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LCD Monitor - green power light blinking - nothing on monitor

My monitor is just over one year old and the other day I found that Icould boot my pc and it works fine however there is nothing on thescreen and the green led is blinking. I have swapped out the cables,the same problem occurs. I have tried another screen on the pc and itworks fine. After re-booting the pc several times (approx 6-7 times)the monitors fires up and works fine. The problem then re-occurs thenext time the computer is booted up after several hours.

The monitor has been tested on another pc and the same problemsoccurs. My belief is it is the monitor. What can I do to resolve theissue?

I have even restored the pc to an earlier time a few weeks prior to the problem occurring.

Any help would be appreciated.

Carol

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  • caroldeb Jun 10, 2008

    Thanks for your prompt response. Monitor in only thing on desktop and there is plenty of ventilation. No dust collected in vents. Power save options are all set to 'never'. Screen saver is just the basic windows xp one. I have connected an old CRT screen and it runs with no issues.

    Turned pc on this morning and re-booted several times, with no luck. After work, 8 hours later, I booted the pc 4 times and then the monitor kicked in and is still on now, after 3 hours.

    Carol


  • LS Wilburn Jun 11, 2008

    I have had this monitor for a little over two years and I rarely turn it off. This morning when I woke up, the computer screen was completely black and the green power light was flashing. I tried turning off the monitor, but couldn't even do that. I tried unplugging it, but the light just started blinking again once I plugged it back in. I can't get anything to come up on the screen and I can't even get it to turn off. Any ideas?

  • caroldeb Jun 11, 2008

    I have opened up the monitor and checked all the capacitors. I found one that was leaking (1000fu16v). Could this be the cause?

  • caroldeb Jun 20, 2008

    Acquired soldering kit and replacement capacitor. Replaced the leaking capacitor, which took me about 15 minutes. I put the monitor back together and connected it to the pc and hey presto! I now have a fully functioning monitor again.

    Total cost of repair - £14.00 for kit and capacitor. Saved myself around £85.00. Not bad eh!

    I am a qualified IT service technician, but the training did not include monitor repair, so another string to my bow!

    Thanks for all your help.

    p.s. anyone in Newport, Gwent have a faulty monitor, don't bin it, contact me.


  • caroldeb Jun 20, 2008

    Not going to buy dead monitors - what I propose is rather than bin monitors with similar problem to mine, let me look at it, if I can fix it, a small charge for return to owner (a lot cheaper than a new monitor). If I can't fix it, then they can bin it.

    I already repair base units for family and friends, both software and hardware. Monitors can just be an additional sideline.




  • John OBrien
    John OBrien Feb 27, 2009

    I seem to have the same problem except I can unplug the power and wait 1-2 minuets the monitor works fine I'm not sure if I need to replace the same part or if it is something else the monitor is about five years onl and the computer is just a week old both are Dell.

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Carol,
It sounds like your computer is putting the monitor in power save or sleep mode, and the monitor doesn't respond appropriately. The monitor might be faulty, or overheating. Make sure there is adequate ventilation around the monitor, and that it is clean and free from dust around the vents on the case.

Another thing to try is to check your computer's screen saver and power saving settings. Try turning off the "turn off monitor after [interval]" setting and see if the monitor still shuts off after several hours.

Good luck, hope this helps.

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  • Russ Melanson
    Russ Melanson Jun 10, 2008

    Unfortunately it's likely that there is a malfunction on the power supply circuitboard inside the monitor. While this can be fixed, it would be expensive. I suggest contacting the manufacturer for a repair or replacement, assuming it's still under warranty.



    Instead of rebooting the computer, try turning the power of the monitor off/on again manually if this occurs again. Might not help but it's something to try. :-/

  • Russ Melanson
    Russ Melanson Jun 11, 2008

    Sure sounds like the culprit! If you are going to replace it, make sure to replace it with the exact same rating of capacitor, 1000uf 16v and try to use a capacitor rated to 105c instead of 85c.



    It's not a guaranteed fix, unfortunately (sometimes there's another faulty capacitor that doesn't LOOK faulty) but it's the best bet you've got for fixing it yourself.

  • Russ Melanson
    Russ Melanson Jun 20, 2008

    Great work! Isn't it a satisfying feeling saving all that money? Be careful though - not all monitor problems are that easy to fix. Sometimes a capacitor is bad or shorted and doesn't look bulging or domed or anything at all - and sometimes it can be a part that is EXTREMELY hard to find and/or replace. Just a word of caution before you go bonkers buying dead monitors ;)



    Best of luck,

    Russ

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