateway FPD1960 LCD display. Using a flashlight I can see images on the screen of my icons. Where can I get the lamp to replace the one that has apparently gone out in my display?

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  • havanickel Jul 24, 2008

    My FPD1960 Monitor also died, I can't get a thing the screen is black and the power on button does not work. Tried rewiring, rebooting and all the fixes that I could possibly perform. Where can I purchase a power supply and how much do they cost. Thanks

  • YakAttack Aug 26, 2008

    azucho98, the power button on my monitor lights up and appears to function normally, do you still think it is more likely to be a power supply issue? And if so, do you know where to pick a power supply up?

  • Lou Ebert Jan 11, 2009

    YakAttack, Welcome to the club!! You are not the only one w/FPD1960 that has died prematurly. Gateway will probably be of no help unless you have extended warranty coverage. Have opened friends monitor and looked at the power supply board. Found some bad solder connections near output connectors for the backlight tubes(the things that make your screen bright) The solder connections have a frosted look to them rather than a bright shine as the aluminum side of a diet coke can. Possibly having them resoldered will correct the problem. What you are dealing with is something very similar to those new style light bulbs! COMPACT FLUORECENT BULBS. To light them up you need a lot of voltage, but only a tiny amount of current that is generated by what is called an 'electronic ballast' which uses solid state devices operating at high frequency >30khz to provide high voltage to light the tubes. 3 decades ago fluorescent lighting was done with large heavy step-up transformer-ballasts. two of them weigh about as much as your whole lcd monitor, and operated at 50-60hz, not 30000hz. Well, anyway, I wish you luck in geting it repaired. This model monitor was assembled in the far east and if a lawyer or attorney ever looks at the huge failure rate for all Gateway FPDs there could be some action. You may want to browse to 'electronicrepairguide.com or search for somebody called Justine Yong who has some pictures of pc boards from LCD monitors he has worked on. Just to see what is inside the plastic housing of your monitor. Good luck guy. You can reach me @ lmistyrel at aol.com if you need to cry on a shoulder or not. Louie north of Chicago.

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Your problem may not be a lamp issue at all..it might be a power board problem.

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