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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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So your Gateway is brand new or a refurb?

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Noticable flickering when viewing dark images.


Hello, I too experience this exact same problem. In my opinion, any television under 2 grand is probably going to have some slight imperfection as this; I have tried a few different ones myself. To some, it would appear to only be a minor annoyance, but to those who truly can distinguish a good quality picture between a bad one, or to those people, such as myself, who would find something like this to be unacceptable, this is a disheartening situation.
My friend, I have tried many different settings to see which ones might resolve this issue with the blacks in the picture, or at least reduce it to a barely noticeable level and I have found that when I select the CUSTOM picture mode, reduce the contrast to about 60, turn up the brightness to 62, turn OFF blur reduction,x/v/ color on, CATS on, MPEG NR ON, turn Dark level to LIGHT(this is important) add a little bit of extra color for ex. 52, and sharpness to 75, that this produces a pleasing to the eye performance when watching blu ray movies and dvd's. The flickering is reduced to almost nothing, and the picture quality actually appears sharper and more ethereal in certain ways.
The downside to this is that you are lacking some true depth in the picture's darks, but after your eyes adjust and you are watching a good quality movie, you will notice that there still sort of is enough darks there to compensate. Further fine tuning may produce even better results, jsut have to keep playing around with it. But I am now convinced after hearing somebody come forward with the same exact problem i'm having on the same tv, that it is not a defect but just an imperfection that you sometimes have to deal with when you don't spend like 5 grand on a tv. Good luck and happy viewing!

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You may have a faulty inverter or defective CCFL lamp. A faulty CCFL lamp may have the following symptom: Screen flashes on and off or displays reddish pink hue. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering and/or with dim display or appear black. Picture flickers on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replace the CCFL lamp.
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The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
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You may have a faulty inverter or loose power inverter connection. OR
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