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Erratic display My display was dark when I returned home. After turning it on and off a brief flickering image appeared then the display turned dark. The computer works fine with another monitor. Turning it on and off brings up a brief flickering image, but it only lasts a second or so before going dark.

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    steven eizenberg Jun 14, 2008

    have a Gateway flat screen monitor model 900G. When I plug the flat screen in
    and turn it on. the screen will come on just fine for a minute then go
    dark. the monitor power light stays on but the screen is blank. I can ether
    push the power button off and on or hit the input button on the side and the
    screen will come up normal for a minute then go blank agen.

  • martinezlen Jun 25, 2008

    when I turn on computer the monitor goes on for a second and says "input analog" and then goes black. I have double checked all connections.

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It sounds like a blown cap.. you can replace it if you know how to soder

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